To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many student nurses in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) England received NHS bursaries in each of the last five years.
27 October 2016
The following table shows the total number of student nurses in receipt of a National Health Service bursary in Greater Manchester and in England from 2012 to 2015.
Number of student nurses in Greater Manchester
Number of student nurses in England
Source: NHS Business Services Authority
The NHS bursary application window for the 2016 academic year is still open and therefore figures are not yet available.
The figures are based on the postcode of the student at the time of their application. These also include students who are in receipt of a monthly bursary and those who receive tuition fees only and no annual payment for day to day living costs (either because they have chosen not to declare income or because of income assessment).