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Nurses: Training

Question for Department of Health

UIN 49959, tabled on 24 October 2016

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.

Answered on

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.

Academic Year

2012

2013

2014

2015

Number of student nurses in Greater Manchester

3,343

2,975

3,284

3,577

Number of student nurses in England

40,951

38,490

40,961

43,470

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).

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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