To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing support for costs of living to student nurses who have their qualification period extended due to covid-19 to ensure that they do not incur financial detriment.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
28 January 2021
The Department and Health Education England have developed arrangements to ensure that student nurses requiring unavoidable extensions to their courses due to COVID-19 receive the appropriate financial support in order to graduate. This support has been administered by the NHS Business Services Authority and any student who requires an extension should contact their university.