Consultation on replacing student nurse bursaries with loans launched

The much anticipated consultation on planned changes to the student funding system for nursing and midwifery in England, which would see bursaries replaced by loans, has been launched today.

The consultation – titled Reforming healthcare education funding: creating a sustainable future workforce – will run until 30 June and was launched on Thursday afternoon.

It follows an announcement in the chancellor’s autumn spending review, predicted by Nursing Times, that the government was planning to reform nurse education funding.

Full story in The Nursing Times 7 April 2016