Department of Health consults on healthcare education funding reforms

Published: 20 April 2016 Ezine

The government announced in its 2015 Spending Review that from 1 August 2017, all new AHP, nursing and midwifery students will receive their funding and financial support through the standard student support system rather than through the current NHS Bursary Scheme.

The course fees are currently paid directly to universities by the government via Health Education England.   

For radiography students starting a pre-registration course after 1 August 2017, this means that the student will be required to take out a student loan to train as a radiographer, which will cover the course fees as per other university courses.   

The government has launched a consultation about how the reforms described above can be implemented. Click here to read the consultation.    

The Society of Radiographers is seeking the views of members to make sure our response shapes the system that results from the changes. 

This is important, as it will ensure that the mechanisms which are put in place recognise the impact of this change for the radiography profession, both diagnostic and therapeutic.

You can easily respond to the consultation by completing this form.

The questions are taken directly from the DH Consultation document, so please refer to the document when answering the questions for the full background.

After you have submitted the form, your response will be sent directly to the Society and will be included as part of the collective response.

The deadline for responses is Friday 6 May 2016