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NHS bursary changes

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The Government has confirmed that it will scrap NHS bursaries for nursing students. From August 2017, bursary grants for students taking nursing, midwifery and allied health courses in England will be removed and replaced by student loans.

The BMA firmly opposes the removal of bursaries from student nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals, and potentially other student groups. We’re working closely with other unions and organisations to support our nursing and AHP colleagues.