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Training

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost was of training each (a) doctor, (b) nurse, (c) physiotherapist and (d) speech and language therapist for the entire period between entering onto a degree or diploma course until full registration, inclusive of tuition, bursary and salary support costs in the last period for which figures are available. (108622)

Information for England on the average cost of training each doctor, nurse, physiotherapist and speech and language therapist for the entire period between entering onto a degree or diploma course until full registration, inclusive of tuition, bursary and salary support costs are given in the table.

Staff group

2005-06 cost (£)

Doctor

200,000 to 250,000

Nurse diploma (bursaried)

40,225

Nurse degree (bursaried)

28,410

Nurse secondee (salaried)

61,255

Physiotherapist

29,345

Speech and language therapist (bursaried)

30,730

Source: Financial and workforce information return November 2004 and national health service student grant unit for nurse, physiotherapists and speech and language therapist bursaries.