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NHS: Training

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirements are placed on students in receipt of NHS bursaries to work within the NHS. (249801)

Healthcare students are encouraged and supported to develop at least some of their career within a national health service setting, however, they are not obliged to do so, it is a matter for the individual.

A review of NHS student support was announced in Lord Ara Darzi's “A High Quality Workforce: NHS Next Stage Review” (30 June 2008). A copy of the review has already been placed in the Library. The Department is working in partnership with key stakeholders to undertake the review of existing arrangements for NHS student support and will consider a wide range of options for NHS student support in the future.