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Nurses: Training

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department incurred on training and professional development for nurses in the last three years. (305260)

Expenditure incurred by strategic health authorities (SHAs) on training and development for nurses in the last three years is shown in the table.

Multi-professional education and training expenditure on nurses

£ million

Tuition costs

Bursary costs1,2

Total costs

2006-07

658.3

352.8

1,011.0

2007-08

635.1

354.0

989.1

2008-09

568.3

352.4

920.6

1 Excludes Nil award holders, i.e. EU fees-only students and students whose living allowance element of the bursary has been reduced to nil after income assessment.

2 Includes the basic award, all supplementary allowances and all one-off payments, e.g. reimbursement of practice placement costs. Recoveries of bursaries are not included for students leaving a course or for fraud.

Source:

SHA Quarterly financial management information systems data

NHS Student Bursaries Scheme database—NHS Business Services Authority