Health educators in Scotland welcome announcement of additional places for nursing and midwifery

28 June 2017

Health educators in Scotland have welcomed the announcement of an estimated 2,600 extra nursing and midwifery training places over the next four years. The announcement is part of the National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan published by the Scottish Government today.

Professor Ian Murray, Acting Convener of the Council of Deans of Health Scotland, representing university faculties engaged in education and research for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions, said:

“Council of Deans of Health Scotland welcomes the additional commitment and expansion of education places for nursing and midwifery. It is vital that we have sufficient capacity to deliver the numbers of health and social care staff required for the long-term and we are committed to working with the Scottish Government to deliver the high-quality workforce outlined in the National Workforce Plan.’

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Notes to editors:

  1. The Council of Deans of Health Scotland is the independent and strategic voice of education and research for nurses, midwives and allied health professionals in Scotland’s universities. For further information: councilofdeans.org.uk.
  2. National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan
  3. For more information on this press release, please contact Jon Eames on 07496 693806
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