The Council of Deans of Health has welcomed the announcement by the Office for Students, the new regulator for higher education in England, of continued additional funding to support undergraduate nursing, midwifery and allied health professional courses.
Additional funding has also been announced to extend the subsidy to postgraduate pre-registration courses, which will be funded at a higher rate than undergraduate courses to reflect the higher cost of provision.
Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, Chair of the Council, representing UK university faculties engaged in education for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions, said:
“We are very pleased that the Office for Students continues to recognise the higher costs associated with healthcare courses and has committed to providing additional funding to ensure that universities are able to continue to deliver high quality education.
“The extension of additional funding to support postgraduate pre-registration courses is very welcome as these courses provide one of the quickest routes into the workforce and can play an important role in delivering the future workforce that we need.”
Notes to editors:
- The Council of Deans of Health is the voice of the deans and heads of UK university faculties for nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions. For further information: councilofdeans.org.uk.
- Office for Students Teaching funding in the period from April 2018 to July 2019
- For more information on this press release, please contact Jon Eames, 07496 693 806