Council responds to this week’s public spending announcements

4 September 2019

Responding to this week’s Spending Round announcement, Chair of the Council of Deans of Health Professor Brian Webster-Henderson said:

“The Council was encouraged by Tuesday’s announcement of investment in professional development funding for NHS staff. We note the Chancellor’s announcement today of an increase in NHS funding next year but believe the Government has missed an important opportunity to invest in financial support for healthcare students to increase recruitment and retention.

“The Council will continue to call for the introduction of a maintenance grant for healthcare students and consideration of loan forgiveness in return for service”.

-ENDS-

  1.  Spending Round 2019

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