GOWER Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, has welcomed the Welsh Labour Government’s announcement that the NHS Wales bursary scheme will remain in place for students starting their courses in 2020.
While the bursary for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals was scrapped by the Tories in England in 2017, the full package will continue to be available in Wales for those who commit to working in Wales for up to two years after they qualify.
This announcement provides certainty about bursary arrangements to both students and providers, enabling them to plan for their future.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “This decision is about investing in the future of the Welsh NHS. I welcome the Welsh Labour Government’s commitment to training the next generation of nurses and midwives.
“The difference between Labour in Wales and the Tories in England couldn’t be clearer, in Wales we value our healthcare workforce and are committed to supporting them through their studies.”