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Students studying Allied Health degrees at university are set to receive an additional £5,000 per year of NHS funding from September 2020.
The additional funding will be provided on top of existing support, including student loans.
St George’s is pleased to announce that students studying the following courses will benefit from the new funding:
Occupational Therapy BSc
Physiotherapy MSc (pre-registration)
Therapeutic Radiography BSc
Diagnostic Radiography BSc
Paramedic Science BSc
The additional funding applies to new and existing students and does not need to be paid back.
The government expects the £5,000 maintenance grants to benefit around 100,000 students every year.
There will also be extra payments worth up to £3,000 per academic year for eligible students. These include:
£1,000 towards childcare costs
£1,000 if studying in a region that is struggling to recruit
£1,000 if they’re a new student studying a shortage specialism important to delivering the NHS Long Term Plan
The shortage specialisms available to study at St George’s include our Diagnostic Radiography BSc and Therapeutic Radiography BSc.
Students studying midwifery and nursing through our joint Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education with Kingston University will also benefit.
The grants will be administered by the NHS Business Services Authority, which already provides reimbursement for placement-related travel and accommodation costs. The funding is likely to be made available to students over the course of each year.
We will provide more guidance about applying for these grants once further information is available. In the meantime read the full press release here, and find out more on the NHS Health Careers website.
Published: 20 January 2020
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