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Wales: Wales extends bursaries for another year

06 September 2019

The NHS Wales bursary scheme has been extended for another year, and will be in place for students starting their courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

The bursary for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals will continue to be available for those who train in Wales and commit to working there for up to two years after qualifying, it has been confirmed.

Health minister Vaughan Gething said: ‘We are committed to investing in the training of skilled professionals working in our NHS. By extending this support package, I want to demonstrate how much we value our healthcare workforce.

‘We’re also taking action to attract more health professionals from other parts of the UK and beyond through our This is Wales – Train, Work, Live marketing campaign, which sets out what Wales has to offer.’
 

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