Local AM Welcomes decision to extend the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme.

Aberavon Assembly Member, David Rees, has welcomed the Welsh Labour Government’s announcement that the NHS Wales scheme will remain in place. 


The decision will help individuals electing to study an eligible healthcare-related programme in Wales commencing in the academic year 2020/2021.


While the bursary – for eligible student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals – was withdrawn by the Tories in England in 2017, the full package will continue to be available in Wales for those who commit to working in Wales for up to two years after qualifying.


This announcement provides certainty about bursary arrangements until 2021 to both students and providers to enable them to plan for their future.


Mr Rees said: “This decision is about investing in the future of the Welsh NHS.  I welcome the Welsh Labour Government’s continued commitment to training the next generation of Nurses and Midwives and we must encourage more people to take the opportunities this scheme provides them.”


“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.””