Health Professions
More students gain opportunity to apply for health places

By News Feature - Integrated Care Journal

Universities will now be able to bid for more places, following an increase in demand for healthcare courses, the Government has announced.

Following unprecedented demand, Health and Care Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today that more students will be able to apply for places on nursing, midwifery or allied health professional courses in England.

Earlier last month the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson introduced new measures to help students and universities, including an additional 5,000 ring-fenced places for nursing, midwifery or allied health courses to support the country’s vital public services

The Government has also extended the timetable for universities to apply for the extra places to Friday 17 July and will cover additional bids over the initial 5,000.

“This pandemic has demonstrated just how important our healthcare professionals are, and the demand for places shows that there are thousands of prospective students looking to train for rewarding careers in our NHS,” the Health Secretary said.