NHS bursary reform

Information about the proposed reform of the NHS bursary system.

Read about changes to healthcare education funding for student nursing, midwifery and related health students.


The nursing associate curriculum framework is relevant to all those involved in planning, designing and delivering level 5 nursing associate education and training programmes. The curriculum framework is available on the Heath Education England website.

  1. Changes to healthcare education funding
  2. Changing how healthcare education is funded
  3. NHS bursary reform


Published 18 December 2015
Last updated 19 April 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added document link: Healthcare education funding for postgraduate, dental hygiene and dental therapy students.
  2. Separated out content on nursing associates to add to a new collection on careers in nursing
  3. Link to nursing associate curriculum framework added.
  4. Added link to information about nursing associate role.
  5. First published.