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STUDENT PARAMEDICS AND THE LEARNING SUPPORT FUND

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1864: tabled on 20 November 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that, as part of the Government's health education funding reforms, new students in England starting a nursing, midwifery or allied health professional course can apply for financial support from the Learning Support Fund (LSF); regrets that this does not extend to those students studying university paramedic courses; believes that student paramedics face similar costs and should not be excluded from accessing potential sources of financial support; further notes that in April 2018, according to job vacancy figures, ambulance services in England were short of almost 1,000 staff; and therefore calls on the Government to allow student paramedics to apply for support from the LSF as a way of tackling high attrition rates on paramedic courses and improving the retention of student paramedics within the NHS workforce.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.