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    Because they reformed the NHS bursary.
    Could something similar happen to Medicine and Dentistry in the future for the 5th year?

    EDIT: 23% drop in nursing and midwifery APPLICANTS*
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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    Because they reformed the NHS bursary.
    Could something similar happen to Medicine and Dentistry in the future for the 5th year?
    I start Adult Nursing at the University of Cumbria next month and I'm so lucky to be in the last bunch of those who will receive the bursary. Honestly think it's so sad that there's going to be such a big effect from dropping it.
    I can't imagine that it'll ever be the same case for m&d, but I would never have thought about it for nursing and midwifery. I guess we'll just have to see
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    (Original post by courtneywxxd)
    I start Adult Nursing at the University of Cumbria next month and I'm so lucky to be in the last bunch of those who will receive the bursary. Honestly think it's so sad that there's going to be such a big effect from dropping it.
    I can't imagine that it'll ever be the same case for m&d, but I would never have thought about it for nursing and midwifery. I guess we'll just have to see
    Imagine how big the drop will be next year when they actually stop funding those degrees... :/
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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    Imagine how big the drop will be next year when they actually stop funding those degrees... :/
    I know it's gonna be a big shock to the healthcare system in years to come.
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    Your title is not quite correct. There has been a (huge unprecedented) drop in applicants, not courses.

    http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.c...orewrite=false

    Such a huge drop must have quality implications and implications for future dropout rates, though. Both of which are major major concerns.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Your title is not quite correct. There has been a (huge unprecedented) drop in applicants, not courses.

    http://www.nationalhealthexecutive.c...orewrite=false

    Such a huge drop must have quality implications and implications for future dropout rates, though. Both of which are major major concerns.
    Ugh! Just realised my mistake, is there any way to change the title?
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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    Ugh! Just realised my mistake, is there any way to change the title?
    Report it and explain in your report. Or post in Ask a Mod (or whatever it's called these days).

    I don't think that losing NHS bursary will have a big effect on medical applications tbh. The demographics of people applying for medicine are very different from nursing, and I think as most med students are expecting to take on lots of student debt, the extra for the bursary years won't have such a big psychological impact.
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