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https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/301099
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This has been around for ages. 2 years ago it was 7k
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Why £5K? Why not £10K, or £30K?
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I am not saying I do not agree with this, but this is not an insignificant amount at all.

Back of the envelope calculation: assuming that there are 7,000 medical students per year, each getting £5,000 for 4 years (last year is paid by NHS bursary) will cost > £100 million. This does not take into account increasing numbers of med students, and some do 6 year courses.

The government already subsidises £163,000 per medical student. Sadly it is unlikely that this compaign will succeed, whichever way you look at it. https://fullfact.org/health/cost-training-doctor/
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I think funding for the end of the medical course - 5th and 6th years - needs an overhaul. Getting a cut to the money intended for your living costs at a time when a) terms are likely to be significantly longer b) your own travel costs are likely to be increasing c) you are more useful to ward staff, the argument that applies to nursing students etc, makes no sense.

I don't think it should be £5k though and I don't think it should be applicable to the first 4 years.
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