20 Jan 2020
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) announced this weekend that some students, including those studying to become a paramedic, will receive a new £5,000 a year bursary.
London Ambulance Service has welcomed the new support – which is the first time paramedic students will benefit from additional NHS funding while at university, with students able to take advantage of the funding from September 2020.
Garrett Emmerson, Chief Executive at London Ambulance Service, said:
“Recruiting sufficient numbers of qualified paramedics remains a continuous challenge for London Ambulance Service, as well as for ambulance trusts across the country, so we really welcome this new financial support for students.
“Being a student can be very tough financially, so anything that helps to ease this pressure and attracts more people into the profession can only be a good thing for us as a service, for those people out there contemplating becoming a paramedic and, most importantly, for our patients.”