Physician Associates: Training:Written question - 57396

Q
(Totnes)
Asked on: 13 December 2016
Department of Health
Physician Associates: Training
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the funding provided through Health Education England for the training in NHS providers of Physician Associate students for each programme supported per student (a) per year and (b) over the course of the training.
A
Answered by: Mr Philip Dunne
Answered on: 19 December 2016

The total funding provided by Health Education England for the training of Physician Associate students for each programme supported is:

- £15,655 per student per year; and

- £31,310 per student over the duration of the two year course.

The cost per student consists of tuition, maintenance and clinical placement funding as outlined in the table below.

Clinical Placement

Tuition

Maintenance

Cost per student

£2,156

£7,310

£6,189

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