Andrew Gwynne – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andrew Gwynne on 2016-03-08.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of student nurses who have childcare responsibilities.

Ben Gummer

Information on the proportion of student nurses who have childcare responsibilities is not collected by the Department.

The table below shows the total number and percentage of student nurses who were in receipt of a National Health Service bursary and also claimed an allowance in respect to potential childcare responsibilities in 2014/15.

Award Element

Number of student nurses

Percentage of total student nurses1

Childcare Allowance



Parent Learning Allowance



Dependents Allowance (Child Element)



Source: NHS Business Services Authority

1Students may be in receipt of one or a combination of all three allowances