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£12m boost for health professionals training and education in Wales

CSP press release published on 8 December 2017

The CSP commends Wales on increased training places.

The Welsh government has announced plans to increase training places as part of a package to support education and training programmes for healthcare professionals.

This includes a 10% increase for physiotherapy, nursing and occupational health places.

Prof Karen Middleton, chief executive at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy said:

‘It’s positive to see Wales investing in the future of its health service.

‘Increasing training places for physiotherapy students and nurses will help save money by relieving pressures on GPs, and providing more support in hospitals and in the community.

‘It’s crucial the other nations do not focus on short sighted cuts but instead, implement new ways of working, such as first contact physios, to create a sustainable NHS.'

The funding will allow more than 3,500 new students to join healthcare education programmes across Wales.

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