Urgent protection needed for health education as MPs fear 'raids' on training budgets

23 May 2012 | last updated: 6 January 2016

UCU today called on the government to urgently protect healthcare education funding after MPs warned that delays in introducing new NHS education and training arrangements could see Strategic Healthcare Authorities (SHAs) 'raid' training budgets for other purposes.

Responding to a report by the health select committee, which criticises the lack of progress made by ministers, the union said there was already evidence of widespread education cuts by SHAs across England

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