Keith Brown MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Clackmannanshire & Dunblane constituency, has welcomed the introduction of a support scheme for paramedic students.
As part of a new scheme introduced by the Scottish Government, hundreds of paramedic students in Scotland will now receive an annual bursary of £10,000.
Speaking this afternoon, Keith said:
“Stirling University, in my constituency, is one of five places in Scotland offering paramedic degree programmes so I am particularly pleased to be able to welcome this announcement which really is great news for student paramedics.
“We pledged to bolster support for this crucial service and it is great to see that that it is expected that there will be around 30% more student paramedics starting training next year as there are this year.
“Paramedics play a really important role within the health service and I hope that this support package for students will help to attract people to the job.
“Those who are starting their courses in the coming session and have not yet applied for funding should now apply for the new Paramedic, Nursing and Midwifery Student Bursary (PNMSB), those who have already applied will have their awards automatically updated and do not need to contact SAAS themselves.”