There are major changes on the way to the funding for studying to be a nurse, midwife or allied health professional in England.

From 1 August 2017, new students in England on most pre-registration courses (courses which lead on to registration with one of the health professional regulators) for nursing, midwifery and most allied health professions will have access to the standard student support package of tuition fee loans and support for living costs, rather than getting an NHS grant.

The Government consulted on the detail of the changes in the spring and has issued the first stage of its response which contains important information on the package of support available to students studying under the new system.

Since the changes were first announced in November 2015 thousands of people have accessed the information we’ve put together. We know that this kind of change raises many questions, so we’ve pooled all the information we have on one site. The aim is to signpost you to as many sources of information as we can. We’re learning as we do this, so give us your feedback via @councilofdeans