The survey of health educators was carried out by the health joint liaison committee, which has representatives from the Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives and the University and College Union.
UCU general secretary Sally Hunt said: ‘We have been here before, the shortage of nurses in the late 1990s was a direct result of cuts earlier in that decade. Universities need investment and stability, not boom and bust.'
She called for training budgets to be ringfenced.
Some 91 per cent of respondents said they had experienced increased workload in the last year and 68 per cent said student:lecturer ratios had increased.
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