Travel and Accomodation
Excess travel expenses and reimbursement of relocation expenses are the responsibility of the employing NHS Trusts, and the exact arrangements and entitlements can vary between hospitals. Therefore trainees are strongly encouraged to discuss eligibility with the relevant Trust prior to taking up an appointment, and when making claims. Health Education England's policies on travel expenses and other issues are available HERE. In addition, new National guidance has been issued from October 2020 that applies to all trainees who commenced training from Aug 2020 onwards. This new policy is available at the bottom of the page or can be accessed HERE.
In addition, the answers to some frequently asked questions on travel expenses and accommodation are detailed below. Please note these relate to the OLD expenses policy and this will gradually be phased out over the next few years as new trainees enter the scheme:
Yes, you can choose to claim some expenses towards the cost of accommodation, for the duration of your placement outside of your hub. These are fixed costs that vary from Trust to Trust and are set each year. Specific details will need to be sought from individual Trusts. However, you cannot claim travel expenses as well. Oncall arrangements are different
Yes, this is a contractual requirement with the new contract. All Trusts will provide an area for rest after an oncall. This will either be free, or the costs will be reclaimable from HEYH. This is different to long term accommodation