The Reimbursement of Removal or Rotational Travel Expenses policy aims to provide assistance to junior doctors who are required to relocate or commute due to the rotational nature of their training programme. It is not intended to fully cover the costs incurred due to a relocation or commute to new place of work, but aims to offer financial assistance when eligible.
Under the terms of the new national Relocation guidance, from 1st April 2021 all trainees can claim up to £10,000 for the duration of their training from start of training to CCT, irrespective of training region, when the eligibility criteria provided in the policy is met. Please click here for more information on the new policy.
As this is an increase on the previous allowance of £8000, some trainees who have used their previous allowance will now have access to additional funds. Please note, however, that this should only be for new eligible expenses incurred from 1st April 2021 onwards. No retrospective or previously-rejected claims will be approved.
There was an earlier implementation date of this guidance for trainees who began new training programmes in August 2020. These trainees have been able to claim up to £10,000 for eligible expenses from 1st November 2020 onwards.
All applications will be assessed for eligibility by your employing Trust and any approved reimbursement will be paid via the employer’s monthly payroll. Please contact the Medical Staffing Team at your trust in order to submit an eligibility application form. If you are unsure of the Relocation contact at your trust then please contact the HEE team for advice by clicking here.
A list of FAQs related to the relocation process can be found here.
For useful information relating to relocation please access the links below:
- New National Relocation Guidance Document (applicable to all trainees from 1st April 2021)
- New Continuing Commitments Flow Chart
- New Excess Travel Flow Chart
- New Removals Flow Chart
Please click here under 'Relocation' to access eligibility and expense form. These forms need to be filled in and sent to your local trust for reimbursement.
If you have any queries regarding applying for relocation expenses, you can contact the relocation team through the portal here by clicking here