Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for providing you with assistance for relocation expenses, including removal or excess mileage. Such claims are administered by your employer.  HEE has introduced a new, national framework across England for all trainees commencing training programmes from 5 August 2020. The purpose of the national framework is to ensure equality of treatment for all trainees across the HEE regions. At the request of the BMA, it has been agreed that this will not be implemented in August as sufficient consultation has not been able to take place given other priorities.


By accepting a place on the training programme, you agree that your entitlement to reclaim expenses and removal costs will be subject to the new framework once it is introduced.


Update: 15th January 2021

The new national framework was published in November 2020 when press statements were released by both the BMA and HEE. The new guidance is available via the link on the right. Locally we have been working with employers and the BMA and the new guidance has been implemented as follows:


From 1 November 2020, the new framework was applied to trainees who were appointed to new programmes from August 2020.

From 1 February 2021, the new framework will apply to all other West Midlands trainees.


If you have any queries about relocation and excess travel please always contact your employer first (Medical Staffing) and if you have any queries for HEE, please contact my team on





Page Last Updated 5th February 2021




If you are a trainee employed by St Helen's & Knowsley (Lead Employer), please refer to the guidance on the STHK Shared Services website here.