Removal & Associated Expenses Guidance for Doctors in Training

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.  Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, HEE intended to introduce 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.


The framework is expected to be published later in the year following the completion of consultation with the BMA Junior Doctors Committee (JDC).  Once published, it will replace existing local guidance or arrangements in place for all doctors, dentists and public health trainees who commenced accredited HEE training programmes trainees in August 2020. 


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: 6 November 2020

The new national framework has been published - both the BMA and HEE have released press statements today about it.  The document is now available in the links below, and locally we are working with employers about its implementation as applicable.  An update to trainees will be issued as soon as possible to coincide with this update on our website.






Page Last Updated 1st December 2020


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.