When it comes to tax refunds, it really doesn’t matter what line of work you’re in. Whether you're a nurse, midwife, physiotherapist or healthcare assistant, working in healthcare doesn’t mean the taxman should hold onto any more of your money than he’s supposed to. Spending – and even risking – your own life saving others shouldn’t mean losing out on the money you’re owed by HMRC. A lot of the time, though, you actually have to claim it back – and that’s what trips so many healthcare workers up.

The bottom line: if you’re taxed through PAYE and paying from your own pocket for travel to temporary workplaces, you’re in line for a yearly tax rebate. Even if you’re being reimbursed for some of your costs, you might still have a claim for the rest.

It doesn’t stop with work travel, either. The tax rules mean healthcare workers can claim refunds for a whole range of everyday, essential costs. Whether you work in private healthcare or the NHS, you should still be claiming back what you’re owed each year.