Last Reviewed: June 2022

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. 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.