NHS mileage allowance
The NHS mileage allowance is available to nursing staff on Agenda for Change contracts, or those with Agenda for Change mileage allowances built into their contracts. If that is you, you can claim for all work-related travel, except your commute between home and work. If you are employed in the NHS in Wales a different arrangement exists. Visit the Health in Wales website for the Agenda for Change mileage rates for the NHS in Wales.
Mileage reimbursement rates for work-related car travel
Other reimbursement rates
You can also claim:
- 20p per mile for travel by bicycle
- 28p per mile for travel by motorcycle or public transport
- 56p per mile for travel to required training
- 5p per mile for transporting work-related passengers
- 3p per mile for transporting bulky work-related equipment.
How to claim
To claim for the costs of your work-related travel, follow your employer's policy. You can speak to your local human resources team for more information.
How rates are calculated
All mileage rates are regularly recalculated by the NHS Staff Council, taking into account the changing costs of motoring overall and fuel.
The NHS mileage allowance may not cover all the extra costs of driving for work, but it is intended to be a meaningful contribution towards it.
If you feel the reimbursement levels are leaving you out of pocket, speak to your manager about how your work could be organised differently to make sure you don’t have to travel excessively.
NHS Employers website
Visit the NHS Employers website for more information on the NHS mileage allowance.
We're here for you
If you're an RCN member and need advice on claiming the NHS mileage allowance, you can call the RCN any time from 8.30am to 8.30pm, 365 days a year.