NHS Relocation Packages Explained


NHS Relocation Packages Explained

February 15, 2022

International medical professionals may be entitled to a relocation package when moving to the UK. This is offered largely as a gesture of appreciation to those willing to move their in-demand skills to the NHS.

Understanding these packages can be confusing to the uninitiated. Let’s discuss the basics.

Who is Eligible for a Relocation Package?

In general, you’ll be eligible for a relocation package if you’re moving to a new NHS role from overseas. You’ll likely be applying through an NHS trust. It’s worth noting here that each trust has its own set of eligibility criteria for this kind of perk.

Double-check what’s on the table before making any big decisions. 

What Does a Package Cover?

In general, your relocation package will cover the following:

  • Airport fees and flights
  • Temporary accommodation costs
  • Costs for furniture removal
  • Insurance costs (where relevant)
  • Storage and new furnishings
  • More

When applying for your new position, make sure you’re sure that a package will be available to you. Unfortunately, not every international applicant secures one.

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