Trainee Benefits and Support
Tax Relief for EM trainees
The Royal College of Emergency Medicine is on the HM Revenue and Customs’ list of Approved Professional Organisations and Learned Societies. This allows EM trainees who pay a membership subscription to the College to claim tax relief if they are on a salary that is taxed at 40%. Claims can be made for subscription payments going back up to seven years.
Study budgets and how to access them.
The study budget is changing. The new HEE-managed centralised process will make accessing study leave and study budgets a more transparent, equitable and streamlined process for all trainees in England. There is a clearer definition of how the study budget should be used to support individual professional development.
More information is available in the HEE Study Budget Trainee Guide.
Claiming back the costs of training
The Emergency Medicine Trainees Association has produced a document (available on their website here) which offers guidance on how EM trainees can claim back some of the costs of their training.
EM-POWER: a Wellness Compendium for EM (published April 2019)
The Wellness Compendium for EM, available on our website here, has been developed as part of the RCEM’s ongoing commitment to creating successful, satisfying and sustainable careers in Emergency Medicine. Those working in EM, at whatever stage of their career, may sometimes face personal or professional difficulties and might need some support. This document explores a range of topics and provides information on organisations, services and websites which can offer advice and assistance.
RCEM is now registered with the NUS (National Union of Students) for trainees only to apply for an NUS card and be eligible for discounted products and services. If you are interested please contact the membership team on firstname.lastname@example.org stating you wish to apply for an NUS card; we will check your eligibility and then send to you by email the URL for NUS card application and an access code, so that our organisation is listed on the drop down menu. We have initially a batch of 100 access codes and these will be distributed on a first come/first served basis.
Rest and Sleep campaign
The Emergency Medicine Trainees' Association (EMTA) are campaigning for greater recognition of the importance of rest and sleep for EM trainees. More information can be found here and a poster here.