Excess mileage is calculated in the following way:
Return mileage from the trainee's home to the new place of work less mileage from their home to the base place of work.
However if the base hospital is within London Underground zones 1-3 then the calculation would be made in the following way:
Return mileage from the trainee's home to the new place of work less the cost of zones 1 – 3 travel by London Underground.
Please note that all mileage calculations are made using RAC route planner by selecting shortest route. Home to base mileage will be deducted regardless of the means of travel i.e. walking, cycling etc. to the base place of work. This is because we are only able to reimburse the excess mileage under the relocation guidelines, not the full cost of the journey.
Mileage is paid in accordance with Employing Trust's Terms & Conditions as stated in the relocation guidelines. For Junior Doctors on the 2016 contract, this is 28p per mile.