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Healthcare Education & Training Tariff

HEE exists to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. One of the ways we do this is via funding education and training placements with healthcare providers.

As part of Health Education England’s support for the education and training environment for future healthcare professionals, HEE makes a financial contribution to support placement providers to take medical and clinical students on training placements.

The amounts paid are determined by a tariff for that profession, the number of students on placement and how long they are on that placement. In the 2019/20 financial year, HEE made payments totaling around £2bn to placement providers (including contributions to the salary costs to backfill some staff while they undertake postgraduate training).

The Department of Health and Social Care has produced Tariff Guidance to inform healthcare providers about the E&T Tariff system. The 2020/21 Guidance can be viewed here.

From 2021, HEE is responsible for publishing this guidance and is assuming a new role advising the DHSC on how the Tariff system can be improved.

For more information about the Healthcare Education & Training Tariff system, please email educationfunding@hee.nhs.uk  

Education & Training Tariff into 2021/22

Publication of the 2021/22 Healthcare Education & Training Tariff Guidance on the Government website has been delayed. Following discussions with colleagues in DHSC, we expect that the guidance will be published shortly. However as an interim arrangement, placement providers are advised to continue to following the arrangements outlined in the 2020/21 version of the guidance.

Any changes to prices in the final 2021/22 guidance that increase the funding payable to placement providers will be applied retrospectively (backdated to 1 April 2021) at the end of Financial Quarter 1.

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