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Widening Access Training

The start of the academic year has seen a new flurry of practice managers contacting us to discuss how to deal with employees requesting tax and NI refunds under the Widening Access Training (WAT) scheme.

WAT is a specific scheme aimed at broadening the professional knowledge of NHS workers and has been running since 1999. It is open to nurses, midwives, doctors, paramedics and health visitors.

Whether the staff member will be eligible for relief will depend on a number of factors.