NHS employees work hard — there’s no doubt about it. Day and night, you’re caring for every member of society that needs it, whether that’s in the hospital, GP surgery, their own home or in any other role within the NHS. Everyone needs healthcare at some point, and you’re ready and waiting.
Your passion and dedication should be rewarded in ways other than your basic salary and the odd promotion. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how healthcare workers are more than willing to go above and beyond to save the lives of others, even when this means putting their own lives at risk. It’s time the country stepped up to have your back.
This being said, we’re pleased to say that your service to the nation has been recognised by numerous UK companies that want to give you some extra support.
NHS workers can now receive a wide range of benefits from both local and global businesses based in the UK.
These perks include discounted taxi rides, dedicated supermarket shopping times, transport benefits, free food, and discounted products. With a cheap lunch here and a few quid off your supermarket shop there, the savings really do add up, so take advantage of them if you can!
NHS England and NHS Improvement have been working hard to verify these offers and curate them into one single, accessible place so that NHS staff can take advantage of them. This information lists the offers that you are eligible for and how to access them.
We’ve also compiled a list of where you can get NHS discounts below so you can have a quick skim through.
How much is the NHS discount?
Your NHS discount or the added perks you can get with a particular product or service is set by each individual company providing the offer. Generally, discounts range from 10 - 50% off, but you’ll have to check the offer details. You’ll be able to see what benefits are being offered by each verified business on the NHS England website.
Some of your local cafes and shops will also be offering small NHS discounts. These might not be advertised online (although you should check their social media pages), so keep an eye out for signs in shop windows. This is also a great way to support your favourite independent businesses during a financially troublesome time.
Where can you get NHS discounts?
If you work for the NHS you can access offers from the following companies:
Tuk In Foods
The Meat Box
Marks and Spencer
The Food Warehouse
Enterprise Car Club
Uber Bikes (Jump)
NHS Trust Parking
Your Parking Space
Brompton Bicycle Ltd
Angel of Corbridge
The Landmark Trust
Homes for NHS
IHG Intercontinental Hotels
St Modwen Homes
Access Self Storage
Alphabet Brewing Company
Big Drop Brew
Bloom & Wild
British Parking Association
Create and Craft
Cheltenham International Film Festival 2020
Echoes and Shadows
English National Opera
EV Cable Shop
Gold Key Media
Happy Parents. Happy Baby.
Laura Scott, Individuals and Couples Counsellor
Pets at Home
Point Zero One
Reward Gateway: The Employee Engagement People
Roses and cushions
Silent Pool Gin
Sleepio & Daylight
The Elsham Distillery
The Herts and Essex Sports Centre
The Key Safe Company
The Watch Strap
Think Heat Ltd
Take Time To Talk
Top Dog Harnesses
Twoodle Co Natural Home
Various mobile and broadband providers
Visible Changes hair and beauty salon
Yoga Impact Charity
Yopa - Estate Agents
If you have children, these organisations offer some great discounts:
Me Power(r) Planner
My GCSE Science
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