How to get NHS Discounts
The good news is that if you work in the NHS or are a Healthcare staff member there are a number of ways you can save on purchases, both online and in the shops themselves. The main ways to save is to sign up to Blue Light card or take advantage through one of a number of NHS sites who offer discount voucher codes to staff.
How do I sign up to NHS discounts?
The sign up process is relatively easy. All you have to do is enter a few personal details, such as your name and which NHS Trust you work for. You may also have to prove that you work for the NHS. The best way to do this is to sign up using your NHS email address. It is definitely not advisable to upload or send any official proof of identity to a third party website.
NHS Discounts Restaurants
Yes it is possible to pick up discounts at a wide variety of restaurants throughout the UK. Many fast food outlets provide discounts to NHS staff. Mcdonalds for example offers 20% off to staff if your sign up and order through the official app.
How do I get a discount at a restaurant?
The best piece of advise is to simply ask if a restaurant provides a discount when you go out for your meal. Many are franchises which means it is up to the manager of the restaurant to decide to offer a discount to NHS staff. So go for it! Ask and you may get lucky. There are many times when a restaurant actually offers an NHS discount but it is not widely known.
NHS Discounts Mobile Phones
Yes it is also possible to pick up a discount on your mobile phone – the best advice is to shop around. Unfortunately it looks like you must sign up to a contract to claim the discount. You wont get much of a discount if you on a SIM only plan. But if you don’t mind being on a contract for 12 or 18 months then you can save.
What discounts can I get on my mobile phone?
EE for example offers 20% off monthly bills to customers. You must be on a contract with them for this to apply. Likewise O2 offer 25% off Airtime plans to NHS staff. To get this you must sign up through their Employee discount program. As outlined above however you normally have to be on a contract, normally with a minimum of 1 year.
What other discounts can I have as a NHS staff member?
The good news is that there are a number of discounts which are made available to NHS staff, ranging from AO electrical appliances and books at the Range, through to Gousto food boxes and pet food. All these brands require is an email address to confirm you are an official member of the NHS.
Can I use Blue Light Card to get a discount?
Yes, you can use Blue Light Card to get your NHS discount. The Blue Light Card is a service which requires an annual subscription of around £5. This then entitles you to discounts at a large variety of shops and outlets. It also gives you discounts and codes to use online at stores. You may have to enter a code at checkout to get your discount awarded to you.
There are numerous lists of nhs discounts that can be found around the internet, with a number of different websites offering different codes and savings to staff. If you are looking for a discount then its best to do some digging online and research. You may get a better deal with another site so its best to compare the deals which are being offered to you.