How NHS Workers Can Save Money

Our hardworking NHS workers can save money on shopping, holidays and more. Read on to find out how.

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With so many companies recognising the hard work of NHS staff, there are lots of ways that NHS staff can save money. on shopping, days out, and more. We take a look at some of the discounts and offers that are available.  

Health Service Discounts

Health Service Discounts provide a plethora of money-saving deals and vouchers. Once you become a member you can access travel and holiday deals, and fashion, electrical, and homeware discounts. In addition to this, you can snap up special offers on utilities and mobile phones. 

There are over 1.8 million members at Health Service Discounts and a 4.2-star rating on Trustpilot. 

 What you need to know: 

  • It’s free to join.
  • Exclusive offers to NHS staff.
  • Eligible members include GPs, pharmacy staff, healthcare students, dental practice staff, part-time bank staff, healthcare volunteers, healthcare charity staff, administrators, midwives, and retired healthcare staff. 
  • Have the latest offers sent straight to your inbox. 

Card - The Cashback card for Health Service Workers

Available to NHS workers, The ODE card is a Visa prepaid card. It offers cashback at hundreds of retailers including Sainsbury's, Boots, Argos, Pizza Hut, B&Q, Halfords, Waterstones, and more. Unlike a credit card, there is no credit check, and you must top up your ODE card before spending. This card is free for the first 12 months and you can save up to 16% cashback at the 80 retailers onboard. 

What you need to know:

  • There is an annual fee of £2.99 after the first 12 months.  
  • You will need to top £5 to get started.
  • You can shop online and in-store.
  • You can combine it with existing retailer offers and loyalty cards. 
  • You can save up to £217 per year with the ODE Card. 

NHS Discount Offers

NHS Discount Offers negotiate with retailers and major brands to bring discounts to NHS staff and health workers. There are hundreds of retailer discounts listed from McDonald's to Amazon. 

What you need to know:

  • All offers and discounts are available online only.
  • You don’t need to sign up or become a member.
  • Some discounts will require NHS ID to access them.
  • You can subscribe and get the latest deals and offers straight to your inbox. 

Blue Light Card

The Blue Light Card provides its holders with a ton of online and high-street savings. Discounts are available to NHS staff, emergency service people, the special care sector, and the armed forces. As well as major shopping retailers that are also deals available with holiday providers, such as Haven Holidays in the UK or Jet2Holidays if you need some beach time. 

What you need to know:

  • The Blue Light Card costs £4.99 for 2 years of access. 
  • ID or a payslip is required when you apply.
  • Some volunteers are eligible with the relevant ID.
  • Retired NHS workers are entitled to the card with a P60 showing their pension. 
  • There’s a handy App available to both Apple and Android users. 

MyVoucherCodes

Here at MyVoucherCodes, we offer a range of discounts to NHS staff. We partner with retailers so that we can provide exclusive discounts.  In addition to this, our team of experts source the best offers and money-saving vouchers regularly so you don’t have to. 

Our Exclusive offers include retailers like Simba, New Balance, Groupon, and Goldsmiths to name a few. 

What you need to know:

  • NHS ID is required to access the discounts.
  • New source new discount codes regularly so check back often.
  • Simply click the link on each offer to access the discount code.

Food and Drink Discounts

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Enjoy some delicious bites to eat during downtime and save some money at the same time with some of the discounts available to NHS staff.  

McDonald’s

NHS staff get 20% off anything on the menu at McDonald’s. All but 40 restaurants participate in this offer, to check which ones head to the McDonald’s website. 

What you need to know:

  • Only app orders are eligible for a discount.
  • Sign up with an NHS email address.
  • The offer can be used once a week. 

Nandos

A 20% discount is available to NHS staff when dining in or on takeaway orders. So if a cheeky Nandos appeals, head to your nearest restaurant and enjoy. 

What you need to know:

  • You will need to show a valid NHS ID to access your discount. 
  • A maximum of £20 will be taken off the bill.
  • Others who dine with you can enjoy this discount if paid on one bill.
  • For takeaway orders, you will need to register online and then verify your NHS ID every 6 months.

Frankie and Benny’s

NHS staff can enjoy 20% off when dining at Frankie and Benny’s. There are 85 Frankie and Benny’s restaurants to choose from in the UK. 

What you need to know:

  • Available with NHS ID Cards.
  • One ID card can be used for up to 6 people. 
  • You must purchase 2 main meals.
  • Discount is available from Monday to Sunday. 

Leon

When dining at Leon, NHS staff can enjoy a 15% discount. Leon has 61 sites available to choose from. 

What you need to know:

  • Offer is available to NHS and emergency service staff.
  • Show ID when making a payment at the till.
  • Discounts cannot be used on kid's meals or meal deals

Tim Hortons

Get 10% off at Tim Hortons for NHS staff. Why not treat yourself on a lunch break?

What you need to know:

  • Discount is available every day of the week.
  • Valid with NHS ID card or Blue Light Card. 
  • You must show your ID before making a payment.

Groceries

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With the cost of groceries at an all-time high, there are some ways that NHS workers can save money. 

Morrisons

A free £65 delivery pass is available to NHS staff via the ‘More for NHS’ club at Morrisons. 

What you need to know:

  • You need to join with your NHS email address.
  • The pass provides unlimited free delivery when shopping online. 
  • The pass includes exclusive discounts. 
  • Your shopping total must be £40 or over.

Clothing and Footwear

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Jump onboard with the latest fashion trends with these money saving offers from some of the UKs most loved brands. 

New Look

Blue Light Card holders can enjoy a discount of 15% on full-priced clothing, shoes, and accessories at New Look

What you need to know:

  • You must have a valid Blue Light Card - see the details above on how to get one. 
  • Discount is available online or in-store.
  • Discount is not available on sale or reduced items

Clarks

Clarks is offering 20% off full-price shoes for NHS Staff via Health Service Discounts.

What you need to know:

  • You will need to sign up for Health Service Discounts to receive your discount code.
  • The discount is only available on adult shoes and accessories.
  • The discount does not include shoes from the ‘Originals’ range, reduced shoes, or shoe care.

JD Sports

NHS and emergency service staff can get 10% off full-priced items with a Blue Light Card at JD Sports.

What you need to know:

  • You must have a Blue Light Card to be eligible.
  • You can shop online or in-store.
  • Either a code will be generated online or show your Blue Light Card in-store. 

Health and Wellbeing

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 After taking care of everyone else, it’s time to take care of yourself.  

Headspace

NHS staff can enjoy 3 months free on Headspace - a mindfulness and meditation app.

What you need to know:

  • Sign up with your NHS email.
  • The offer is available until 31/12/23.
  • If you have already signed up for 3 months free, Headspace says you can sign up for another 3 months until the end of the year. 

Unmind

If you are an NHS worker you can have unlimited free access to the Unmind mental health app. 

What you need to know:

  • Sign up with your NHS email account.
  • You will need to answer some questions. 
  • Following approval, you will need to download the app.
  • The offer is valid until 31/12/23.

Nutfield Health

There is 30% off Nutfield Health fitness and wellbeing centres for NHS and emergency service staff. 

What you need to know:

  • 30% off individual monthly or rolling contracts. 
  • You will need an NHS ID on your first visit.
  • Use online code NHS30.
  • Prices vary depending on location.
Sarah-Jane Outten
Editor

Hi, I’m SJ. I’m an editor and content executive here at MyVoucherCodes. I started my journey here as a deals expert which gave me the skills to become a money-saving expert. You can find my tips and recommendations in various publications including The Sun, The Mirror, and The Telegraph.

I gained a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2018, and I’ve put my writing skills into many projects since then. My portfolio at sarahjaneoutten.com includes my work with Cardiff Times, Buzz Magazine and more. 

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