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For those of you who work for the NHS (several million of you) you can get cheap entry to Alton Towers by ringing 0870 220 4000 and quoting "nhsdiscounts"
You need to book at least 24 hours before you intend to visit the park

I went this weekend - paid £23 for an adult 2 day pass (rrp £48 on the gate) - prices vary by time of year

You will need to show NHS id on ticket collection at the park - warning to those of you thinking if cashing in on the offer!
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[helper]#1
Why are reasonably well paid NHS workers getting all these discounts everywhere? What about the rest of us in minimun wage/poorly paid jobs. Sorry rant over.
#2
Maybe it is because most NHS works have trained and work extremely hard to help other people!!!!
#3
Rosierose
Maybe it is because most NHS works have trained and work extremely hard to help other people!!!!


So nobody else does then?

NHS workers aren't all Mother Teresa's and having job security and a decent pension is a pretty good deal right now. FFS, a GP can earn over 100k per annum!
#4
many NHS workers are getting just over minimum wage - cooks, cleaners, porters, health care assistants etc etc so no more rants about us all getting paid better than anyone else
#5
Rosierose
Maybe it is because most NHS works have trained and work extremely hard to help other people!!!!


Well said - no pleasing some people!
[helper]#6
Rosierose
Maybe it is because most NHS works have trained and work extremely hard to help other people!!!!


Many other people in other jobs/professions have also trained hard and work extremely hard to help other people (often for less monetary reward). NHS workers are not alone in this!!!
#7
I used to work for the NHS, let's just say I left to go back to the private sector for better pay and conditions.....

Anywho, worth pointing out this website: NHSDiscounts which I still have access to :whistling:
#8
publicnme
I used to work for the NHS, let's just say I left to go back to the private sector for better pay and conditions.....

Anywho, worth pointing out this website: NHSDiscounts which I still have access to :whistling:


What are you then; a dentist? They earn even more than GPs:p

Won't be using any of those companies offering NHS discounts. Why should I subsidise that when I'm already being taxed to hell and back?!
#9
I too find all this 'NHS discount' horrendous.

Would people feel the same is it was a 'white only discount' or '10% off for men only'. I think not.
[helper]#10
cheapskate58
What are you then; a dentist? They earn even more than GPs:p

Won't be using any of those companies offering NHS discounts. Why should I subsidise that when I'm already being taxed to hell and back?!


Agree. I will never set foot inside a well-known DIY chain again because they offer discounts to NHS workers.
#11
cheapskate58
What are you then; a dentist? They earn even more than GPs:p

Won't be using any of those companies offering NHS discounts. Why should I subsidise that when I'm already being taxed to hell and back?!


No? I work in IT

You can only use it if you work for the NHS....

The company I work for now offer discounts with o2 as all mobiles are through o2, what's the difference?

And in reference to the OP, I can not find any day that costs £48 for the 2 day ticket online. £36 is most expensive.
#12
cheapskate58

Won't be using any of those companies offering NHS discounts. Why should I subsidise that when I'm already being taxed to hell and back?!


LJM
Agree. I will never set foot inside a well-known DIY chain again because they offer discounts to NHS workers.


Good luck never using 1 of the following companies ever again:

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq269/publicnme/NHS.jpg
#13
LJM
Why are reasonably well paid NHS workers getting all these discounts everywhere? What about the rest of us in minimun wage/poorly paid jobs. Sorry rant over.


So all because some people choose to better themselves and do well means that they shouldnt be eligable for any discounts or perks, give over!! deals and discounts are for everyone not just those "in minimun? wage/poorly paid jobs"!! :whistling:
[helper]#14
scottydont
So all because some people choose to better themselves and do well means that they shouldnt be eligable for any discounts or perks, give over!! deals and discounts are for everyone not just those "in minimun? wage/poorly paid jobs"!! :whistling:


If "deals and discounts are for everyone" why Are some companies only giving them to NHS workers.?!!!!!
#15
publicnme
Good luck never using 1 of the following companies ever again


It shouldn't be too tricky as there are always alternatives.

I use BUPA Healthcare too:p
#16
not the point that I was making, someone has posted a deal/discount to inform others that there is a saving to be made as do most people on this site, therefore all because this is not relevant to everyone why should the deal be shot down by members like yourself? if the deal does not intrest or indeed is not available to yourself does this mean that it should not be posted on here?
#17
Why are some people so narrow minded, If you work for most of the retail companies you will get a discount as part of the package. Not all deals posted on HUKD are going to be usefull to everyone.
As a nurse i'm glad of all the discounts I can get.
#18
LJM
Why are reasonably well paid NHS workers getting all these discounts everywhere? What about the rest of us in minimun wage/poorly paid jobs. Sorry rant over.


I'll just say not only are the reasonably well paid NHS workers entitled to these discounts, so are the underpaid and grossly overpaid NHS workers.

And the reason GPs are so well paid? Aside from their years of training?

"GPs, unlike their hospital consultant counterparts, were allowed to retain their independent contractor status when hospitals were brought into public ownership in 1948. The Treasury recognised the political and financial expediency of not adding to the burden of under-maintained hospital stock it had inherited. The NHS became a tenant, using GP premises to provide primary care services. GPs remain self-employed business people, owning and operating their practice premises, for which the NHS pays them rent."
#19
cheapskate58
It shouldn't be too tricky as there are always alternatives.

I use BUPA Healthcare too:p


You would rule out all those companies listed purely because they offer discount to NHS staff? So everytime you want to buy a product or service, or visit an attraction, you'll check that list first? You would deny your kids Alton Towers, Chessington, DisneyLand Paris, Legoland, Madame Tussauds, Sealife, Thoprpe Park, Wariwck Castle and not buy them any Apple device (who also offer discounts to students, more discrimination) purely because they offer NHS staff discounts?

What about people who don't shop at Tesco, should they not use any of the retailers that offers discount through Clubcard Deals?
#20
publicnme
You would rule out all those companies listed purely because they offer discount to NHS staff? So everytime you want to buy a product or service, or visit an attraction, you'll check that list first? You would deny your kids Alton Towers, Chessington, DisneyLand Paris, Legoland, Madame Tussauds, Sealife, Thoprpe Park, Wariwck Castle and not buy them any Apple device (who also offer discounts to students, more discrimination) purely because they offer NHS staff discounts?


Yep! I'm just exercising my right as a punter to spend my money with whom I want. If I don't agree with their corporate policies, I'll go elsewhere or go without. It's called freedom of choice- something this government would rather we didn't have:p

publicnme
What about people who don't shop at Tesco, should they not use any of the retailers that offers discount through Clubcard Deals?


It's up to people what they buy and from whom - although you can argue that the Clubcard programme is a different type of promotion.

What I object to is the assumption that NHS employees are more deserving of discounts than any other group of workers yet the other groups of workers inevitably fund these discounted rates by having to pay higher prices.
#21
publicnme
I'll just say not only are the reasonably well paid NHS workers entitled to these discounts, so are the underpaid and grossly overpaid NHS workers.


What, like whoever gets this job:

http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/859685/mental-health-commissioning-and-strategy-manager?RSSSearch=0&gusrc=gu_jobs_box_Society&link=Society_jbx_vac

:p
#22
Why do some people get free postage with some companies for registering with some forums (Scan / Overclockers).

Why do workers at burger bars get free burgers

Why do some people get private healthcare through their work.

Why do Dominos workers get free Pizzas

Why do some people get discounted Gym membership.

Why do KFC workers get free chicken.

Why do Rail/British Airways/Virgin workers get free tickets

Why do Starbucks workers get free coffee.

etc etc (Ad infinitum)



The reason some companies give discounts to certain worker groups not to give money away but to make money.

The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe so a helluva population to tap into & get using your product or service. (It could be argued that NHS workers are not being supplimented by others but as such a large purchasing power actually the ones suppliment others).

Most of these deals are brokered through Unions or by staff themselves and are little to do with the employer themselves.

If your job doesnt offer anything like this and you want a piece it may be worth approaching companies yourself & offer advertising in your workplace for a discount. We did it at my work at a car cleaning company & staff get a discount for us advertising the service at work. - Win-Win. (Also did the same at a local Chinese takeaway.)


For those less than happy about this deal among us this may not be a good time for me to mention the NHS scheme where NHS staff get Microsoft Office for £8.95. http://www.microsoft.com/uk/nhs/pages/nhs_licensing_home_user_programme.aspx (Was posted as a deal a month or so ago http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/370288/microsoft-office-professional-2007-/ )

Thanks Mr Gates :thumbsup:
#23
Rosierose
Maybe it is because most NHS works have trained and work extremely hard to help other people!!!!



100% agree :-D
#24
Why is all of this flack flying around this deal? if the deal suits you vote hot. If you want deals that suit get a job in the NHS.
#25
kevin1963
Why is all of this flack flying around this deal? if the deal suits you vote hot. If you want deals that suit get a job in the NHS.




http://www.thenibble.com/reviews/news/images/iGourmetBasironPesto-230.jpg

:thumbsup:
#26
Tomb
The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe so a helluva population to tap into & get using your product or service. (It could be argued that NHS workers are not being supplimented by others but as such a large purchasing power actually the ones suppliment others).


Yeah, paid for by individual and corporate taxes. Any discounts gained by working for the NHS should be classed as benefit in kind and thus should be taxed.

It's not just Parliament with their snouts in the trough. It's the whole of the public sector with their job security, state funded and guaranteed pensions and this intolerable idea that they're doing the rest of us a favour.

Discuss:p
#27
cheapskate58
Yeah, paid for by individual and corporate taxes. Any discounts gained by working for the NHS should be classed as benefit in kind and thus should be taxed.

It's not just Parliament with their snouts in the trough. It's the whole of the public sector with their job security, state funded and guaranteed pensions and this intolerable idea that they're doing the rest of us a favour.

Discuss:p


I don't know where you get the idea of job security from. Were you not around the last 3 years when loads of NHS staff were being laid off because the hospitals were over budget. I tell you what, go and do a shift on a ward with only a couple of staff and a whole ward full of dependant patients and see how easy it is and how 'well paid' staff are.
#28
mmmmmm rants and raves tut tut tut, there are many discounts out there at the moment, there is one for a site called netmums this gives £17 per ticket to alton towers, so are you now going to start attacking mum for giving birth, or are the dad's which I am one gonna start moaning its not fair and its sexist that there should be a netdads site. there are more than enough deal for alton towers out there, half price, buy one get one free, from the newspapers, magazines, internet. so give the NHS staff a break let me ask you how many people are willing to work doing the job the staff do.

When was last time any of you rolled a 30 stone patient on their side to clean their backside, tilt them to make them comfortable, feed someone, or held someone's hand as they died - Like I did last week, I think after having someone die whilst holding their hand qualifies me for a day out don't you!!!!!!! oh yeah and not only am I student nurse I am a part time healthcare assistant, as a student nurse I receive £522 a month to live on, see if you could live on that.!!!!!
#29
I'm sure someone who works for the NHS is going and trying to arrange these discounts by signing up to corporate schemes, etc. It's no different to working for any other big 'company'
#30
pablomozza
mmmmmm rants and raves tut tut tut, there are many discounts out there at the moment, there is one for a site called netmums this gives £17 per ticket to alton towers, so are you now going to start attacking mum for giving birth, or are the dad's which I am one gonna start moaning its not fair and its sexist that there should be a netdads site. there are more than enough deal for alton towers out there, half price, buy one get one free, from the newspapers, magazines, internet. so give the NHS staff a break let me ask you how many people are willing to work doing the job the staff do.


Proabably quite a few of the 2 million odd unemployed. And if there are £17 tickets, then this is a cra*p deal so vote cold!

pablomozza
When was last time any of you rolled a 30 stone patient on their side to clean their backside, tilt them to make them comfortable, feed someone, or held someone's hand as they died - Like I did last week, I think after having someone die whilst holding their hand qualifies me for a day out don't you!!!!!!! oh yeah and not only am I student nurse I am a part time healthcare assistant, as a student nurse I receive £522 a month to live on, see if you could live on that.!!!!!


Well, if you hate it so much then do something different - become an MP:p
#31
Degeneratemoo
I don't know where you get the idea of job security from. Were you not around the last 3 years when loads of NHS staff were being laid off because the hospitals were over budget. I tell you what, go and do a shift on a ward with only a couple of staff and a whole ward full of dependant patients and see how easy it is and how 'well paid' staff are.


Well fire the managers and get more nursing staff. But you can't do that 'cos there is a massive NHS bureaucracy that must be run by managers so the NHS goes around in circles, costing a fortune while some hospitals provide treatment and quality of care little better than what is provided in a third world nation.

Do away with this one for a start:p

http://jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/859184/communications-and-media-manager/
#32
cheapskate58
Yeah, paid for by individual and corporate taxes. Any discounts gained by working for the NHS should be classed as benefit in kind and thus should be taxed.

It's not just Parliament with their snouts in the trough. It's the whole of the public sector with their job security, state funded and guaranteed pensions and this intolerable idea that they're doing the rest of us a favour.

Discuss:p


So if I arrange with a local chinese restaurant that my colleagues will give it business if they offer us, as a group, some discount then I should be taxed on it!

Sorry but that is just plain daft.

Thinking about it..............................................I think I know you.......:thumbsup:


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#33
pratt, i love my job. what part of that made u think i didnt like it u, maybe u should look closer to home about what u dont like, or u should become an mp and claim like the rest of the pratts
#34
NHS staff do a great job, truth be told they do jobs I would not like to do, so I do not begrudge them this discount - if you end up in hospital and see how hard the nurses and other staff are working you'll see how much they need a break at Alton Towers!
#35
pablomozza
pratt, i love my job. what part of that made u think i didnt like it u, maybe u should look closer to home about what u dont like, or u should become an mp and claim like the rest of the pratts


Jeez, I hope you care for the sick much better than you write. I hope you don't have to communicate complex medical treatments either!:p
#36
Thanks
#37
cheapskate58
Jeez, I hope you care for the sick much better than you write. I hope you don't have to communicate complex medical treatments either!:p



It is the idiots like you who really wind me up! People don't appreciate the NHS and don't really how lucky we are to have a such a service! Would you wanna be in the US where you have to have insurance before anybody will treat you? Also there have been doctors in the US who have admitted to refusing a patient because the insurance companies have said it costs too much. At least in the NHS it's patient centered care.

I've just qualified as a nurse, and as much as I love my job, we don't get paid enough for the job we do. Most people wouldn't last an hour doing my job, especially when you have people abusing the service and going on about how "rubbish" it is. If there wasn't an NHS you would be crying out for one. There are people who work for the NHS full-time on a 12.5k a year salary, and yes, there are a lot of highly paid doctors (well deserved money) and managers (which I do not agree with). But I think we deserve a break every now and again.

Discounts are just a perk of the job, to try and get people to work for them. The NHS don't make or lose money due to these discounts, it's purely just the retailers. It makes them more money because of the high volume of staff working for the NHS.
#38
Whiney, whine:p

If we weren't taxed so much, we could have freedom of choice - not get what the government says we can have.

The NHS is a hopeless organisation that needs drastic reform before it bleeds the country dry.

You could earn a lot more if the NHS budgets weren't paying for managers. FFS, I'm on your side:thumbsup:
#39
Are you all for real???
I work for the nhs, I'm not over paid!! The work I do .... I earn my pay! No it doesn't make me better than anyone else but il enjoy the perks!!
Your telling me that if you have children you wouldn't use the perk of child&parent parking, the same for disabled.
Your telling me that when you get to a certain age (think its 65) you would use the discount at homebase?
Your telling me if you worked for a company (new look, morrisons, etc) you would use staff discount?
Your all happy to slate the nhs workers that are "over paid" but I can guarantee you all know someone or you yourself have needed the nhs at some point?
No one is saying we should be entitled to more than anyone else!!
Personally I just think your probably jealous!! :)
My advice....,, don't like it then go elsewhere..... At least the line won't be as long for the rides!!
All nhs workers....... ENJOY!!
#40
Wow, you took some time to think about that response. Nearly 5 years!

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