What discounts can you get by showing your NHS ID?

Posted 4th Mar 2015

I am new to this forum and I work for the NHS.

I was wondering, where can you get discounts generally by just presenting your ID card? I am aware that you can get up to 20% off at Nandos just by showing your ID and a few gyms.

Look forward to hearing from all
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NHS Discounts - What you need to know

If you are employed by the NHS you can use your NHS ID card to get discounts on a big range of shops, products and services. We’ll take a look at some of the NHS discounts available to you.

NHS Discounts List



Nandos offer a cheeky 20% discount on your bill to all NHS staff (also Police, Fire Services and Ambulance service). Just show your NHS ID card before placing your order. (credit @lalit123 )

  • Up to an order value of £20
  • Limited to one use per day
Dominos Pizza offer up to 50% discount on their products when you produce your NHS ID badge. Offers vary across different branches so be sure to mention this offer when you place your order.

You can get 10% off your meal at Subway with your NHS ID badge. Like Domino’s, offers can vary across branches so be sure to check you can get your discount before you order.

Frankie and Benny’s
Use your NHS ID card in one of their many restaurants around the country and get 20% off your food bill.

  • To qualify for this offer you must purchase two full meals

When dining in Leon, show your NHS ID and receive 15% off your food bill.


If you’re looking to book a holiday or short break then bear in mind that Hilton Hotels offers up to 30% off room prices for NHS (or government) employees.

  • Book online through their ‘Government rates’ page
  • Call 08081099798 to get your discount


Apple currently offer NHS staff a 6% discount on desktops and laptops and 2% discount on iPhones and iPads through their Employee Purchase Program. You can also show your NHS ID card in their stores to get a discount.

Being an NHS worker enables you to apply for an individual Costco membership . You’ll need to take along your payslip (containing your employee number) and proof of your address.

Dorothy Perkins
Pop into a branch of Dorothy Perkins with an wage slip or your NHS ID card and save 10% on any full priced items in store.


If you are looking to book a hire car then Europcar offer NHS employees up to 20% off. You will need to show your valid NHS ID when you pick up your vehicle.


Alton Towers
If you’re a lover of roller coasters and rides then Alton Towers are offering up to 40% discount for NHS staff. To take advantage of this offer then you’ll need to:

  • Book at least 24 hours in advance
  • Call 0870 220 400 and mention the NHS discount
  • Show your NHS ID at the entry gate

Warwick Castle
Head for a day out to Warwick Castle and save up to 38% on gate prices. Follow the steps below to get your discount:

  • Book at least 24 hours in advance
  • Call 0871 221 2878 and mention the NHS discount
  • Show your NHS ID at the entry gate

Longleat Safari Park
Longleat Safari Park hold 'blue light' days which offer 30% discount on their standard prices for NHS staff (and other emergency services personnel).

  • A valid NHS ID card must be shown at the entry gate.

Vodafone offer a discount scheme called Employee Advantage that all NHS staff members qualify for. It entitles you to up to 15% off their pay monthly packages and plans. You can apply online:

  • Complete the online form, including your employer’s name and your work email
  • Vodafone will confirm your eligibility and send you a discount code to your work email
  • Choose your Pay Monthly plan
  • Enter your discount code and it will be immediately applied to your order
  • A one-off £10 membership fee will be added to your next bill
  • You can use your discount code twice so you can share it with a friend or family member

With EE you can save 20% if you’re a NHS worker on a pay-monthly contract through their Perk scheme.

  • Only available online, register here.
  • Enter discount code at the checkout (cannot be applied later)
  • Contract must have been bought directly from O2 (not Carphone Warehouse, for example)
You could also get 3 months free BT sport with a casting app when you sign up to EE, see here for more details.
(Thanks @gazzjenks )

This mobile phone provider offers NHS staff up to 25% discount on the airtime plan on O2 Refresh when you buy an new phone or tablet directly through their Open scheme.

  • 25% discount on 3GB and above Airtime Plans (data, minutes and texts)
  • 15% discount on 1GB and above Airtime Plans (data, minutes and texts)
  • Discount is applied once you’ve bought your new phone or tablet
  • The discount does not include the price of your new phone/tablet
  • Claim within 28 days of signing up
  • Discount does not apply to PAYG contracts, standard non-Refresh tariffs, sim-only deals or business accounts


Another way to get discounts if you’re an NHS employee is to sign up to the Blue Light Card scheme (Credit @cornishscouse ). This scheme offers 100s of discounts across a whole range of shops, products and services.

  • Free to sign up online
  • You will need your employers details to sign up
  • Pay £4.99 and receive a physical card that enables you to get discounts on the high street
  • The card is valid for 5 years
Some of the retailers currently offering discounts to Blue Light members include:

  • New Look
  • Halfords
  • Disney Store
  • Hotpoint
  • Cineworld
  • Debenhams
  • Curry’s
  • Vue
  • Odeon
  • Travelodge
  • Under Armour
  • Pizza Hut
  • RAC
  • DW Sports
  • Early Learning Centre
  • Starbucks
There are MANY other discounts available too!

Finally, a good idea is to keep your NHS ID card handy because it’s always worth asking if a shop or service has an NHS discount, the worst that can happen is that they say no! Also, local independent businesses near NHS hospitals can offer discounts so don’t forget to ask them too.


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Cineworld: 10% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
Nandos: 20% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
Wallis: 10% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
Body Shop: 10% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
Dorothy Perkins: 10% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
Dominos: 50% off if you collect, 25% if you get it delivered (Must advise them NHS over the phone before placing order)
Subway: 10% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
Caf! Rouge: 20% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
Free NHS Eye Test and money off glasses with Specsavers
National Express 15%
O2/Vodaphone/Orange 20% and Three 25% (show NHS Card or Payslip)
What deals are available to NHS Scotland on showing your ID card.
Many NHS trusts have schemes you can sign up for as well. You can get some great discounts via those. eg. Cineworld 2 adult tickets, or 1 adult ticket plus popcorn and drink for £6.
Where do you apply for nhs discounts?
Every company should offer a discount to NHS workers, an underpaid, overworked and thankless job that we all rely on in times of crisis.
Where can I get my discount card I am a volunteer at a hospital could I show my I debate at cinema world today
Don't rely on Cineworld honouring it. Tried at the weekend and was told that to us NHS discount you have to register with Cineworld website and they then send out vouchers.

Not very helpful if you decide to visit on spur of the moment!!
Also you can get small discount (I was told £500) when you buy new built home from Persimmon Homes, may be other builders too.
Does farm foods still offer 20 o'er cent off
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