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Wellbeing

Freebies, Benefits and Discounts for Barts Health Staff

This page was last reviewed on: 25/6/21

Financial Help for NHS Staff

Registered charity Heroes are offering support grants for NHS workers to help undefined with additional
costs incurred due to COVID-19 - for childcare, transport, accommodation etc.
Please see their website for more information, and to apply.

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As detailed on WeShare, if you are a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant and require any financial aid, the Cavell Nurses' Trust is available to help you through any financial hardship you may be experiencing. Email: workingwith@cavellnursestrust.org Website: www.cavellnursestrust.org Telephone: 01527 595 999

 

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Arden & GEM has teamed up with financial awareness experts, Eulogie to offer a series of free lunchtime webinars to support NHS employees, and their families, understand more about their financial health and wellbeing, in particular the impact of recent changes in circumstances due to COVID-19. You can watch all the previous webinars on their Youtube channel.

 

The Money Advice Service works to improve peoples financial wellbeing across the UK, to provide you with free, independent support. Based on calls to our support lines, we’ve picked out some of the top tools and resources to help you.

Try their free and impartial money advice telephone support line (0800 448 0826), their WhatsApp (Add +44 7701 342 744 to your WhatsApp), or their webchat service.

 

As shared on WeShare, The St Bartholomew’s League of Nurses offers scholarships and grants to members. Applications to join the League are invited from all St Bartholomew’s nurses, and more information regarding the criteria and annual subscription of £10 per annum can be found online.

League members can apply for the scholarship funds via the League website. To apply for benevolent funds, you have to have worked at St Bartholomew’s Hospital for a year post-registration or be a member of the League. Requests are in complete confidence at info@bartsleagueofnurses.org.

 

Hospital Restaurants and Canteens

Free breakfasts, lunches and evening meals have now ended. The Trust will continue to provide standard teas and filtered coffee from the restaurants and coffee carts for staff with an ID badge.

All site restaurants now ensure additional space between tables to encourage distancing.

The first floor of the catering block at St Bartholomew’s Hospital has reopened as a canteen again. The second floor restaurant in KGV remains open and will continue to operate a night food service.

Eatwell shops' operating hours remain unchanged.

Whipps Cross Hospital's M&S' operating hours are constantly under review.

Temporary Accommodation for Staff

Free Staff accommodation ended on 29/3/21, as per this WeShare article.

"Booking instructions:

  1. Check with your line manager before booking a room. If they have signed off your request please complete the booking form
  2. Email your authorisation form to one of your sites nominated approvers found in this list
  3. The site approver must email the form, from their NHS account including their name, job title and contact details to the booking team - only bookings from listed approvers will be booked. 
  4. Any requests received after 3pm between Monday-Friday will not be addressed until 9am the next morning. Requests will be received up to 11am on Saturday, bookings cannot be taken or made on a Sunday.
  5. You and your approver will be emailed and/or texted with the booking reference.
  6. Bookings will be accepted for up to 14 days. If you wish to extend your booked stay a further authorisation form must be completed and processed as before, please state that this is an extension request in the email.
  7. Requests directly to hotels will not be accepted. Bookings or extensions will only be accepted via the booking team.
  8. If you need to cancel your booking please email the booking team and the relevant hotel, as soon as possible. 

Please note, on-call requirements should be met via the usual on-call facilities process wherever possible."

 

The Royal Foundation's Urban Retreat in Limehouse is available for staff to use for free:undefined

As publicised in Take 5 (19/5/20), staff can book day breaks or 1-2 night stays for themselves and their immediate family in The Royal Foundation's Urban Retreat in Limehouse, pictured.

See WeShare for full details.

Mobile Phone Offers for Stafff

Free Unlimited Data for EE Customers in the NHS until Julyundefined

Existing customers can register on the EE website, using your NHS email address.

NHS staff can get 20% off their mobile monthly bill on 24 month devices and SIM Plans.

 

30 Days of Free Unlimited Data for Vodaphone Customers

Existing customers can access the offer via the VeryMe app.

NHS staff can get 15% off pay monthly bills by signing up to the Vodafone Advantage Scheme on the official website.

Food, Drink and Gift Offers for Staff

Sign-up to receive regular bulletins with the latest offers for Barts Health staff by contacting Charmaine Yankey: charmaine.yankey@nhs.net.

Shared by Louise Davis, Improving Working Lives Co-ordinator:

Heathcare Staff Discounts is a website and service that alerts NHS staff to NHS-only discounts and offers from businesses in their area. Register on their website with your NHS ID.

MORRISONS - From April 1st, the NHS 10% discount will be available exclusively for NHS customers shopping in store and, to help those who prefer to do their shopping online, Morrisons is also offering all NHS workers a free Morrisons ‘anytime’ Delivery Pass.  The Delivery Pass, worth £65, gives customers free delivery on their online shopping for a whole year.  

VINN GARMENT CARE CENTRE E17 –The Eco Friendly Cleaners HALF PRICE dry cleaning on all items of clothing – just show your NHS ID badge. Free collections and drop off can be arranged (depending on location)
Contact:  0208 521 0595 / 07733 100846

WE LOVE IRONING - Dry Cleaning, Ironing and Laundry Service - Based in London we offer a free collection and delivery service from a location of your choice (home or work) at a time that suits you. If booked before 9am we offer a same day delivery service. To receive 20% discount every time you book, please have your work ID card to hand when the driver comes to collect your laundry. Minimum order of £30 applies.
Website: www.WeLoveIroning.co.uk Email: hello@WeLoveIroning.co.uk

NEOM ORGANICS LONDON - 20% off shopping code available for you. All you need to do is enter NHS20 at the checkout page.  Please click here for the website  

WALEDA - 30% off all products including protective facial care, replenishing hand creams, relaxing wellbeing products, from our online store at https://www.weleda.co.uk/. Use the code BHNT30 at the checkout. 

KRISPY KREME - From now until the end of April 2021 we are saying big thank you to our frontline workers! We know these customers are out and about keeping us safe, healthy, fed, connected and happy every day, so each Wednesday these heroes will be eligible for 50% off any dozen in a Krispy Kreme store. Simply go into store with your ID badge to redeem the offer.

PIZZA HUT DELIVERY – NHS Staff can get 50% off pizzas and sides - minimum spend is £30 but the discount is automatically applied to your online order.

BLACK INSOMNIA COFFEE – Lets face it coffee keeps us going and staff can now get a 15% discount on all orders using code NHS15 https://blackinsomnia.co.uk/pages/nhs

EUROPCAR Up to 20% NHS discount for UK car hire. Simply show your NHS ID badge at the pickup location. https://www.europcar.co.uk/deals/nhsstaffbenefits

WAHACA - NHS and emergency service workers can get 30% off food & soft drinks at any Wahaca restaurant https://www.wahaca.co.uk/nhs-30-off-food-and-drink/

THE MEAT BOX - NHS staff can claim Free Delivery and £5 off each Meat Box order when using their NHS email address and the code NHSFDSO at the checkout. https://themeatboxcompany.co.uk/nhs/

SOLECUP25% discount on all products – Home of the Premium Eco-Friendly Reusable Coffee Cup - A Glass Travel Mug for Coffee, Loose Tea and Smoothies please provide NHS email address to redeem https://www.solecup.com/nhs-staff-discount/

 

Shared by Natalie Nettel, new Whipps Cross Hospital's new Wellbeing Prescriber:

Staff Car Parking

Please see WeShare for more details.

Free staff car parking will continue beyond 29/3/21.

At St Bart's Hospital, a limited number of parking permits have been made available for staff who need to come into work during the second national lockdown.

Staff at Whipp's Cross & Newhan can still submit their details to us to be added to the temporary free parking list. Name, site, department, Vehicle registration, mobile & work numbers, home post code, and must be from a Barts Health nhs.net email account.

Health and Fitness Offers

Dermatology Support - is available for staff whose skin has been effected by wearing PPE via a new WeShare article, and over email: bartshealth.ppeskinphotos@nhs.net.

Body Conditioning Exercise Classes - are offered for free to all Barts Health staff from The West Ham United Foundation, every Thursday from 7am until 27 May.


Smoking Cessation - Barts Health NHS Trust Staff Virtual Stop Smoking Service offers a free smoking support for any member of staff who wants to quit. Email Shireen Desai for a free and supportive chat: shireen.desai@nhs.net.

Additional Resources:


Santander Cycles - From the 2nd November, new code NHSHIRES will continue to cover the cost of a 24-hour access period everyday (normal price £2) for NHS staff, who are now required to register or sign-in as a member to redeem the code via the Santander Cycles app.


Holland & Barrett is offering a 10% discount to all NHS staff in store - just present your NHS ID.

 
Mindful Chef - 30 per cent discount on recipe boxes and ready meals. Email hello@mindfulchef.com from your NHS email account to get a code. 
 
Halfords is offering 7.5 per cent discount. Staff need to show their ID card at any Halfords or Halfords Autocentres.
 
Fiit Premium is offering three months free premium membership to all NHS staff. To redeem this offer go to getfiit.tv/nhs and fill out the short form.
 

Vita Health Group's Physiotherapy Support Line:

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Discounted Yoga: Email Dawn Boulanoff at dawnyoga4you@hotmail.co.uk,  visit www.wellnessyogaconsciousschool.com or call the number below for more information on the the wide range of courses and classes availble.

Free Resources and Services for Parents

Martin Lewis' Money Saving Expert website has collated links for free homeschooling resources, free online guitar lessons, free language classes, and more.

 

Amazon are providing free access to content including eBooks and audiobooks, Amazon Future Engineer virtual coding lessons, family TV shows, fitness content, plus a selection of Amazon Music playlists and stations.

 

Place2Be have offered an online programme of expert support and resources to keyworkers, including all NHS colleagues. These resources are available free of charge until 31 December 2020 and have been made possible through charitable donations, coordinated by a group of NHS doctors looking to support the mental health and wellbeing of keyworker children. Head over to Place2Be to view their webinar series and access their Art Room resource pack.

 

Public Libraries

Our colleagues in public libraries are working remotely and maintaining a virtual/digital service wherever possible, and can provide you with materials for mindfulness, home-schooling, leisure, and many other areas. Join your local library, wherever you live, via this regional website.

More Collections of Offers

Sign-up to receive regular bulletins with the latest offers for Barts Health staff by contacting Charmaine Yankey: charmaine.yankey@nhs.net.

Healthserviceservicediscounts.com is a website with links to exclusive online shopping offers for NHS staff who create a free account.

Staffbenefits.co.uk continues to gather NHS exclusive offers on creation of a free account.

Healthcarestaffbenefits.org also offer exclusive discounts to NHS staff who create a free account.

Blue Light Card is a paid-for service (£4.99 for 2 years) that collects exclusive offers for NHS and other public service staff online.

Please also check NHS England's list of offers made by a wide variety of companies for NHS Staff on their website here.