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NHS Payday – Save This Payday With Our NHS Discounts

Whether you love to eat at restaurants, shop for the latest fashion, or have exciting days out with loved ones, no matter what you enjoy, you can make your money go further as a Health Service Discounts member.

NHS Payday is right around the corner; for many, managing your money after payday can be a struggle. Research conducted by Nationwide discovered that 1 in 5 people spend over half their monthly wages within 48 hours of being paid, leaving them with little to last the month.

Here are some more interesting facts;

  • Within two days of receiving their salary, 20% of people use up more than half of their discretionary funds.
  • The urge to make spontaneous purchases surges right after payday, leading to buyer’s remorse for 59% of individuals.
  • By the time their next payday approaches, 60% of individuals find themselves with less than £100 in their pocket.
  • A week before their salary is due, 15% of people find their wallets completely empty.
  • To make ends meet until their next payday, over 50% are compelled to withdraw from their savings.

Activity% spend after payday
Larger than usual food shop27%
Getting a takeaway24%
Buying new clothes20%
Eating out at restaurants16%
Buying new items for the home14%
Going to the pub12%
Buying gifts11%
Buying tickets to events10%
Buying toys for children10%
Buying a nice lunch for work10%
Computer Games/Video Games7%

When Is NHS Payday?

The NHS Payday can vary, but it’s likely to take place between the 27th – 1st of the month. However, this may change if it is a bank holiday or a weekend. In that case, the NHS payday will be brought forward to the nearest working day.

Whether you love to eat at restaurants, shop for the latest fashion, have exciting days out with loved ones, or even if you’d like to save on your monthly bills, no matter what you enjoy, you can make your money go further as a Health Service Discounts member. Make payday last longer by becoming a member today.

Do NHS staff get paid weekly or monthly?

The NHS Payday can vary, but it’s likely to take place between the 27th – 1st of the month. Once you have received your first month’s salary, it is possible to contact the Payroll Department to switch to a paid weekly method.

If you stick with the monthly payday option and the first working day of the month lands on a bank holiday or a weekend, then the payday will be brought forward to the earliest possible working day.

How many days before payday, and do you get a payslip NHS?

On average, NHS staff will receive their payslip 2 days before payday. Once the payroll team has approved the payroll run, you will be able to access your payslip.

Does NHS pay in advance?

As an NHS employee, you will automatically be set up to be paid on a monthly basis by direct credit to your account.

Restaurants with NHS discount

Whether you are dining out, ordering in, or doing your weekly food shop, with our amazing food and drink discounts for NHS staff, you can make savings. Plus, as an Ode cardholder, you can earn cash back at supermarkets and restaurants you already shop at!

Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is all about the Caribbean good times. Get money off when eating out!


HelloFresh delivers fresh, seasonal ingredients and step-by-step recipe cards straight to your door. 

NHS Days Out Discounts

From a trip to the cinema, the hottest gigs, theme parks, to the nation’s biggest attractions, however, you like to spend your days out, we can help you save. With our Days Out & Entertainment NHS Discounts and Deals, you can save on your next adventure!

Alton Towers

Alton Towers is the UK’s biggest and grandest theme park. It welcomes over 2 million visitors a year who come to get a taste of the park’s big rides like The Smiler, Oblivion, and Nemesis. 

ATG Tickets

Enjoy the entertainment of musicals and theatre money off at ATG tickets. Save today with our discount. From family favourites, hit musicals to great drama performances & jukebox shows

Retail and NHS Fashion Discounts 

From the biggest high street retailers to local and independent stores, you can treat yourself AND save with our Shopping NHS discounts & deals. Browse popular categories such as fashion, home, electronics, beauty, and so much more.


Save with Samsung discounts. From personal computers, smartphones, and tablet computers to accessories such as smart watches and home appliances, save when shopping at Samsung.

Oliver Bonas

Oliver Bonas is an independent British lifestyle store, with nearly 80 stores. If you are looking to refresh your wardrobe this payday, then you can use our discount to save.

JD Sports

JD Sports began as a single store in Bury in 1981. They are now a leading destination for trainers, fashion, and activewear. With stores nationwide and delivery available, you can shop at JD Sports on the high street or from your own home.

Seasalt Cornwall Discount

Get 20% off full price items at Seasalt Cornwall for a limited time. Browse clothing, footwear and accessories inspired by Cornwall’s creative and maritime heritage. Shop Women’s ranges from 6-28, with selected styles that are petite & tall.

NHS Discount Bills – Save on your Monthly Bills

Not only can we help you save on the things you love, such as shopping and entertainment, but we can also help you save on your monthly bills. From your broadband bill to car insurance, take a look at our discounts today.

BT Discounts

Save on your monthly bills with our NHS BT Discounts. Get unlimited monthly usage from one of the UK’s most powerful wi-fi and broadband provider.

Virgin Media Discounts

With no set-up cost (usually £35), an average download speed of 213 Mbps, and easy installation, switch to Virgin Media and save on monthly costs.

Where to Find Affordable Mobiles With NHS Discount

Looking to upgrade to the latest handset without breaking your bank balance? We have amazing mobile phone NHS discounts from top networks, including EE, 02, Vodafone, Apple and more, to help you save on your Mobile Phone bill.

EE Discounts

If you are looking for the best mobile deals, check out our exclusive deals with EE. Save on monthly airtime plans as well as SIM-only plans. Cut your monthly bills today!

Vodafone Discounts

Cut your outgoings by saving on your mobile phone bill with deals and discounts at Vodafone. Save on monthly deals and airtime packages for the newest phones out there.

Despite all the rises in costs, you should still be able to treat yourself on payday to the things you enjoy. Whether you love to eat at restaurants, shop for the latest fashion, or have exciting days out with loved ones, no matter what you enjoy, you can make your money go further as a Health Service Discounts member.

Can’t wait till pay day? Say hello to Wagestream

Get flexible access to your pay before payday and manage unexpected expenses with Wagestream.

What is Wagestream?

Wagestream is an organisation used by over 2 million people worldwide. It partners with businesses and employers to provide tools to help workers achieve financial wellbeing. Wagestream gives you access to the money you’ve already earned before payday, so there’s no loaning and no interest. It’s a budgeting and financial planning tool that supports responsible financial behaviour by helping you budget effectively.

How does Wagestream work?

Personal expenses and pay cycles don’t always align, so having control over your pay fosters financial well-being and minimises stress. At the touch of a button, Wagestream provides access to your earned pay whenever you want.

On your next payday, Wagestream will settle any earned wages you have accessed early by deducting the total amount of any transfers you’ve made since your last paycheck was received to your Wagestream account. Your remaining pay will then be deposited onto your Wagestream debit card. It really is that simple.

Can my employer see my Wagestream?

No, any Wagestream activity will not be reflected in your payslip, and all your personal data will be protected.

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