NHS Birthday - Enhanced Discounts & Giveaways
We're celebrating the NHS Birthday
To mark this special day, we want to celebrate the NHS. We have some incredible discounts, deals, giveaways, and more lined up to say thank you. Because we want every day to feel like your birthday!
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The National Health Service (NHS) is a government-funded service used by everybody in the UK when they become sick or injured. As a free health service, the NHS allows sick or injured people to receive the healthcare they need without the fear of covering absurd medical costs. These services can include:
- Visiting a doctor or a nurse.
- Receiving necessary surgery.
- Seeing a midwife if you are pregnant.
- Urgent care (A&E).
- Mental health support
- General wellness and health treatment
On the 5th of July, 2021, we all celebrated the 73rd birthday of our beloved NHS.
Founded on the 5th of July 1948, the NHS became a trailblazer as the world’s first free healthcare service based solely on citizenship. Since then, the NHS has significantly grown and expanded into the incredible service we know and love today.
The NHS was set up so that everyone in the UK doesn’t have to worry about paying for health services provided by medical professionals, such as doctors, nurses, dentists and midwives. Take a look at this quote from the 1948 leaflet sent to people when the NHS was founded:
‘Everyone - rich or poor, man, woman or child - can use it or any part of it. There are no charges, except for a few items. There are no insurance qualifications. But it is not a “charity”. You are all paying for it, mainly as taxpayers, and it will relieve your money worries in time of illness.’
With over 1.7 million staff members, the NHS is one of the largest employers in the UK, and it is the fifth-largest employer in the world. As an NHS employee, you can expect plenty of highs and even more lows. However, while it might be a stressful job, it is an enriching, rewarding and fulfilling job role (we love our NHS key workers).
As one of the world’s largest employers and one of the most extensive health services, the NHS is bound to see a high volume of patients. For context, the NHS handles the following amount of patients daily:
- Over 835,000 people are visiting their GP or practice nurse.
- Around 50,000 people visit A&E departments.
- Around 36,000 people are in hospital for planned treatment.
- Over 94,000 people are admitted to hospital
- 49,000 outpatient consultations
NHS workers gain incredible skills, such as confidence, self-knowledge, resilience, determination, conversational skills, and so much more. Around 25,000 vacancies are advertised every month on NHS jobs, so there is a high demand for skilled workers. Plus, as an NHS worker, you can access incredible benefits like our discounts.
Are you looking for some NHS job interview tips and typical questions? Head over to our blog, where we provided some handy information on how to ace your NHS job interview.
The NHS is one of the most developed health systems in the world, and in return, its employees gain access to incredible benefits. For instance, NHS Professionals state that NHS employees could be entitled to the following:
- Annual leave.
- Pay enhancements.
- Personal development & career progression.
- Sick leave.
- Maternity leave.
- Paternity leave.
- Parental leave.
- NHS pension.
Alongside the incredible benefits offered to NHS employees, NHS workers can sign up to Health Service Discounts and save when shopping for: