During this difficult time and with everyone working so hard, we know that our staff need more support now than ever. That's why we have compiled the below lists of all the new local discounts to help ease the financial pressures, and all of the support available to help cope with the added stress.

Supermarkets

Get the following benefits when you take your NHS badge into store. All supermarkets are also operating on reduced opening times, so check with your local store for further opening hours.

  • M&S food are giving the first hour of opening to NHS workers on a Tuesday and Friday

  • Tesco will be opening 09:00 - 10:00 on Sunday for NHS workers

  • Sainsbury’s are opening 08:00 - 09:00 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for NHS and social care workers alongside elderly and vulnerable customers

  • ASDA are opening 08:00 - 09:00 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for NHS staff.

  • Waitrose are setting aside essential products for NHS staff, which you'll be able to ask for when you present your NHS card. They're also giving priority at checkout to NHS staff.

  • Morrisons are opening an hour earlier Monday - Saturday for NHS staff.

  • Iceland are reserving the final trading hour Monday - Saturday for NHS staff.

  • Aldi are opening 30 mins early on Sundays for NHS, Police and Fire staff.

  • Seed n Sprout in Kemptown are prioritising supplies to NHS staff, the elderly and the vulnerable.

  • Elite Fine Foods are offering free delivery with priority of goods to NHS staff for orders over £50, just say you are NHS staff at the checkout.  If staff collect the company will also be giving away food freebies (this will vary subject to availability).

Transport

  • NHS hospital car parks are free for NHS and social care workers at all hospitals.

  • Buzz Bingo are providing free parking for all NHS staff.

  • Brighton College Pre-Prep have opened all available parking including the playing field to be used as free parking for all NHS staff on a first come first serve basis.

  • The Birch Hotel car park in Hayward's Heath is free for all NHS staff to use for the forseeable future.

  • NCP Car Parks are offering free parking for NHS Staff who pre-book online until the 30th April. Bookings can be made up to an hour before arriving. They recognise NHS staff may be required for extended periods as well as longer shifts so this offer has no restrictions on the number of days which can be pre-booked in one booking. Each pre-booked parking stay only allows one entry and exit. To pre-book use the booking widget on the website here.

  • Churchill Square Shopping Centre are offering free parking until further notice at Churchill 1 – Orange Car Park open 24hs. When you intend to leave, drive to the lowest floor and go to the pay on foot machine. Press the “phone” icon on the machine. Our control room will ask you to show your NHS pass to the cctv camera located to the left of the machine and they will then validate your ticket.

  • Ola are offering 50% off (up to £7 off) on up to 10 ride-shares until Tuesday 7th April.

  • Hertz are offering £1/day car rental for front-line workers, including NHS, fire & police, social workers and teaching staff and armed forces when you book online on the website here by Monday 30 March for use by the end of April. You'll need to show your NHS staff card, or a payslip matching photo ID, when picking up at the participating rental location.

  • Evans Cycles are offering free bike health checks for key workers due to the corona virus crisis. Staff just need to show their NHS ID at any of the Evans Cycles stores. This is will be for the foreseeable future.

  • Veygo Insurance are offering NHS staff a 75% refund on their Veygo temporary insurance policies. If staff need to borrow a car or buy a temporary insurance policy on their own car from Veygo, they should email contact@veygo.com with a photo of thier NHS badge. A member of the Veygo team will verify the request and process the refund within 72 hours. To find out more information click here.

Deals & Discounts

Get the following discounts and offers buy showing your NHS ID badge when you visit any of the below cafes and restaurants.

  • Krapow - 50% off

  • Mindful chef recipe box - 30% off

  • Yard Sale Pizza - 25% for delivery

  • Firezza - 50% off

  • Las Iguanas - 50% off takeway food and a free can of coke

  • The Lebanese Bakery - 10% off deliveroo orders

  • byChloe - 10% off deliveroo orders

  • LEON - 50% off takeaway

  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen - 15% off

  • WHSmith - Stores in hospitals offering 20% off food and drink

  • Pizza Hut - 50% off collection and takeaway

  • Costa - Stores in hospitals are offering free canned coffee drinks to staff.

  • Gillette are offering free razors to NHS staff who sign up using their NHS email address. It's intended for front-line ambulance staff who need to shave to ensure respirators fit correctly.

  • Headspace are offering free subscriptions for all NHS staff until the end of the year. All NHS employees with an nhs.net, nhsemployers.org and nhs.uk email address are eligible to receive full access to Headspace Plus, along with resources from the Headspace for Work program. To sign up click here.

To find out about other discounts and benefits available for staff, visit our Financial Wellbeing & Discounts page or visit/sign up to the My Trust Benefits website.

Support Services for Staff

BSUH HELP Service

It is normal to feel worried, stressed, anxious and fearful when we hear of the coronavirus spreading and the loss of lives. Donna Butler, Lead psychotherapist for the BSUH HELP Service has put together some useful tips to help us cope. You can find these here.
To ensure frontline staff have the best possible support during this difficult time, the HELP team have prepared a priority telephone helpline. This is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday on 63691 or 67904.
Find out more about the BSUH HELP service on info-net here.

The Employee Assistance Programme

This is a 24/7 helpline to ensure that help is available to all BSUH staff, especially with the additional
stress of COVID-19. Talk to a professional advisor for help with anxiety, bereavement, stress, depression, workplace issues, trauma, relationships, finances and family difficulties. Call the helpline anytime on 03303 800658 or visit the Vivup website here to find the full range of services available.

BSUH COVID-19 Info-Net Page

This page is updated regularly and contains relevant links and information on Coronavirus published nationally, click here.

BSUH COVID-19 Workplace Group

Join the BSUH COVID-19 Workplace group for up to date information and notices, click here.

The British Medical Association
Wellbeing services are available from the British Medical Association for doctors and medical students. There is a range of services and information to help support you. The BMA counselling service is open 24/7 to all doctors and medical students. It’s confidential and free of charge. Other resources include:

  • Counselling and peer support

  • GMC Investigation support

  • Psychotherapy for doctors

  • Sources of support for your wellbeing

To find out more information, visit the BMA website here.

MIND

Whilst staying at home and watching Netflix might sounds great to begin with, socially distancing from others and changing your daily routine is not as easy as it sounds! Similarly, if you’re still at work and things are getting stressful, the team at Mind have put together some fantastic resources to help you cope:

  • Plan for staying at home or indoors

  • Take care of your mental health and wellbeing

  • Checklist: are you ready to stay at home?

  • Handwashing and anxiety

  • Taking care with news and information

To find out more, visit the Mind website here.

NHS One You

Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. One You is here to help you get healthier and feel better with free tips, tools and support. Whether it's moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself – One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life. To find out more, visit the website here.

Elefriends

Elefriends is a supportive online community where you can be yourself. We all know what it’s like to struggle sometimes, but now there’s a safe place to listen, share and be heard. To find out more information or to sign up, visit their website here.

Staying Healthy
For those self-isolating and staying at home, it’s important to keep moving to maintain fitness and look after our mental health. The NHS Fitness Studio has everything you need to keep healthy when at home. Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos across our aerobics exercise, strength and resistance, and pilates and yoga categories.
These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes.

The Silver Line

Worried about an older friend, relative or neighbour? Refer them to The Silver Line, a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to people aged 55 or older, 24/7. Call 0800 4 70 80 90 or visit the website here.

Centre for Disease Control

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. For useful tips and advice in managing and reducing anxiety and stress visit the CDC website here.

NHS Employers

The first part of new COVID-19 guidance for the NHS workforce is now available on the NHS Employers website and covers staff health, safety and wellbeing, including advice on dealing with COVID-19 from Public Health England and the NHS Staff Council; occupational health services; staff with co-morbidities; personal protective equipment and emotional and mental support during the emergency period. To find out the latest information, visit their website here.

Government Guidence

For the latest guidence and advice published by the government, click here. This will also be updated on the BSUH COVID-19 info-net page and Workplace group.