We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best quality staff in the NHS. We are proud to say the benefits we offer are among the best.
There are several schemes available to employees throughout the Trust, we hope you enjoy the new range of benefits offered!
In order to help you make these savings, Heart of England NHS has introduced a Childcare Vouchers scheme in partnership with Edenred, who launched the first Childcare Vouchers scheme to the UK almost 20 years ago, and have made it as easy as possible for you to enjoy the benefits of Childcare Vouchers, helping to make your life/work better.
If you are using registered or approved childcare, you can choose to take part of your salary in Childcare Vouchers to pay for it.
Childcare Vouchers are not just for babies – they can be used to pay for the care of children up to the age of 15 or 16 if they are disabled.
This can include:
- home based care such as childminders and nannies
- pre-school care such as nursery schools and crèches;
- care for older children such as out of school clubs (breakfast clubs and afterschool clubs) and holiday clubs
Substantial savings for you and your family
The Trust has launched a new staff benefit in the form of a Car Lease Scheme. This scheme is designed to provide all permanent members of staff with the option of having access to a new car of their choice, at a very competitive price, whilst at the same time providing savings for the organisation that will support the services provided to patients.
Employees will have the opportunity to make further savings by the use of a salary sacrifice scheme subject to their salary not being “sacrificed” to a level below the national minimum wage. (The provision of a company car will make the employee liable to a car benefit tax charge based on the vehicle chosen.)
Join cycle2work and you will
Make huge savings on the price of a bike and accessories through tax and national Insurance contributions.
Choose from the widest range of bikes brands available through your local Halfords store.
Have access to bikes to suite all budgets so you can find the right bike for you.
You also get great extras including half price cycle training with the IAM and trial magazine subscription.
Full details of the schemes and how to register for them can be found on the MORE4U Benefits website under the section Salary Sacrifice.
NHS Staff discounts scheme
The link below will take you through to NHS Discounts, this is a site set up for all NHS staff to use independently of the Trust. In order to access the discounts you will need to register with your own email address and password.
Please note: any offers found on this site are from the NHS Discounts website, the Human Resources Department does not hold any additional information, discount codes or passwords for this site.
We are pleased to introduce you to the new Heart of England MORE4U Employee Benefits Scheme, which makes special offers and discounts available to you on an extensive range of products and services.
The package complements the existing benefits you already receive, by giving you access to savings on everyday items from clothing to cars, and holidays to household goods. These savings will enable you to enjoy a better range of benefits than most companies’ offer their employees and we have teamed up with Edenred, who specialise in arranging staff discount schemes, so that they can negotiate great offers and discounts from leading online and offline suppliers.
Also included in the benefits package are a number of salary sacrifice schemes, including:
- Car Lease Scheme
- Childcare Vouchers
- Cycle to Work
To view the full Heart of England Employee Benefits packages through the Internet click on the link below and register using your username and password.
If you are not already registered you will need to register as follows:
User Name: HEFT followed by your assignment (payroll) number (e.g. HEFT 12345678)
Once you have registered you can changes these to something more memorable for future use. If you need any help accessing the site you can contact Edenred helpdesk on 0800 019 66 66 between 8.30am and 6.00pm Monday to Friday, except Bank Holidays.
If you are successful in your application, please contact your manager to ascertain whether you are eligible for Trust removal expenses.
All three hospitals have well stocked libraries, including books, journals (electronic and printed), PCs with access to databases, and the MS Office Suite. Internet access and photocopying facilities with 24-hour access also available.
A monthly staff lottery offers cash prizes and occasional extra draws (holiday vouchers etc). Tickets cost £2 which is deducted from salary each month. Proceeds are used for the benefit of staff.
The Medical Illustration Department offers a range of services from passport photos, processing films and laminating. All at competitive prices.