Staff benefits

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Two staff members standing next to each other

Working at Barts Health means you’ll have access to a range of benefits

Including leisure and entertainment discounts, and time off when you need it most

Your package will include:

  • Pay that reflects your ability and responsibilities, with the opportunity to increase your salary through training and development. All our jobs are subject to either Inner or Outer London Weighting, depending on location.
  • At least 27 days annual leave on top of public or bank holidays.
  • Automatic membership of the NHS Pension Scheme unless you opt out. The NHS Pension scheme is one of the most generous schemes in the UK.

Reward and recognition

Barts Hearts

Barts Hearts logo with a tagline of spread the love

We want to make sure our staff and volunteers feel valued for the work that they do every day as well as spreading a culture of appreciation and recognition across the our hospitals.

Barts Hearts is a platform which allows staff to send a ‘thank you’ for small everyday moments of recognition that truly make a difference. Once staff have collected 5 hearts, they can exchange them for a prize.

Our aim is to create an inclusive workplace for the Barts Health family and support collaboration. That is why volunteers and external contractors also have access to the platform.

Barts Health Heroes

Every year, we hold the Barts Health Heroes Awards for our staff. These awards recognise our outstanding staff who live our values and go above and beyond for patients and colleagues. 

Everyone in the Barts Health family, whether directly employed or through one of our partner organisations, or one of our volunteers, can be nominated.

Shortlisted people and teams are invited to an evening awards ceremony. 

Get up to speed with our 2024 champions and follow the live blog from our awards ceremony held on 7 February 2024. 

Volunteers party

We hold an annual thank-you event for our amazing volunteers.

Long service awards

The long service awards are awarded to those who have completed 15, 25, and 40 years of continuous service with Barts Health, or one of our legacy organisations.  

Staff celebrating their continuous service are sent a congratulations card in the post from Shane DeGaris, group chief executive and Jacqui Smith, chair in common, in recognition of their achievement, dedication, and commitment to Barts Health, patients, and staff.  

Saving you money

Entertainment and leisure

We work in partnership with London theatres and venues to secure heavily discounted – sometimes free – tickets for theatre, concerts and events.

Throughout the year we also run discounted mini-breaks and there are holiday and daytrip discounts available staff, their friends and families.

Concerts for carers

Concerts for Carers offer free tickets to events for all NHS staff. Pick your event, enter the ballot and you might get lucky!

Season ticket loan

Buying an annual season ticket works out much cheaper then monthly or weekly tickets. We will lend you the money for an annual ticket and deduct it from your salary each month.

Looking after your health

Money back for your routine health appointments

Simplyhealth work in partnership with us to offer a health cash plan at reduced rates. This helps you to budget for optical, dental, complementary therapy and even prescription charges for you and your family from only £3.10 a week.


Salary sacrifice scheme

From tablets to washing machines, the salary sacrifice allows you to buy electrical items through your salary and pay them off over a set period of time. This saves you 25% of the cost of buying them outright. You can also lease a brand new car, fully maintained and insured, in the same way.

Health service benefits

Health Service Benefits offers free membership and provides exclusive discounts for all NHS staff from local and national high street companies such as Ticketmaster, Halfords, Halifax and Vision Express. Register for free.

Blue Light card

Blue Light Card provides those in the NHS, emergency services, social care sector and armed forces with discounts online and in-store.

Support services

Employee Assistance Programme

For confidential advice from someone outside our organisation, you can call our Employee Assistance Programme on 0800 085 1376 at any time.

Dignity at Work Advocates

Trained Dignity at Work Advocates are available to help provide advice, and to resolve any issues you experience at an early stage.


SpeakInConfidence is an online system that provides a way for you to anonymously and directly raise ideas and concerns with our senior leadership, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The web-based service is run by a third party and allows anyone to send an anonymous message to any of our executive leaders.

The Guardian Service

The Guardian Service is a safe and independent route for you to raise issues or concerns that affect you, the safety of our patients or your ability to do your job well. It offers an opportunity to talk through the issue before it is raised formally, get support and work to see if a resolution can be found.

It can be anonymous, and any concerns can remain confidential unless you agree for it to be raised with the relevant people within the organisation.

Wellbeing resources

The welfare and wellbeing of our staff is a key priority.

Thanks to the support of Barts Charity, we have invested millions of pounds in improved facilities including:

  • Dedicated wellbeing hubs at each of our hospitals featuring comfy reclining chairs
  • Improved rest rooms for our dedicated clinical staff to use whilst on shift
  • New bike racks and lockers
  • A psychological support service to aid people's mental health

Each of our sites also has a wellbeing lead and a network of wellbeing prescribers to help you navigate the support on offer.