How NHS staff can claim free Uber rides over Christmas

NHS staff will be able to access free Uber rides to get to and from work over the festive season.

From today, NHS England staff can register with their official NHS email address to claim two £10 codes.

The offer will be available to committed staff at a time when public transport is either closed or limited on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

This year everyone from doctors and nurses to support staff will be able to spend less time travelling and more time with their loved ones.

Demand is expected to be high as hundreds of thousands of NHS workers across England worked on Christmas Day last year.

While most of the nation spent last year’s Christmas Day unwrapping presents or tucking into Christmas dinner, 350,000 invaluable NHS staff went to work in England.

That’s 97,000 nurses, 53,000 nursing assistants, 176,000 care workers, 12,000 ambulance drivers and 12,000 midwives.

Jamie Heywood, Uber’s general manager for Northern and Eastern Europe said: “NHS staff will have enough to worry about this Christmas, so we’d like to at least try to take care of their travel.

"During a time when it isn’t always easy to get from A to B, we hope that this offer will help them get home to their families sooner.”

Matt Hancock, Health Secretary said: “Everyone wants to be home with their families for Christmas Day but so many of our selfless NHS staff give up their holidays to care for those who need it most.

"It’s great that Uber have agreed to step in and offer a free ride home this Christmas and I hope this makes life a little easier for our dedicated NHS workers.”

How to claim…

Go to
Enter your NHS email address in the box.
You’ll receive an email on [insert date] with your code.
Open the app, select ‘Payment’ from the menu, tap ‘Add Promo’, and pop in your code.
You will be sent your code by 21 December. If you register after this date you will receive your code on 24 December.
Make sure you claim your two rides between 00.01am on 24 December and 11.59pm on 26 December.

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