Eric BlairDecember 9th

To thank our emergency services for the work they do throughout the year - not to mention all the extra hours they put in over the festive period - Uber is offering two free cab rides to NHS employees.

Well, actually, if they prefer (or all their transport requirements are already covered) they can take advantage of two free Uber Eats meals instead. Lovely!

According to figures published by the NHS in 2017, roughly 400,000 employees work over the festive period, including about 97,000 nurses, 53,000 nursing assistants, 176,000 care workers, 12,000 ambulance drivers and 12,000 midwives.

Speaking about the promotion, Uber's Jamie Heywood said: "We all know someone who works tirelessly over Christmas to keep the NHS running and this is our way of saying thank you.

"For the third year, we're offering NHS doctors, nurses and support staff a helping hand to get to and from work at Christmas time, when public transport is limited.

"This year, it's fantastic to extend the offer to provide a free meal to help make those shifts a little easier."

If you or someone you know is planning on taking Uber up on their offer you need to be quick, as the deadline to send in your details is coming up. 

NHS staff wanting to get either two free Uber trips or Uber Eats codes should visit and enter their official NHS email address by 9am on Friday December 20th.

The two codes will then be sent to your email by December 22nd, which you’ll be able to redeem for trips and orders up to the value of £10 each.

Once you have that, to apply the code you need to open the Uber app and select 'Payment/Wallet' from the menu, then tap 'Add Promo', and enter your code.

Any orders will have to be made between midnight on Monday December 23rd 2019 and 11.59pm on Friday December 27th. That’s all there is to it! 

The promotion is open to all NHS staff in the United Kingdom (excluding Northern Ireland) who are aged 18 years or over. And, obviously, you need to have an Uber account.

Thanks for everything you do guys!

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