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The NHS is an incredible institution and today I’m excited to be introducing a new NHS discount. Luckily, I’m quite healthy and therefore, my personal experience of doctors and hospitals has been relatively brief, but in those moments when I’ve needed the NHS, it has always been there, and the staff I have encountered have been unfailingly marvellous.

Over the past few years, family events have meant that I’ve seen a bit more of the inside of hospitals than I would have wished, *insert Baldrick joke here*, and in those bleak moments when the chips are well and truly down my family have experienced first rate care and endless compassion. What I’m clumsily trying to say is that the NHS is a phenomenon and its people are phenomenal.

During the coronavirus pandemic, the NHS has been under pressure like never before. Day after day, for months-on-end, courageous and talented people have been confronting this disease head-on. They’ve faced constrained PPE supplies, a tidal wave of grief and loss and even outlandish claims that COVID-19 is being sensationalised. As a nation we’ve ‘clapped for carers’ but done precious little to repay their colossal sacrifice.

If you’ve been to the US you might have seen the respect and reverence with which they treat their military service personnel; it’s deeply rooted in American culture. Here in the UK, the NHS is the largest employer by a huge margin – 1.4m people work in the NHS – yet successive governments and even parts of society have failed to treat the NHS with the respect it deserves. Personally, I don’t think that’s good enough.

50% NHS Discount – Available to all NHS Staff

While I can’t change the situation directly, I’d like to do what I can. Therefore, from now on, I will be offering a substantial NHS discount to those who work in the health service. Each year, I will be offering a 50% discount on up to five weddings. I’d love to offer an unlimited number of weddings, but as the discount is so deep, I’m going to have to cap things at five per year.

Regardless of your role, if either one of you work in the NHS, then you are eligible. If you’re interested, drop me a line via my contact form. I would love to photograph your wedding.

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