Schemes and Plans

We currently offer a health cash plan to help you budget for medical costs. We are also in the process of agreeing an arrangement for discounted AXA Private Healthcare Cover, and hope to be able to offer this from later in 2018. These are arranged through independent brokers authorized by the University.

For cash plans, contact Westfield Health. Applications should be made online using the code DPXJ and cover can be paid directly from your salary. Alternatively, contact the helpline on 0845 602 1629.



Health and welfare facilities

Employee Assistance Programme

The Employee Assistance Programme provides 24/7 free and confidential advice, 365 days of the year, and is available to all University staff through our provider Care First. This is a professional service manned by qualified professionals who you can talk to in private about anything that is bothering you, whether it’s personal or to do with work. This could include domestic or family issues, consumer rights, bereavement, bullying or financial and debt support, Up to 6 free face-to-face counselling sessions per year are available. Please see the Employee Hub for details.

Counselling Service

The Counselling Service is a free service offering confidential, professional help with personal, emotional or mental health problems.

The University of Nottingham Health Service - NHS

The University's Health Service is based in Cripps Health Centre, which also contains a dental practice, occupational health and a Boots pharmacy. For more information on the services offered and how to register, go to The University of Nottingham Health Service webpage. 

Dental Practice

The University has a dental surgery on University Park campus, providing a wide range of dental services.

Eyesight Tests

We have teamed up with Boots opticians to offer free eyesight tests for users of display screen equipment.

Harrassment Advisers

We are committed to maintaining an environment where harassment is unacceptable. Trained volunteers are available for staff to provide confidential support and assistance to anybody who is concerned about bullying or harassment.


Mediation is a useful way of resolving workplace conflict informally. We have professionally trained staff mediators who are able to help you work through any problems.

Occupational Health Service

The University of Nottingham's Occupational Health Provider is Industrial Diagnostics Company, known as IDC, a leading UK provider of health surveillance and statutory health surveillance services. Occupational Health provide independent specialist medical advice to employers and employees on the relationship between work and health, e.g. managing medical conditions to remain at work, return to work or managing a disability.



Sick Pay Scheme 

We offer generous and competitive sick pay, which increases with your length of service, as well as considerable support to all staff in times of sickness and personal difficulties. For more information, see the Sickness Absence webpage.