Why do NHS staff have to pay parking?Watch
It does seem a shame that NHS staff have to pay to park their cars when most other workers get to park their cars for free in a staff car park (not everyone). My husband works in the NHS and 1.25% of his salary goes on parking - at least the amount they have to pay is fair to all staff regardless of their pay band
Parking is a scarce resource at hospitals and people should be encouaged to use alternatives to the car where possible. The cost of parking is simply an addition to the cost of commuting. If you don't want to pay it you can make choices about where you live or how you commute.
NHS staff have to pay for mandatory training costs and costs of things like General Medical/Nursing council fees, DBS check fees, equipment costs for things like stethoscopes... parking is at least only for those that park, rather than everyone!