Healthcare specialists working for the NHS who need to park within controlled parking zones or permit parking areas while carrying out their duties, may be eligible for a NHS parking permit.
This permit allows healthcare specialists to park their vehicle for up to 3 hours in a permit holders only bay within the zone or area. They can also park for up to 3 hours in a shared use parking bay – this is a bay that can be used by parking permit holders and motorists who display a valid pay-and-display ticket.
This permit does not give the right to park in any parking place, and cannot be used to park on single or double yellow lines within the zone or area.
NHS parking permits cost £120 and are valid for 1 year from the date of issue.
Apply for a NHS parking permit
All permits issued from 29 March 2022 will be electronic permits online, not paper permits for display in your vehicle – read more about changes to how parking permits are issued.
Use our online My Account service to apply for a NHS parking permit below. You can register to create a new account if you don't already have one.
When you login, you will be shown:
- Permits – a list of your electronic permits and their current status (older paper permits are not listed)
- Permit Applications Available – a list of the types of parking permit for which you can apply.
Under 'Permit Applications Available', go to the 'NHS Parking Permit' option and use its 'Apply' button.
Applications must be supported by proof of current employment and vehicle ownership.
When renewing your permit, you can apply up to 1 month in advance of its expiry date.