Booking Paid Leave

Booking annual leave with NHSP is simple.


To view how many hours you have accrued and to book annual leave, simply log onto our Holiday Booking system, or access it directly from My:Bank


Your login and password details for the holiday booking system are the same as your My:Bank login details.


What do you need to know?


  • For every hour you work (not including lunch or tea breaks and up to 37.5 hours per week), you will build annual leave
  • You will start building annual leave from the first shift you work for NHS Professionals
  • Annual leave can only be claimed after you work a minimum of one shift per week over a 12-week period
  • The start of your annual leave year depends when you work your first shift e.g. if you joined the bank on 3rd January 2018, but booked your first shift on 3rd February 2018, your holiday year will run from 3rd  February 2018 to 2nd February 2019
  • When you book annual leave, you cannot also book a working shift at the same time, as the overlap will mean you will not get paid for one of the bookings
  • You can only book annual leave if the hours you have earned is equal to or greater than your average shift length e.g. if you have earned 3.21 hours and your average shift length is 6 hours, you can only book a holiday shift once your earned hours reaches 6 hours or more.
  • With any booked annual leave, the system will automatically authorise and release the timesheet for payment and you will be paid in the same way as normal bank shifts
Book it before it expires. Remember if you don’t use up your annual leave before your holiday year ends, all the leave you will have earned that year will be no longer be available to claim and your new holiday year will begin.