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October 2015

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5 Spook-tacular Children’s Halloween Party Games

Are you struggling to come up with games ideas for your children’s Halloween party this year? Don’t worry, you’ve still got plenty of time to plan a few activities that will keep them entertained. Here’s our top 5 spook-tacular Halloween party games: 1) Pass the Pumpkin You can use a plastic pumpkin or a real one for this game and fill it with sweets. Get the children to sit in a circle and pass the pumpkin until…

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6 Tips to Make Sure You Eat Enough on Shift

Finding time to eat regularly on your shift is difficult enough, never mind trying to eat healthily. You can get bombarded with emergency cases, urgent tasks and demanding superiors without warning, and before you know it lunch has packed up its box and waved you goodbye. Never fear, there are ways to avoid the pangs of hunger hitting at the wrong times. 1. Don’t skip breakfast Make sure you eat breakfast before you start work so that…

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What is Make a Difference Day?

Working in the NHS, you make a huge difference to peoples’ lives every day. You will know, more than most, the good feeling that you get from helping to improve the quality of someone’s life, or just making their day that little bit more special by making them smile. The small things can really make a huge difference. Make a Difference Day is on the 24th October, where people volunteer their time to take part in projects…

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Balancing Family Life and a Career in the NHS

Balancing family life and a career in the NHS isn’t easy. Long, tiring hours at work can leave you drained, but somehow you still have to find the strength to be ‘Supermum’ and ‘Superwife’ when you get home. If you’re just starting your NHS career, or if you’ve decided to take a new direction, this can be a daunting prospect. But trust us, it can be done. There are plenty of successful parents in the NHS who have…

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Make this Half Term a Forest Family Adventure

If you’re lucky enough to have this half term off work and you fancy doing something a bit different with your kids, why not dig out your wellies and take them on an exciting forest family adventure? The UK has an abundance of beautiful countryside that is perfect for a fun and relaxing half term break with your family. Nature brings out the best in people. Nothing can take the stress of everyday life away quite like…

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100th Anniversary of Nurse Edith Cavell’s Death

Today marks the 100th anniversary of World War One nurse Edith Cavell’s death, who was executed by a German firing squad in 1915. Edith Cavell is a celebrated British nurse, who was born in a small village called Swadeston, Norfolk.  During the war, Edith saved the lives of injured soldiers from both sides, without discrimination and helped over 200 Allied soldiers escape from Germany-occupied Belgium to safety. She was court martialed in 1915 and found guilty of…

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4 Tips for NHS Workers with Back Pain

Let’s be honest; a lot of NHS workers rarely get to sit down throughout their day. Back pain among NHS staff is a real issue. 12 hour shifts, late nights, rushing round the hospital carrying five things at once, standing at operating tables for hours on end – it’s hard work and it takes its toll on your poor back. Here’s some of our best tips to help ease your back problems and let you get on with…

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9 Tips for Getting Better Sleep on Shifts

What do doctors, nurses, paramedics, police officers and fire-fighting staff all have in common? They are all at risk of sleep disorders. If you work at night or often rotate shifts, you may share that risk. Shift work twirls the dials on your body’s biological clock until it can’t tell when it should wake you up and when it should let you sleep. Working at night or irregular shifts can keep you from getting the important snooze-time…

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