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The 5 Hottest Discounts for NHS & Healthcare Staff this July

As always, we’ve been crazy-busy working hard to secure the hottest new discounts for NHS staff this summer.
This time of year can be expensive with summer holidays, weddings to attend and plenty of beer gardens to sample! It’s always helpful to save a few pounds here and there, and the way we see it, you deserve it more than most.

We’ve put together our hottest new discounts for healthcare workers this July to help you save some money towards something special this summer.

1) Butlin’s

Butlins NHS Discount

Looking for a family holiday that you won’t forget in a hurry? Butlin’s has it all, it’s jam-packed with fun and plenty of excitement for all the family to enjoy, unwind and make some special memories. Being a Health Service Discounts member you can save up to 40% on all 2017 and 2018 bookings, plus an extra £20 NHS discount.

 

2) Energy switch

The NHS Energy Switch is now open and our team has secured the UK’s cheapest ‘Big 6’ energy deal for our members. You can save £277* on your energy bills with our free, no-hassle switching service. Just think what you could spend all that money on instead!

 

3) Joules

Joules NHS Discount

Joules has an impressive range of premium lifestyle clothing, accessories and homeware and guess what…? They have a huge sale on right now! Get up to 50% off sale items and NHS staff can get 15% off full price items.

 

4) Lovehoney

Spice up your private life this summer and take your pick from Lovehoney’s vast array of high-quality adult products. You can get loads of money off your favourite products in the up to 50% off sale, plus an exclusive 20% off for NHS staff.

 

5) Clarks

Clarks NHS Discount

Is it about time you treated yourself to some new shoes? We thought so! Make the most of Clarks’ Summer Sale and get up to 50% off stylish footwear, plus NHS staff can get 10% off full price items.

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4 Super Tasty Summer Shakes to Keep You in Shape

BBQs, beer gardens, ice creams… Summer isn’t the best time of year to stick to the diet. Together with Exante, we’ve got summer shakes and smoothie recipes that are tasty and won’t ruin your summer-bod diet.

All recipes include an Exante Shake – get 30% off the range with Health Service Discounts.

Summer Shake Strawberry Recipe

1. Chia, Oat & Almond Milk

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 1/2 sachet Exante Vanilla Shake
  • 150ml almond milk
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 2-3 pitted medjool dates
  • 2 tsp organic chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 4-5 ice cubes

Instructions

De-pit the dates, throw in a blender and blend for 2 minutes until smooth.

2. Cookies & Dream

Ingredients (serves 2)

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 2 minutes.

3. Strawberry, Peach & Watermelon

Ingredients (serves 2)

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 2 minutes.

4. Piña Colada

Summer Shakes

Ingredients (serves 2)

Instructions

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend for 2 minutes.

Have you got any other amazing recipes for summer shakes? Let us know in the comments below! 

 

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4 Top Beauty Products to Get That Summer Glow

We’ve listed our top products so you can be sure to look sun-kissed and summer ready whatever the weather…

Summer is fast-approaching, which (hopefully) means blue skies and sunny days. It can also mean bronzed skin and looking lovely and luminous the way you only do when you return from a trip abroad. But what do you do if you’re not going away or prefer to stay in the shade?

Whether you’re going away or staying in the UK, we’ve listed our top products so you can be sure to have this beauty look nailed and look sun-kissed and summer ready come rain or shine. And what’s even better, you can grab all of these goodies at Lookfantastic.com with 20% off with Health Service Discounts.

Faking it

Getting out the fake tan may seem like an obvious solution to looking bronze but it’s easier said than done. Many of you may have experienced a fake tan disaster, which probably includes one (or multiple) of the following: orange hands, streaky legs or patchy faces… So, how do you achieve the perfect tan look without the risk?

Fake Bake Faux Glo

Going for a trusted brand such as Fake Bake sets you ahead of the game straight away, plus going for an instant tan that washes off like their ‘Faux Glo is ideal for those who want the tan ‘without the commitment’.

Bronzed to perfection

A pressed-powder bronzer can be a great way to add warmth to your face that you can either use alone or on top of your makeup for both day and night looks.

Laura Geller Bronzer

This ‘Baked Bronze-n-Brighten’ one from Laura Geller is great at creating a gentle bronze tone that’s a quick fix to a dull complexion. It also adjusts to your skin tone to create ‘dewy bronzed results.’ Available in two shades so you can choose what’s best for you, use with a large finishing brush for a light coverage.

Light it up

The essential makeup bag item of last year, we can’t forget how much a good highlighter can transform your appearance. This summer, choose a highlighter with natural, soft tones to enhance your features.

SunBeam Benefit

Sun Beam from Benefit is a top-rated product that promises to illuminate your skin with it’s ‘warm champagne summer hues’. Just smooth over cheeks for an instant glow and you’re good to go!

Do the shimmy shake 

Want to shine brighter than the sun? Well not quite, but if you’re needing to give your bod that extra polish and glow then shimmer oil is what you want. Perfect to top up your tan or just before a night out.

Darphin Shimmer Oil

The Darphin Soleil Plaisir Sultry Shimmering Oil is our choice, it’s a rich, decadent body oil that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. It catches the light to ‘effortlessly enhance skin’s natural tone’ and leave you gleaming with a veil of shimmer.

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10 Father’s Day Present Ideas with NHS Discounts

This Father’s Day, forget buying your Dad the usual pair of mildly witty socks, garish work ties, or the most predictable present of all… beer.

This year, why not treat your Dad to something a little bit more special? There’s still plenty of time to find the perfect gift and with these fantastic NHS discounts you can pick something up for an amazing price. Here’s our top 10 Father’s Day present ideas with NHS discounts:

1. Gruum – FREE Razor Set Worth £23

Gruum Father's Day

Make sure your Dad is looking smart and on trend this Father’s Day with this free Gruum razor set. Normally worth £23, NHS staff just have to pay postage. The set includes the razor, a two-pack of blades and a choice of five handle colours.

 

2. Red Letter Days – Father’s Day Exclusive 23% Off

Red Letter Days

If your Dad’s an adrenaline junkie, or if you think it’s about time he went out of his comfort zone, there’s thousands of amazing experiences from Red Letter Days that will do just that. Choose from activities like skydiving, supercar thrills, helicopter flights, hot air ballooning, gliding, paint-balling and much more. You could even choose something you could do together – what better way to celebrate?

 

3. Clarks – EXCLUSIVE 10% NHS Discount

Clarks Fathers Day

Every man needs a few good pairs of high-quality shoes. Clarks have a huge range of stylish footwear that will make a great gift. And with a 10% NHS discount you might as well treat yourself to a new pair too!

 

4. Sennheiser – Exclusive 20% Off Headphones

Sennheiser Father's Day

Maybe your Dad’s really into his music? New Sennheiser headphones and earphones would make a great present to liven up his daily commute, or to relax in the garden this summer and listen to his favourite tunes. High-quality headphones and earphones with superb sound quality.

 

5. Halfords – Printable Discount Voucher, 7.5% Off In-store

Halfords Farther's Day

If you know your Dad loves cars, bikes, and gadgets, you can get 7.5% off in-stores with our voucher. Download a printable voucher and take it into your local store and choose from a wide variety of products. Or if you’re not sure what to buy, give the voucher to your Dad and go with him into the shop, as you’ll need to present your NHS ID.

 

6. Philips – 20% Off Sitewide for NHS

Philips Father's Day

Philips have a wide selection of shaving & grooming products, skin & hair care products, electric toothbrushes and much more. The 20% NHS discount is across everything on the site.

 

7. Footasylum – Up to 60% Off Sale + 10% Off Everything Else for NHS

Footasylum Father's Day

Treat your Dad to something trendy from Footaslyum and make a cracking saving on clothing, shoes and accessories. They’ve got a bit 60% off sale on at the moment, plus NHS staff get 10% off all non-sale items.

 

8. MyProtein – 15% OFF for NHS

MyProtein Father's Day

Does your Dad love playing sports or going to the gym? Pick him up some MyProtein sports supplements to help him along with his training and get 15% off.

 

9. Under Armour – Exclusive 10% Off

Under Armour

Another one for the active Dads, Under Armour has a fantastic range of high-quality sportswear, shoes and accessories. Pick him out some new gym gear or a new pair of running shoes and get an exclusive 10% off. He’ll have no excuse not to keep fit then!

 

10. Logitech – Exclusive 35% Off All Products

Logitech Father's Day

Is your Dad a computer geek or a gamer? Does he have an office or workstation at home? Logitech have an impressive range of mice & keyboards, gaming products, speakers and more that would make a great present this Father’s Day, with an exclusive 35% off all products.

Have you signed up for our Healthcare & NHS Staff Discounts yet? Join for FREE today!

 

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18 Awesome Products Every Nurse Should Have On Amazon

Every superstar nurse should have these products in their arsenal.

We hope you love these cool products for nurses! Just so you know, Health Service Discounts may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

1. Colourful Nurses Fob Watch

Nurses Fob

Amazon

Boolavard® TM Nurses Fashion Coloured Patterned Silicon Rubber Fob Watches.

Get this on Amazon for £0.99.

 

2. NHS Badge Reel

NHS Badge Reel

Amazon

NHS Translucent Id Retractable Yo Yo Badge Reel.

Get this on Amazon for £1.85. 

 

3. Hand Sanitiser Gel and Holder

Hand Sanitiser Holder

Amazon

6 x Purell Hygenic Hand Sanitizer Gel / Rub 60ml Personal Pump Bottles.

Get this on Amazon for £6.95

 

4. Funny Nurses Mug

Nurse Wine Mug

Amazon

Nurses Never Complain But We Do Wine – Funny Novelty Tea.

Get this on Amazon for £6.99.

 

5. NHS Lanyard

NHS Lanyard

Amazon

Keep your ID card safe and looking professional with this NHS Double Breakaway Lanyard With Badge Reel & Blue Double Sided Holder.

Get this on Amazon for £2.30.

 

6. Multicoloured Jumbo Pens

Jumbo Nurse Pen

Amazon

Every colour a nurse needs! Jumbo Pink 10 Colour 10 In 1 Multicolour Retractable Click Ballpoint Pen Blister Pack.

Get this on Amazon for £2.99. 

 

7. Littmann Nurses Stethoscope

Nurse Stethoscope

Amazon

Great quality at a great price! 3M Littmann Lightweight II S.E. Nurses Stethoscope.

Get this on Amazon for £39.79. 

 

8. Nurse Survival Kit

Nurse Survival Bag

Amazon

Everything a nurse needs to survive their shift – Nurses Survival Kit.

Get this on Amazon for £6.95. 

 

9. Highlighter syringe pens

Syringe Pens

Amazon

The coolest pens ever made? 5 x Highlighter Syringe Pens (5 mixed colours).

Get this on Amazon for £1.06. 

 

10. Pen holder

Pen Holder

Amazon

Never lose a pen again with this Triple Metal Pen Holder With Pocket Clip.

Get it on Amazon for £1.85. 

 

11. Bones Pens

Bones Pens

Amazon

Another strong contender for the coolest pens! NUOLUX 20pcs Ballpoint Pens with Black Ink.

Get these on Amazon for £7.99.

 

12. Colourful Lanyard

Nurse Colourful Lanyard

Amazon

Brighten up your uniform with funky lanyard. Rolseley Lanyard Daisy Neck Strap with Metal Clip.

Get this on Amazon for £4.95. 

 

13. NHS Nurse quote mug

NHS Mug

Amazon

How many times has this happened to you? NHS Nurse Mug & Coaster Set.

Get this on Amazon for £6.99.

 

14. Nurse bear toy

Nurse Bear

Amazon

Nawwwwww! Keel Toys 18cm Nurse Bear.

Get this on Amazon for £12.99.

 

15. Picture exchange communication key ring

Nurse Communications Picture Keyring

Amazon

10 Gloss Finished Cards held together on a convenient ball chain. Picture Exchange Communication Keyring (AAC).

Get this on Amazon for £5.95.

 

16. NHS worker mug

NHS Workers Mug

Amazon

Love this mug! Personalised Style Mug – NHS Worker (One Size)

Get this from Amazon for £7.98.

 

17. Mini Scissors

Nurse Scissors

Amazon

Handy 10cm mini scissors perfect for nurses. Mini Nurses Utility Scissors with Belt Clip.

Get this for £3.99 at Amazon.

 

18. Mini tape measure

Mini Nurse Tape

Amazon

High quality mini measuring tape, great for measuring T.E.D stockings! Sewing Tape Measure 60 150cm by Concept4u.

Get this for £2.68 from Amazon. 

 

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Why Healthcare Staff Should Switch Energy Providers NOW!

We all want to be spending less on our household bills and spending more on the exciting stuff in life, right?

Switching your energy is quite simply the easiest way to save money on your bills without having to make any drastic changes to your lifestyle.

A record 4.8 million people switched their energy in 2016, but there are still too many people paying over the odds for their gas and electricity. Energy suppliers have increased prices by as much as 15%* in recent months, with the average household bill at £1,142**.

Energy Price Rises 2017

Source: energyhelpline 12/4/17

Why aren’t people switching?

We believe that people are not switching energy providers due to a number of factors:

  • The perceived hassle of the switch;
  • Disbelief over the savings figures made;
  • A resigned view that all suppliers are the same, so there’s no point switching;

These perceptions have been difficult to change.

New and competitive tariffs are always being launched; so why pay more than you need to on an expensive tariff?

The NHS & Healthcare Energy Club

We know healthcare workers are a busy bunch, and finding the time to compare energy providers will be pretty low down on your list. That’s why we created the NHS & Healthcare Energy Club to take the hassle and stress out of switching your energy.

Switch Energy

We’ve already saved our members a whopping £8.4 million through our energy switch. Our switching partner finds you the best deal to save you money, so that you can spend it on something a little bit more exciting, just like Doris.

Taking that first step

A comparison may seem like a daunting prospect; however, our switching partner compares against all licensed UK suppliers to ensure that you are offered the best energy deal available.

“How is it possible to make a saving? The Direct Debit with the new supplier is higher than what I’m paying now”, we hear you cry.

Don’t be alarmed. This is just one of the downsides of the price increases; but that does not mean the savings will not apply to you. They will. If your current supplier does not show up in the results table then the deal they can offer you for the next year is simply not competitive.

It is a common misconception that the Direct Debit figure alone determines which deal is the cheapest. Do not be fooled. The cost of a tariff is made up of unit rates, standing charges and occasionally discounts that are awarded for paying by Direct Debit and managing your account online.

Your Direct Debit can be altered by a supplier and is not always a true reflection of what you should be spending to cover your usage.

What next?

We’re working hard to negotiate the cheapest deal possible and this will be available to our members on 20th June. By signing up to the NHS & Healthcare Energy Club, you’re joining thousands of other healthcare staff who save money on their energy.

So, are you ready to ‘Be more Doris’ and see what you can save? Sign up to the NHS & Healthcare Energy Club now!

 

*Npower electricity price rise 15% (16/03/17).

**Average household bill £1,142 (Source: energyhelpline.com. All calculations are for an average usage dual fuel household paying by monthly direct debit. Average usage as defined by OFGEM is 12,500 kWh pa of gas and 3,100 kWh. Correct as of 17/05/17)