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August 2018

Fashion Lifestyle Travel

City Break Packing Guide for Guys

The team have been working hard to bring you the best in men’s fashion with an NHS discount for your next short holiday. 

The trick is to pack light but to get the most mileage out of your outfits. They’ll need to be versatile items that can take you from day to night.

If it’s a last minute booking – and by default last minute packing – follow our checklist to step out in style and relax.

Don’t worry about forgetting your toothbrush or overpacking – we’ve got you covered. This is your time to de-stress, and enjoy being the best dressed…

Here’s the full checklist for your three day travels – adjust as necessary. This doesn’t include your outbound travel outfit, but does include the shoes. Happy packing!

Abercrombie & Fitch Knit Cardigan in Light Grey Marl

This grey Abercrombie and Fitch cardigan ticks one of the boxes on our checklist and it will match all of the trousers, shorts and tees in our ultimate 3 day city case items.

Depending on the climate of your destination it makes a stylish, lightweight option for day or night.

It will come in especially handy for over this £3.50 grey vest from ASOS (when you’ve had your wear out of the vest it can double up as a pyjama top too). It also looks great with the Ted Baker jeans, or the Ralph Lauren shorts.

Find the full range at the ASOS Outlet here

ASOS Weekday Gabriel Striped T-Shirt

This green and white Weekday Gabriel stripy tee from ASOS will match well with all of our bottom picks.

Team it with the black roll up Ted Baker Jeans and a pair of white pumps for the ultimate street smarts.

If it’s getting hot make a match with the Ralph Lauren chino shorts.

Take it into the evening with drinks on the deck in your slim fit chinos from River Island.

If you’re following the packing checklist you also can’t go wrong with this longline fit black cotton t-shirt from Topman. It will go with the jeans, the shorts and the chinos. Perfect for the plane home and under a jumper once you’ve got your wear out of it on your hols.

Find the full range at the ASOS Outlet here

River Island Slim Fit Chino Trousers


A staple to have in circulation – the slim fit chino trouser. This light weight woven fabric will keep you feeling and looking cool.

Team it with any colour t-shirt, a crisp white shirt or a stripy Breton top with Birkenstocks.

Get your River Island Health Service Discounts Cashback Card here

Polo Ralph Lauren Blue Chino Shorts at TK Maxx

Ralph Lauren 100% cotton chino shorts provide a bright twist on a summer in the city classic.

Traditional cuts can easily help you stride from the street to the beach and beyond.

TK Maxx currently have a range of colours and patterns – take your pick from a range that originally retailed at £99.00 for considerably less – plus your NHS Discount.

Visit our range of discounts at TK Maxx here

Levi’s 501 Black Jeans from Urban Outfitters

These iconic black Levi’s 501 jeans are keepers. Currently on sale for £45.00 get them while you can.

It’s a good idea to have a dark trouser in your city break case, it’ll hid any spilt cocktails. They work hard for the money too – casual with a pump or smart with a jacket – turn up those bottoms and transform from night to day.

Enjoy the full Urban Outfitters mid-season sale with up to 50% off here

ASOS Shower Resistant Trench

Every city break needs the insurance of a waterproof jacket. Do it in style with this shower resistant, double breasted trench.

It’s a full match with all of the other items on this list. Try the Ted Baker jeans and the River Island chinos. If you’re wearing the shorts, then it’s likely you won’t need more than the grey cardigan.

Smart or casual wear it again when you get back to Blighty with your favourite blue jeans or on a smart day with a suit.

Adidas Samba FB Shoes

There is currently 50% off at the Adidas outlet and this timeless classic men’s trainer comes in a premium suede tan.

Wear them with shorts, your Ted Baker black jeans or chinos, and when you get back home they look great with sweat pants too.

The Samba is the original football trainer turned streetwear favourite.

This shoe is universally recognised and always in style – no matter what country you’re in!

If you’re following our three day checklist, you may also want to check out these woven black shoes from ASOS, or these supercool Black Leather Moriarty Zip Boots from Topman to take you into the evening.

Visit the 50% off Adidas Outlet here

TK Maxx Bizhop suitcase with combination lock

Chill out from the moment your feet hit the airport floor with this hard-shelled spinner suitcase.

Safe from damage and easy to pull along.

Your mind will be totally at rest with its combination lock – and it makes you look a bit like James Bond on his day off.

Synchronise your watches to a new time zone boys!

Full list of TK Maxx discounts here

Don’t forget to tell your friends, they can sign up for free to NHS and Health Care Discounts here.

Fashion Lifestyle Travel

City Break Packing Guide for Girls

The team have been working hard to bring you the best in women’s fashion with an NHS discount for your next short holiday. Here’s how to pack for a city break.

We’ve searched the best of our discounts to make sure you’re the best dressed on a three day break from Levi’s, Topshop, ASOS, Karen Millen, TK Maxx and Amazon.

Below is a handy packing checklist for you to cut your packing prep in half along with links to the key pieces to put in your suitcase.

On a short haul size matters. Without the option of Mary Poppin’s magic carpet bag here’s the how, the what and the when of packing. Time to get organised. Come on, spit spot…

Here’s the full checklist for your three day travels – adjust as necessary. This doesn’t include your outbound travel outfit, but does include the shoes. Happy packing!


ASOS Faux Leather Jacket

This faux leather look biker jacket is perfect for a city break. Not only does it go with everything in the suitcase, it looks cool and it will keep you warm and dry when it counts.

The jacket has some minimal studs and sleeve zips that will be a great match for our rock and roll Espadrilles below…

To get up to 70% off at the ASOS outlet on a huge range of fashion follow this link.

You’ll need two pairs of shoes in your case (and an additional pair to travel in).


JINX ME Studded Espadrilles

These espadrilles are ready for it all – from the beach to the club, with a skirt or your slim fit Levi’s (see below).

This double strap ankle fastening and studded design will go perfectly with our faux leather jacket above and the outfit picks that follow…

To get up to 70% off at the ASOS outlet on a huge range of fashion follow this link.

Outside of your travel outfit you’ll need three bottoms.

Here’s our fashion picks for the best city strides and skirts with our NHS discount…


Levi’s Women’s 312 Shaping Slim Jeans


There are a huge range of Levi’s on Amazon and the beauty part is that you can search by your waist size and leg length.

Both classic and individual, we’ve selected these slim shaping 312s in a deep ink blue.

Roll up the legs and match them with a crisp white shirt, or a stripy Breton tee and pumps.

When you need to smarten them up roll down the legs, put on your studded espadrilles or ankle boots and team them with a smart black vest top.

To search the massive range of Amazon daily deals across their products follow this link. 


Topshop Linen Floral Pinafore Dress

This long length pinafore dress with split and tie belt walks the line between smart and casual with style.

It’s easy to see why it’s currently trending at Topshop. This dress lovely in the day, and as you saunter into the evening.

If it get’s cold you can throw on your super soft ribbed crew neck jumper (pictured further down this list), or team it with your leather jacket and boots for an evening of drinks and dancing.

It’s also super comfy for the flight home – the perfect time to recycle a worn outfit and still look great coming through the gate!

Get 5% cashback on Topshop on all purchases when you use your Health Service Discounts Cashback Card via this link.


Denim Split Mini in Emerald Green

We can’t always predict where we’ll end up on a last minute break to the city so we need versatile outfits that look good everywhere. That’s not always an easy thing to pull off.

This emerald green denim mini is something of a chameleon.

You can team it with a white t-shirt or a smart black top and completely alter the look with accessories.

Be the definition of the word chic in every language with the discount link below.

To get up to 70% off at the ASOS outlet on a huge range of fashion follow this link.

Outside of your travel outfit you’ll need at least three tops.

We’ve picked out some classic looks to go with your bottoms all complete with an NHS discount.


Topshop Super Soft Rib Crew Neck Jumper

This Super Soft Rib Crew Neck is a pretty piece of cosy luxury from Topshop.

It looks great over Levi’s with a white t-shirt, wrapped around your waste when the weather changes, or over a dress.

Keep yourself warm when the aircon gets too much on the plane journey home and keep your cool too!

Get 5% cashback on Topshop on all purchases when you use your Health Service Discounts Cashback Card via this link.


Topshop Short Sleeve Scallop T-Shirt

You can’t go wrong with a white t-shirt as one of your essential holiday tops. Try this one with your 5% cashback card at Topshop.

Keep the classic theme running with this long bell sleeved tailored shirt (pictured below) in Ivory.

Get 5% cashback on Topshop on all purchases when you use your Health Service Discounts Cashback Card via this link.


Topshop Ivory Self-Stripe Shirt

Versatile pieces like this will give you plenty of variety and ultra light packing! This shirt is timeless but it comes with some stand out features (those sleeves) to get heads turning.

With some clever choices such as this you can always squeeze a few extra vests and tees in too.

Get 5% cashback on Topshop on all purchases when you use your Health Service Discounts Cashback Card via this link.


Paul Costelloe Grey & Brown Hardshell Spinner Suitcase

Girls on tour need a bag on wheels and this Paul Costelloe Grey & Brown Hardshell Spinner Suitcase should you need to give the world a twirl.

TK Maxx is the best place to find high end brand luggage at a fraction of the cost.

The stats on the Medium version of this Hardshell Spinner Suitcase suitcase are just right for a short trip measuring in at H: 66cm W: 43cm D: 24cm. Make sure you check your baggage allowance and suitcase sizes with your airline before you travel.

Enjoy their summer clearance via this link and get packing!

Enjoy up to 80% at TK Maxx Clearance via this link on a huge range of products.

Remember to tell your friends that Health Service Discounts is completely free to join. Sign up today here.



Top 5 NHS Discounts for August

The team have been searching our abundance of deals to bring you the Top 5 NHS discounts for August. What a month it’s going to be for you!

We have 20% off advanced off-peak fares on Virgin trains West Coast Mainline. This means you can travel from Glasgow to London and many destinations in between with a big discount.

As you pull out of the train station, keep that flashing vertical stripe of sunlight out of your eyes with 20% off Rayban sunglasses.

The only question is where are you going to take yourself away to?

Why not take a trip to a Luxury Woodland Lodge with a hot tub? Sounds like a good idea to us – especially with up to 10% off. Unwind with the family, in a couple or with a group of friends.

Then dry off and glam up with massive savings on Babyliss haircare for him and her. Beautiful!

Here’s the discounts and the details to give your August all the feels…


Virgin Trains – 20% off advance off-peak fares until 31st August


Virgin Trains NHS Discount

The Great British railway never looked so good – we have 20% off advance off-peak fares for NHS staff. Hop on baby!

Reserve your next journey up to 24 weeks in advance and witness the Virgin West Coast Main Line from the highlands to the big smoke.

This is one hot ticket and here’s your connection to the link.


Ray Ban – Exclusive 20% NHS discount


RayBan NHS Discount

In the city, at a music festival or on a plane to some far flung and well-deserved escape – Ray Ban aviators are the classic, cool and iconic accessory to go with all of your outfits.

The collection of sunglasses is huge and comes in a range of different styles, shapes, tints and mirrors.

Ray Bans are an investment piece and a wardrobe staple that pay off through their versatile, practical cool – not to mention the essential protection they provide from harmful UV rays.

Shine a light – here’s the link to the discount.


Luxury Woodland Lodges – up to 10% off NHS discount


Forest Holidays NHS Discount

What do you fancy? A romantic getaway, a family adventure to the great outdoors, or a pet friendly break? Whatever your situation we’ve got you sorted.

Hot tubs, adventure holidays, walking, cycling and hiking all based on Forestry Commissioned land around the UK.

Will you choose Thorpe, Blackwood or Sherwood Forest (amongst many more)?

No need to rob from the rich – here’s the discount link for up to 10% off with an NHS discount.


BaByliss professional hair care – exclusive 20% NHS discount


Babyliss NHS Discount

Trim that beard and tong those tresses with BaByliss professional haircare.

You’ll find a wide range of products for all hair types and looks; crimp and wave, curl and blow or get yourself the ultimate crew cut with a hair clipper.

Here comes the style hack – your link to an exclusive 20% NHS discount with free standard UK delivery and no minimum spend.


Policy Expert – Combined Home Insurance & £120 M&S or gift card

Policy Expert NHS Discount

Home is where the heart is, and we want to keep the kind heart of our NHS workers safe.

We’ve teamed up with the UK’s number 1 rated home insurance provider to bring you combined home insurance.

Policy Expert are here to bring you Home Insurance plus Home Emergency plus Legal Assistance, and switching is potentially going to bring you a substantial saving – it has for 92% of their customers so far.

Find out how much this could be worth to you at the discount link here.

Remember to tell your friends that membership is always free to NHS workers, sign up by clicking on the banner below.


free membership for NHS discounts