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Best NHS Discounts for June

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This month we’ve handpicked 10 of the best NHS discounts available this June, just for NHS Staff. Including some massive savings on fashion and some extra help when it comes to online shopping and buying the essentials. Check out some of the best NHS offers below: Looking for some extra support? We’re here to help where we can, why not check out or NHS support page with even more offers, as well as advice and features from some…

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NHS Discounts List (June Update)

We’ve updated our huge A-Z NHS discounts list To everyone in the health service right now, front line, volunteers and back office, thank you. We’re getting through this time together and although it’s not over yet, it’s important to remember the light at the end of the tunnel and through your incredible work we get a little closer each day. We’ve been working closely with our partners to bring you the best NHS discounts on brands you…

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Lifestyle

Give Yourself A Better Nights Sleep

In what are currently uncertain times, you may find yourself struggling to get the rest you need. From long days at work keeping people safe, to rising anxiety and stress, there are many different factors that can contribute to a poor night’s sleep, which is essential not only for your physical health, but your mental health too. But what can you do to improve your sleep and aid rest? Check out these quick tips to get started:…

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Keeping Fit At Home

Life isn’t quite what it used to be at the moment and we’ve all had to change our routines to help stay safe and support each other in what are difficult times. Trying to recover that feeling of normality is hard, but there are some things you can adapt to not only bring about some normality, but to help you stay fit and healthy, even at home. Home workouts are an excellent way of keeping healthy, both…

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Protecting Yourself Online

In today’s age, staying safe online is extremely important. With increased security threats and concerns surrounding personal data being leaked, stolen and misused, ensuring you are best placed to be safe online should be a priority. When surfing online, sites typically have their own security to ensure you are safe when accessing them and this can be seen via a small lock symbol within your URL bar. This identifies that the connection is secure and that the…

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How To Maintain Your Garden – National Gardening Week

There doesn’t seem to be a better time to celebrate National Gardening Week than when you are at home and looking to stay active, positive and occupied during what is an uncertain time. Even in dark times, your garden can be an escape, a place of tranquility and where you go to relax when things begin to get a little too much. Gardening is known to be therapeutic too so what better way to take your mind…

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How To Stay Safe Online

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, cases of online scamming have risen dramatically, costing people money and personal information, resulting in millions of pounds being claimed by criminals through a variety of online scams. This means that users must be more vigilant than ever when accessing online information, especially emails, passwords and personal information. The increase in online fraud since the pandemic has meant a rise in attempts by criminals to hack and steal online information through different…

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Fashion Deals To Not Miss Out On

Planning ahead is always important, and that goes for fashion too. Times may be a little uncertain at the moment, but one thing is certain, and that’s you’ll be needing a new wardrobe and a refresh after all the chaos has passed. That’s why we’ve collected some exclusive offers on the latest fashion just for our members. Whether it’s relaxing at home, or planning ahead for future events, there’s no time like the present to find that…

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NHS Stories From The Front Line

When times are tough and pressure begins to mount, it’s important to remember those who dedicate their time and effort into helping others and those in need. Here’s to you, through the long shifts, the many coffees, the early morning and the late nights, you’re always there to help and no thank you will ever seem enough for the amazing work that you and the rest of those working in healthcare, in all roles, do to help…

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Managing Anxiety Under Pressure

In times like these it’s important to remain calm amongst the pressure of what is happening around us, and help support one another, especially those dedicating their time to helping others. Anxiety and stress can build up and not knowing where to turn or how situations will play out is a daunting prospect, but you’re not alone. Every in some way shape or form is feeling at least a little anxious about the current state of affairs,…

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Don’t Fear The Smear – National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

To help raise awareness of National Ovarian Cancer Month, we’re encouraging women to be a little less fearful when it comes to getting checked out and booking an appointment to have a smear test. Did you know? Over 7,000 women each year are diagnosed with ovarian cancer Over 4,000 women lose their lives each year When a woman is diagnosed at the earliest stage, her chance of surviving ovarian cancer for 5 years or more doubles. A…

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How Can NHS Staff Deal With The Night Shift

Whether you’re a newbie or experienced, working the night shift can often prove to be difficult. Although the responsabilites don’t differ from day to night, the night shift does require you to make some quite significant adjustments to your own personal routine as well as new challenges presenting themselves. Night shifts do vary, with many typically starting at 11pm and finishing at 7am, but we know that an 8 hour day is often a luxury and in…

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Travel

How To Use Your Cashback Card Abroad

Your Health Service Discounts Cashback Card isn’t only for use at home, when travelling on holidays abroad you’ll be able to use your card like you would any other travel money card. Use it wherever the Visa Acceptance Mark is displayed (which is generally most places – but you can always double check to make sure). Remember: As with most payment cards, there is a 2.5% foreign exchange fee which will apply to every purchase and you…

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Can I Get NHS Discount with Avanti West Coast?

West Coast rail travel has seen Avanti West Coast take over from Virgin Trains as the operator now running the line, with a range of improvements set to take place for passengers over the coming years. With the change, questions have arisen over current booked tickets, planned trips and what changes will be made to the service to improve upon its predecessor. As well as whether or not your NHS Discount is still applicable to Avanti West…

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Healthy Heart Tips

This heart month, we’re encouraging you to look after yourself and your heart. Whether you’re making small steps to lead a healthier lifestyle or looking to avoid potential risk later down the line, there’s plenty of ways you can improve your heart’s health. Heart disease & cardiovascular disease is extremely common and can come in many forms including a Heart Attack, Angina, Coronary Heart Disease and Heart failure. CVD is the world’s number one killer according to…

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Which Restaurants Offer NHS Discount?

Love eating out? Did you know NHS Staff can get discounts and savings at top restaurants, meaning you can spend less time worrying about the bill and more time enjoying yourself. Whether it’s an after work meal or a special occasion such as a birthday treat, why not dine out somewhere you know you’ll love and also make big savings! Trying to find that work/life balance can be hard, we understand, that’s why we’re here to help.…

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Mental Health In The NHS

“Mental Health Is The Main Cause Of Sick Days For NHS Staff” It’s a pretty damning statement about how much of an effect your mental health can have not only on your personal life, but your work life. In aid of Time To Talk Day, we want to raise awareness of mental health in the workplace, particularly among NHS staff and encourage more people to talk and be more open with how they are feeling. We spoke…

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Travel Essentials You Need To Pack

Travelling this year? There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling that you’ve forgotten to pack something when you’re halfway to the airport or worse, already up in the air, only to realise there was nothing to worry about and that once missing item is packed safely away. But just to make sure you’re prepared, no matter where you’re travelling too it’s always good to ensure a few essentials are included. Check out our travel essentials list below:…

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Money Saving Tips

Do You Need Homecover?

When it comes to owning a home, it’s always best to prepare for potential disasters. We’re talking a broken down boiler in the middle of winter, a burst pipe that floods your flooring and dodgy electrics that leave you in the dark. Although you can’t always prevent these kinds of problems from happening, you can protect your property (and your bank balance) by taking out home emergency cover. Define cover – is it home insurance? Yes, by…

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How Does Cashback Work?

How Does Cashback Work?

What Is Cashback? With cashback, you’ll get a percentage of what you spend at select retailers back into your account. It’s as simple and straightforward as it sounds. It’s an easy way to save even more on your everyday essentials, from weekly shopping at your supermarket to meals out and department stores. What Does Cashback Mean? Cashback means exactly what you think it does. You get cash back, simple right? That’s the way we want to keep it,…

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The Best New Year Travel Deals For NHS Staff

Are you already planning your holiday for the year? Whether it’s somewhere completely new or a favourite destination that you keep returning too, don’t miss out on some fantastic savings with some of the best travel deals for NHS staff. If you’re still stuck for some travel inspiration, check out our New Year destinations and see where is popular this year. Are some of them on your wishlist? Check out even more savings and discounts with our…

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How NHS Staff Can Save More With E-Vouchers

Did you know, you can now buy and get instant access to even more gift vouchers than ever before? As a member of Health Service Discounts, you can save up to 15% at top retailers, both in-store and online! They can be used like cash to save you even more on your purchases, letting you easily shop with virtually no restrictions, and to make the most of your savings, you can even use them in conjunction with…

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New Year Destinations

Are you already dreaming of your next holiday? With so many destinations to visit, it almost seems impossible to narrow it down and choose where to travel to next. 2020 is your opportunity to experience somewhere new, with more and more places being easy to travel too, there’s no excuse not to mix it up and try somewhere different in the new year. Georgia Famous for it’s Black Sea beaches and stunning scenery, Georgia is an emerging…

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