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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, which once again…

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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 recent study discovered…

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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 the world health…

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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 to a staff…

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How much do you know about these Christmas Facts?

Fancy yourself as a Christmas know-it-all? Take our ultimate Christmas facts quiz and let us know in the comments below your score to see if you’re the best at Christmas! Simply scroll to each question and select the right answer! Can you get 100% ? Create your own user feedback survey Do you work in healthcare? Are you part of the NHS or private sector? You can get hundreds of discounts on leading brands just by signing up for free…

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The Christmas Health Quiz

Big fat quiz of the year? More like big fat Health quiz of the year! Test your knowledge to see how much you know about these health & hazard facts at Christmas time. Create your own user feedback survey How did you get on? Let us know in the comments below and share your score on our social post and see if you come out on top as the ultimate know-it-all! Remember to sign up for free to Health Service…

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How To Survive Winter Traffic

There’s nothing worse than a delayed journey because of the snow, or being delayed because you’ve spent the last 20 minutes de-icing your car, it’s cold, early and frankly we’d all rather be back in bed. It happens every year, we know what’s coming and yet it always seems like we’re unprepared and before you know it, you’re frantically trying to defrost your rear window in a bid to get to work on time. That’s why it’s extra important that…

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The Health Service Discounts Gift Guide For Her

Looking to treat her to something special this Christmas? It can be hard figuring out what’s the perfect gift to get, which is why we’ve painstakingly found some of the best giftspiration to help you in selecting the perfect Christmas gift for her. Whether it’s to pamper and praise or something a little different, check out some of our gift ideas below. Pandora Reflexions Family Tree Gift Set Give her the gift of luxury jewellery this Christmas with the Reflexions…

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Top 15 Toys for Christmas 2019

Make Christmas one to remember with the hottest toys direct from Santa’s sleigh and make your little one’s dreams come true. With so many new toys being released at this time of year, it’s hard to know what’s going to keep them occupied and what’s going tossed aside until the next present comes along. We’ve put together a list of the top 15 toys available this Christmas. Remember you can save even more on your gifts this Christmas when you…

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Why choose the iPhone 11?

iPhone Features and specs

The iPhone 11 is finally here and after months of anticipation it’s your chance to get your hands on the latest flagship phone from Apple. But what’s all the fuss about? There’s more than meets the eye with the iPhone 11. We’re here to give you the rundown on everything iPhone, from the best exclusive deals for Health Service Discounts members to breakdowns of the newest features and some other information you didn’t know you needed. What’s New With the…

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Takeaways – What’s Not To Love

Takeaways What's Not To Love - Health Service Discounts

Can’t be bothered cooking after a long shift? We know the feeling. It’s much easier picking up the phone and ordering a takeaway. We all know it’s a little wrong but let someone else do the cooking, put your feet up and just relax. Whether it’s a way to end the working week or something for you to indulge in after a stressful day, the occasional takeaway may be the perfect treat. Especially when you can save money on them!…

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Family Days Out In Manchester

Looking for something to do in Manchester? Whether you’re looking to occupy the kids for a few hours, make the most of the weather, or just after something fun to do, there’s plenty of things to do in Manchester. National Football Museum Journey into one of the UK’s biggest footballing cities and discover the history of the beautiful game up close at the National Football Museum. With free entry for City of Manchester locals and low-priced tickets for families, it…

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Is a healthy sex life the key to happiness?

Happiness and wellbeing are very important for good mental health and according to a recent survey, 63% of Brits aged 18 and over say sex is a key ingredient to their overall happiness, while a quarter say it improves their mental health. The global study, carried out by Lovehoney, involved 3,000 people across the UK, US and Australia and the UK findings show that the majority of Brits do believe that sex and happiness are intrinsically linked, and sex plays…

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Bake a Difference – Raise Your Whisks!

Cavell Nurses Trust is urging nursing professionals to raise their whisks and ‘bake a difference’ for colleagues suffering hardship this May. Last year, around 3,300 nursing professionals sought help from Cavell Nurses’ Trust, the charity providing life-changing support for nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants facing severe difficulties. On average, that’s more than 60 every week, or 9 nursing professionals searching for vital help, every day. Many face worries of financial insecurity, mental health problems, homelessness and situations of domestic abuse.…

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Make a Christmas Wish

Make a Christmas Wish Our nearest star is 4.24 light years away. When we make a wish, we’re wishing on that impossible distance. This Christmas we’re bringing the stars a little bit closer. We are inviting our members to Make A Christmas Wish.   The universe is calling all Carers, NHS and Health Care Workers everywhere to help us defy the laws of physics. It isn’t often that we get to reach beyond our blue office chairs and into that…

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Help Nurses in Need

Our healthcare workers push themselves the extra mile – it’s the reason we exist. We want to help nurses in need and we need you! They might be our heroes but we also know that healthcare workers are only human and sometimes they need support. That’s why we, the Health Service Discounts team, are going the extra mile uphill to conquer Snowden – the highest mountain in Wales – for Cavell Nurses’ Trust. For 4 years we have been supporting Cavell Nurses’…

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BBQ Recipe: Blue Cheese Al Fresco Burger

We’re here to set your al fresco party aflame with this mouth-watering BBQ recipe: The Blue Cheese Beef, Veggie or Vegan Burger, and it’s bursting with flavour! What better way to enjoy this glorious summer and bring the whole family together. Here’s how to up your grill game and cash in on our amazing discount offers with leading supermarkets…   Blue Cheese Al Fresco Burger Meat option   If the way to the heart is through the stomach then this…

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5 Tips to Help Carers Prevent Back Pain

Back pain hurts. It can make you feel very uncomfortable and serious affect your day-to-daylife, especially when you have a physically demanding job. Back pain is a huge problem within healthcare and is one of the main reasons for most work-related absences in the UK. There are ways that you can help yourself and take care of your back a bit better in the workplace. ease your back problems and allow you to get on with your extraordinary job. Appropriate…

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10 Amazing Products Every Healthcare Worker Needs in Their Life

Every healthcare worker needs something to make them smile during their shift. Whether that is something that makes your shift easier or a fun gimmick that can make you and your co-workers smile throughout the day. We’ve searched the web for amazing products that every healthcare worker needs. Emergency Take a Break Lunch Box This lunch box is a perfect product that will make you smile on those long shifts. If your having a really stressful time and don’t have…

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Health Service Discounts Give a Helping Hand to a Healthcare Hero

We saw the recent news story in The Sun newspaper this week about an NHS worker who was hit with a large fine for overstaying in a car park after helping a man who had collapsed, and we decided that we wanted to help. Margaret Kidson, who works at a health centre in south east London, received a £100 car parking fine for running over by 11 minutes, as a result of helping a man who had collapsed from an…

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4 Christmas Baking Recipes That Will Put You in the Festive Spirit

Are you and your colleagues bummed out about working over Christmas? No need to stress these cute Christmas baking recipes will brighten the mood in seconds. If you can’t go home for Christmas, then bring Christmas to work. Here’s how you can turn a normal workday Christmassy with festive treats. Click on the envelope to see the ingredients lists. Santa Hat cupcake What’s more festive than Santa? Nothing! Turn cupcakes into cute little Santa hats that will bring a smile to anyone’s face.…

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The Ultimate Christmas Playlist to Get You Through Your Shift

What better way to get in the festive spirit than having a dance to all your favourite Christmas songs. Everyone needs a boost during their shift, especially around Christmas time. That’s why we’ve decided to put together our Ultimate Christmas Songs playlist! From upbeat festive tunes to heartfelt classics, our playlist has everything you could ask for. So, if you’re in need of a festive boost, turn up the volume and To give you a taster, check our our Top 5 below: 5.…

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6 Amazing Health & Fitness Discounts for NHS & Healthcare Staff

Keeping fit and healthy can sometimes be quite expensive. Looking out for health and fitness discounts can help to keep the costs down, so you can focus on achieving your goals without worrying about how you’ll afford to keep it up. Clothing, gym memberships, supplements, new trainers – the price soon adds up and you end up investing in your new fitness regime a bit more than you would have liked to. Whether you’re just starting on your fitness journey,…

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