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December Movies: What To Watch At The Cinema

After a long week at work, being able to leave your stresses at the door and embrace the magic of the big screen is incredible. Whether you plan on catching an old festive favourite or something new and exciting, the December cinema lineup is fantastic this month, so why not treat yourself and your loved ones to a trip to the cinema? To help you find the perfect film, we have listed the best films coming to the cinema this…

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Christmas Lifestyle

The Best Tech This Christmas – NHS Discount

Whether you are searching for the latest must-have gadgets or traditional tech staples, we have got you covered. We have listed some of the hottest and most in-demand pieces of technology that are sure to be top of many wish lists. Fitbit Track your fitness and stay healthy going into the new year with the new and updated Fitbit Versa 2. Monitor your steps, heart rate, calorie intake and more and even monitor your sleep with sophisticated technology that gives…

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Unique Ways To Celebrate Halloween

October is in full swing, and that means Halloween is right around the corner. Halloween is a great way to spend quality time with loved ones, but finding the right activity can be challenging. Not only do we offer the best NHS Discounts, but here at Health Service Discounts, we want you to spend quality time with your family and enjoy the little moments – after all, spending time with your loved ones is extremely important To help you celebrate the…

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Fashion Lifestyle

October Must Haves – Upgrade Your Wardrobe.

October is right around the corner, and now that the weather is beginning to change and the nights get darker, now is the perfect time to upgrade your wardrobe. Whether you are looking for some comfortable casualwear, new shoes, or some October inspired accessories, we have listed some fashion must-haves (for men and women) below. ASOS ASOS Design Curve Halloween Casper Oversized Longsleeve Shirt – £22.00 With October right around the corner, this crew neck, graphic print, oversized shirt is…

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9 Tips for Getting Better Sleep As An NHS Night Shift Staff Member

NHS Night Shift

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 the NHS night shift 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. In return, this can lead to various issues. Working at night or irregular shifts can…

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Summer Activities for Kids

Are you looking for some summer activities for kids to keep them entertained? Keeping the kids entertained during the summer holidays can be stressful, and in some cases, expensive, but it doesn’t have to be that way. We have collected a handful of toys, gadgets, and day out ideas that can help keep the kids entertained all summer long.  Lean into your kid’s interests Every kid has an interest or hobby, so why not create some time this summer to…

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What’s New To Netflix in June

It’s officially June, which means many new titles are coming to Netflix this month to keep you entertained. We all know that Netflix is home to the hottest content, but sometimes it’s hard to filter through all the shiny new TV Shows and Movies. To help you out, we’ve done the hard work and listed the hottest titles you should be watching. Before we get started, did you know that as a valued Health Service Discounts member, you can get…

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The Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Father’s Day is right around the corner, so why not treat your loved ones to the things they love? Although your Dad may say he doesn’t want anything or that he is happy with another pair of slippers, you know an incredible gift would make his day. Why not show your loved one how much they mean this father’s day with a perfect gift?  We have rounded up some of the best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of parental…

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How Can Nature Improve Your Mental Health? Tips for NHS workers

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place between the 10th and 16th of May, and this year’s theme is all about nature & the environment. After being locked indoors for the best part of a year, nature is an excellent theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  Over the last year, the pandemic has affected millions of us in unpredictable ways. We have not been able to visit our loved ones, get outside and enjoy life like we usually would.…

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Apps & Subscriptions Services To Keep NHS Workers Organised

Maintaining a healthy balance between our personal and professional life can be a struggle. More often than not, we can get overwhelmed with responsibilities that we become mentally exhausted. After a long day at work, many of us forget to hoover or make time for ourselves. So how can we combat this? Technology! Did you know that Apps and Subscriptions are a great way to help keep you on track, organised and maintain a healthy work-life balance? There are hundreds…

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Get Into Gardening This Spring With Our Tips & Tricks

As the national lockdown restrictions begin to lift, you might be looking to the future to try and find a new hobby that will get you outside so you can enjoy the fresh air and socialise? Or, perhaps you are looking for a hobby you can do as a personal project to occupy your time? Either way, why not jump into the world of gardening? Gardening can be a social or individual hobby (or a bit of both), and Spring…

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Top 10 Spring Cleaning Tips

Why not get your house into tip-top shape this Spring? We have found the best cleaning hacks to save you time when it comes to the nitty-gritty jobs you have been secretly avoiding. A spring clean not only helps wellness by keeping your home environment clean, but it also helps to get you summer-ready with a fresh start to the next half of the year. 1. Make your microwave sparkle Want to make your microwave gleam (or mee-crow-wah-vay if you…

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Stress Awareness Month: Tips for NHS workers

Millions of people around the UK are experiencing high levels of stress every day without knowing the impact it can have on their health and well-being. Experiencing stress, especially over prolonged periods, can severely affect your physical and psychological health. That is why it is essential to take care of yourself and find ways to destress and relax.  What are the effects of stress? In many cases, stress is often caused by big changes, times of uncertainty, and lots of…

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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, especially within the past year. Although the responsibilities 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…

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The Ultimate Guide to Better Sleep

Do you struggle to sleep? We’re here to help! We’ve got some simple tips to help you get a good night’s rest and be more productive the next day. We know that in the NHS, there’s no time to rest! When you work long hours, you must get a good night’s rest before tackling your next shift. Not getting enough sleep can affect your mental and physical health. A lack of sleep reduces your energy, productivity and even can affect…

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Pancakes Worth Waking Up For

One of the best days of the year is approaching! We’re talking about Pancake day obviously, or should we call it Pancake Week seeing as you buy enough ingredients to last you all week. Each year, the pancake game gets stronger, from different types of pancakes, shapes, ingredients, to the toppings on top, there is so much to choose from! We are here to help you out and have listed some of our favourite pancake recipes. Pancake Day Ideas Which…

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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day At Home

We know it can be a little difficult in the current circumstances to be feeling the love. From not being able to book a romantic meal, enjoy a day out or even see partners and friends in person. We wouldn’t blame you for giving Valentine’s Day a miss this year. Luckily we’re feeling the love this year, and are here to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day at home, with some nifty ideas to get the romance going and some amazing…

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Keeping Active During Winter Lockdown

It’s official, we are all back into lockdown, just as we are said we would join the gym and start dieting. We all thought summer lockdown was bad but at least we got to sit out in the sun and do garden workouts whereas this time it’s cold, wet and gloomy. However, as much as it makes you want to sit in bed all day, binge-watching Netflix with comfort food, it is so important that you find at least 30…

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Dealing with Stress in the NHS

Stress tends to come hand-in-hand with high pressured jobs, and the NHS is no exception. Long hours, varying shift patterns, constant pressure to perform at your best – it can really take its toll. However, right now the NHS is under a mass amount of pressure due to COVID. The NHS workers are feeling it the most, with more demand, longer hours than normal, working in full PPE, it is all mounting up to more and more stress. NHS England…

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Halloween At Home

This year has certainly had more tricks than treats but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Halloween at home, with plenty to keep you entertained and occupied, as well as some scarily good discounts for you to take advantage of. Spooky Snacks Halloween is the time of year to satisfy your sweet tooth, from candied treats to home bakes, you can really let your creativity run wild with the scary and delicious creations you can make. Look to bake something…

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The Fragrance Shop – Indulge In Something New

Where To Buy Perfume Looking to indulge in something new? Whether it’s a new perfume or a favourite aftershave you can find and discover your favourite fragrances online or instore at The Fragrance Shop. As the UK’s largest independent retailer of fragrances you can browse perfumes, aftershaves and beauty products from the biggest designer names, including Dior, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Best Sellers Some fragrances are ever lasting. Check out some of the best selling fragrances so…

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Online Support Hubs and Apps

If you are struggling to free yourself from work in these difficult times, the NHS is here to try and help you keep calm and relax. There is a number of free apps available for NHS staff to download and help you switch off. Liberate Meditation An app that offers culturally sensitive and diverse meditations that have been curated by the BME community. The app aims to help reduce anxiety, stress and mainly to help you get a goodnight rest.…

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Key Benefits of Online Shopping

In these out of the ordinary times that we are all coming to terms to live with, we all want to feel as safe as we can. When it comes to shopping, there’s a lot of things that are out of our hands to help keep us safe. We can’t control everything people may have touched, we can’t control how close people stand next to us. The times of shopping at your own comfort are long gone from queuing the…

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