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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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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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Butlin’s Live Music Weekends 2020

Fancy an adult weekend listening to some great live music? Then a Butlin’s Live Music Weekend might be the perfect getaway, where you can relax, have fun and enjoy some top live music. Hosted throughout 2020 at all three Butlin’s resorts, Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness, Butlin’s Live Music Weekends offer three-night weekenders that cater for all musical tastes. Whether you enjoy the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s or 2000s, Pop, Rock, Disco, Soul or Northern Soul, Brit…

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The Best Tech This Christmas

From the latest gadget must haves to the traditional tech staples, this Christmas check out 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. Monitor your steps, heart rate, calorie intake and more and even monitor your sleep with sophisticated technology that gives you accurate measurements of…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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NHS Discount List for Fitness

We have all the fitness gains to your muscle pain.  Whether you’re just starting out or well into the swings of things, boost your motivation by making a saving. We have a variety of fitness discounts across gym memberships, healthy food, sports clothing and beauty. We’ll ensure we have the best discounts available to keep you reaching your goal. Click on the retailer or brand to see the current discounts on our website. Gym memberships DW Fitness…

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Should You Ditch Sweaty Gyms for an Outdoor Workout?

Bored of the sight of the gym? We get it, the gym can become a place of dread when you’re doing the same workouts day in day out. To get your motivation back why not mix things up and try an outdoor workout? There are tons of benefits to exercising outdoors and incorporating one outdoor workout into your weekly routine can boost your well-being. So, what are you waiting for?! If you’re ready to get started and want…

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Top 5 NHS Discounts for Fitness Fanatics

We know how hard it can be to gather the courage to take on a healthy lifestyle. Our Fitness discounts will hopefully give you the encouragement you have been looking for… After all, it’s the perfect time to start your fitness journey if you want to show off that Summer body. Pure Gym The only way you’re going to achieve your goals is by stopping with the excuses and getting down to the gym. Pure Gym have…

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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…

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