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Andy Fullard

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Can Non-NHS Staff Benefit from Using Health Service Discounts?

We’ve provided discounts to NHS workers since 2001, helping staff make some great savings on their purchases. But recently, we’ve been able to open our discount scheme up to non-NHS staff so that they can benefit from our offers too. We’re delighted about this because all healthcare workers do an amazing job, regardless of their role and the organisation that they work for. It’s our little way of saying thank you for doing such a great job and looking after the…

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5 Hottest NHS Discounts You Don’t Want to Miss This January

Christmas now seems like a distant memory and the New Year is well and truly in full swing. If you’ve been hit with a dose of the January blues, don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ve started 2018 with a bang and have secured the best discounts from the biggest brands around to help you through this tough month. PureGym – Low-cost gym memberships New year, new me? There’s no better time to get a discount on a gym membership.…

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Top 4 ways you can save on food and drink this Christmas

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It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas; especially when it comes to food and drink. It’s easy to go overboard shopping for food and drink this time of year but it can be cheaper than you think to feed your family at Christmas. With a bit of thought and planning, you’ll be able to get everything that you need and have plenty left to get a cheeky extra bottle of sherry. So, grab a pen and start planning…

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Who needs the latest phone? Here’s why the sensible money is being spent on iPhone 7

Are you ready to upgrade your phone but struggling to decide which one to get? I’ll be honest, it’s a tough decision, not least because of the expense. iPhone 8, iPhone X and Google’s Pixel 2 have launched recently but with their pretty chunky price tags, you ask yourself “is it really worth it?” You might even be considering sticking with the phone you’ve got. After all, you can still see through that cracked screen and the buttons still work……

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Black Friday Week – We’re Going All Out This Year

Do you fancy winning thousands of £££’s worth of prizes every single day throughout Black Friday Week? Then you’re in luck! Here at Health Service Discounts, we’re excited to announce the big Black Friday Week Giveaway with thousands of pounds worth of prizes up for grabs. Here’s how you can be in with a chance of winning… How does the Black Friday Giveaway work? Every day next week, we’ll be giving you the chance to enter our daily prize giveaway. Details of every…

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HUGE Week of Prize Giveaways Coming Your Way!

We’re bursting with excitement here at Health Service Discounts because we have a huge week of giveaways coming your way this Black Friday. The run up to Christmas is always a crazy time of year and we’ve been very busy securing the best discounts and deals for our members. But this year, we’re going even BIGGER than ever before! You work really hard throughout the year looking after our nation’s health. As a small thank you, we want to reward…

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A Healthcare Provider’s Guide To Keep Your Hands Soft and Healthy

Studies show that healthcare workers have a much higher prevalence of dry skin and hand eczema than any other profession. Cracked or tough skin can be uncomfortable and unsightly, and when it’s your hands it’s hard to hide. But fear not, the experts at Hello Skin are giving you the best advice and top tips on how to keep your hands looking and feeling soft and lovely. As a healthcare provider, your hands are exposed to several stress factors that…

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10 Winter Wardrobe Essentials You Need in Your Life

Temperatures are quickly starting to drop, and icy winds are creeping in, which can only mean one thing; it’s time to treat yourself to a new winter wardrobe. Wrapping up to combat the cold doesn’t have to be frumpy jumpers and Nanna’s knitted scarfs. Autumn/winter fashion gets cooler every year (excuse the pun!), as brands stock up on trendy new styles to help you stand out from the crowd. We’ve picked our 10 favourite winter wardrobe essentials that we think…

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Is the New iPhone X Worth the Huge Price Tag?

The iPhone X lands for pre-order in the UK on the 27th October and is Apple’s latest landmark release, launched to mark the 10th anniversary of the original iPhone. It certainly looks fantastic. It has a sleek ‘all-glass’ design and a 5.8-inch Super Retina display. It’s packed with loads of new features like wireless charging, an improved rear camera w ith dual optical image stabilisation, and innovative Face ID. How much does the iPhone X cost? As you can expect, it’s…

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5 Hottest Discounts for NHS & Healthcare Staff this October

Autumn is here which means the holiday season is over, leaving us faced with shorter evenings, dark mornings and cold weather. It’s not all doom and gloom though! We’ve got the latest offers just for you, so make this month a little easier by bagging yourself a bargain. With Christmas just around the corner, our newest discounts will allow you to prepare with peace of mind, rather than worry about that dreaded end of the month bank statement. Check out…

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Top Tips for Optimising Your Sleep to Achieve Maximum Performance

Peak performance in any area of our lives comes only from the right preparation. So often we focus on lifestyle elements such as nutrition and exercise to help us perform during the day, but we often neglect our body’s physical and mental need to rest and recover through sleep. Sleep experts This Works give their top tips for optimising your sleep to achieve maximum performance. How much sleep should I be getting? The essential point is not how many hours…

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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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Why You Should Book Your Dream Summer Holiday Early

Should you book your next summer holiday early to get the best deal, or should you hold out until the last minute? This is a question that’s asked every year, as savvy holiday-makers scour the internet for the best offers. There are benefits to both, but the answer really depends on your own circumstances. If you have the flexibility to book your summer holiday at the last-minute and you’re not too bothered on the destination, you should be able to get…

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5 Hottest Discounts for NHS & Healthcare Staff This September

Summer has flown by far too quickly and as the holiday tans start to fade and the kids go back to school, we’re left with a dose of the summer blues and worrying bank balances. Never fear, we’ve picked out our best, new discounts to help ease the pain and save you some money on your purchases. These are our 5 Hottest Discounts for NHS & Healthcare Staff This September: Hotpoint Looking for new home appliances? You can make a…

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Second Hand Book Sites for Healthcare Students

Buying text books for your university course can be pretty expensive to say the least. If you’re lucky you might be able to grab a copy from the library but these are like gold dust and tend to have a backlog of people reserving them. Never fear, you don’t have to spend a fortune on brand new books. There are plenty of ways to pick up second-hand books for your healthcare course. Facebook groups If you’ve joined any Facebook groups…

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20 Top Tips to Make You a Better Healthcare Student

Healthcare students, you’ve chosen a career path that will help so many people, save lives and make a real difference every single day – good for you! A career in healthcare isn’t for the faint-hearted and it can certainly be overwhelming at times. But don’t worry. Take a deep breath. You’ve got this! We asked our faithful army of experienced healthcare staff on Facebook for some pearls of wisdom to help you get off to a flying start in your…

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Celebrating the Unsung Healthcare Heroes – Week 1

There are so many people who are unsung healthcare heroes, the roles that fly completely under the radar but without them everything would fall apart. Like most people who work in healthcare, they don’t do it for praise and rewards, they do it because they love it. That being said, a little bit of appreciation can go a long way. So, as of today, we want to spread some happiness and celebrate the amazing, hardworking roles within healthcare that don’t…

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Beat the Energy Price Rise in the NHS Energy Switch

If you haven’t already heard, British Gas are set to increase their electricity prices by 12.5% from 15th September and it will affect 3.1 million customers. The annual dual-fuel bill for a typical household on British Gas’s standard variable tariff will rise by 7.3%, meaning customers will typically pay £75 more per year for their gas and electricity. But you don’t have to worry because, as always, Health Service Discounts have got your back! How can I avoid price rises and…

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5 Hottest Discounts for NHS & Healthcare Staff this August

August is a busy month for most people, especially if you’re a parent with the kids off school. The endless activities, treats and days out can soon weigh heavy on your bank balance. You may not always remember to look for the cheapest deals or discounts before you buy something online, but there are some cracking deals available to NHS and healthcare staff to save you some money. To give you a helping hand, we’ve put together a list of…

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3 Reasons to Switch Your Energy TODAY Before it’s Too Late!

Quick, time is running out for you to dump your hefty energy tariffs and replace them with much cheaper ones! Putting the correct steps in place now could save you a fortune over the colder months, leaving you with more spare cash to spend on something more exciting than energy bills. With the cost of energy increasing you could be forgiven for thinking there’s no point in changing your energy provider as you could end up paying more regardless. Well,…

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6 Fabulous Reasons to Choose an Amazing Cottage Break

If you’re thinking about ditching a holiday abroad in favour of a staycation this year but you’re not too sure what to do, a cottage break could be the answer. Cottage breaks continue to surge in popularity and it’s very easy to understand why. Peace, tranquility, romance, the outdoors and a couple of chilled glasses of Prosecco in a hot tub – a cottage break has it all. So, before you start trawling through different websites trying to find a…

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Happy Birthday NHS – 69 Years Old

Happy birthday NHS! The NHS is 69 years young today and as people up and down the country celebrates its magnificent existence, we wanted to share a few of the reasons why the NHS is great. 1) The Amazing Staff It wouldn’t be possible to run a 7-day NHS, caring for millions of people day-in-day-out without the hard work and dedication of its staff. Despite all the adversity that’s thrown at them: poor pay, bursary cuts, hospital parking fines and…

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The 5 Hottest Discounts for NHS & Healthcare Staff this July

As always, we’ve been crazy-busy working hard to secure the hottest new discounts for NHS staff this summer. This time of year can be expensive with summer holidays, weddings to attend and plenty of beer gardens to sample! It’s always helpful to save a few pounds here and there, and the way we see it, you deserve it more than most. We’ve put together our hottest new discounts for healthcare workers this July to help you save some money towards…

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