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Chicken Pox Vaccine free at NHS (certain criteria on immune system)
Found 10th JulFound 10th Jul
Many of you would of remembered that horrible case last year that made national news of that boy with awfulChicken Pox Boots and Superdrug cashed in by offering the vaccine privat… Read more
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I had shingles on my eyelid. Had to have strong antibiotics as if left unchecked can lead to blindness. Don't take any chances. see your GP.


I have a weak immune system due to arthritis medication, chicken pox is dangerous to me. I have to avoid anyone who has it. Amazed how many parents do t even think to tell you their child has it. It's a killer to a minority of people. You have to take this illness seriously.


Antiviral are a must and as soon as you suspect shingles. I have recently had it and it's no fun :(


For anyone considering this, I would see your doctor and discuss appropriate medication such as antivirals (see relevant NHS webpage) before relying on Vitamin B to sort Shingles out. Nothing against the user davening, but the source for the above Googled quote doesn't look entirely reliable to me.


Let see if this is actually a "Hot Deal" for the tax-payers. The cost of the vaccine is £27, and you need 2 separate doses to be immuned, so £54 per person + costs of 2 nurse appointments at the Doctors. How many people will need this? True, it is offered FREE for those who are eligible but it's entirely your choice. Chicken Pox like any other Viral Illness can be life-threatening, it varies among people. If you are unlucky, you can also die from Cold virus! However, the Viral Strain for Chicken Pox in the UK is not as severe as other country like USA where vaccines are given routinely. Hence, the key point here is to see your doctors if you are UNWELL even with the so called "Minor Illnesses". Most people get through the illness just fine as others. TWO things to consider before you go for the vaccine (not just about the cost, or whether this is a "deal"):- 1) All vaccinations have side effects, you can also die from bad complications. Especially in children, there had been reported death among infants who had these vaccines and hence, it is now banned for under 1 to be given in the community - Only under Consultant Supervision. As a parent, think about the need for the jabs. It is not painless and can be traumatic. So, make sure you balance this up when making such decision. 2) If you are thinking of having Chicken Pox vaccination for this reason (transmitting infection to those with weaker immune system), you should also be mindful about other infectious diseases which are not possible to vaccinate against. Only 1% of these diseases can now be prevented with vaccination. It is not possible to stop transmission of any other 99% infectious diseases with vaccination. Hence, other approach is also needed to save them from these diseases. This include a good health promotion by the government to enhance people's understanding of their illness in order to seek help at the right time. If any of your family members or friends are not well, simply ask them not to visit people with weaker immune system. Finally, for those who already have a weaker immune system, if you caught any of these illness including Chicken Pox, seek urgent medical advice. Doctors can provide you with treatment - which are not routinely offered to other people. For example, Chicken Pox - If you are really at risk due to weaker immune system, you can be given Antibodies called VZIG when you are in contact with those who have Chicken Pox. Even if your family is fully vaccinated, still seek help if you are not sure.

Free Nhs Calorie Checker
Found 23rd JunFound 23rd Jun
Calorie checkerCheck the calorie value of over 150,000 food and drinks, using this handy calorie checker. You can even search branded products. No use to me as i have perfect body … Read more

They should make an app


You can have the chips, I don't do carbs, not good for ya


Yes please!


Mussels and chips...


Yeah whatever.... Great anecdote... Lol

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Free Nhs Health Check ( 40 - 74 ) @ NHS
Found 14th JunFound 14th Jun
Look after your healthFrom online interactive tools and self-assessments to NHS Health Check – there are lots of ways you can check and assess your health. Finding out more abou… Read more

How exactly is this a deal? Cold.


Do you call your local GP to arrange or where?


I posted this original because I'm going for my mother at the docs monday god knows what he will say lose weight stop drinking take more exercise and so on


Anything concerned with health matters has to be good


They have to do more than offer statins they have convince patients to accept the prescriptions. Receiving more money if they do this is an incentive no matter how it’s worded. I used statins as an example, my point being that regular standardised health checks would be very beneficial as long as safeguards are put in place to avoid the over prescription of drugs. Early diagnosis of conditions that present no symptoms in the early stages would benefit the patients, the NHS and the taxpayer.

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
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It has been posted many times in the past but always a good thing to have if you travel to the EU. "A valid European Health Insurance Card gives you the right to access state-pro… Read more

Thanks for the reminder, got mine a few days ago, took a week to be delivered. Anything that helps getting treatment quicker is a bonus, but it is in addition to insurance not a substitute.


You can only avail of emergency public hospital care with the card and need travel insurance for the rest or pay the bill. Of course you won't get it after march 2019. I'll still be European when you're gone :)


Spain received 75million visitors in 2016 and it’s tourism sector was worth 77 billion euros. This only accounts for 5% of it’s GDP. (data: World Economic Forum). So I guess the 135,000 English immigrants permanently living in Spain who are eating and drinking at ‘Bill’s English Bar’ must make up the remaining 95% of Spain’s GDP.


How will brexit effect these? I used to have one what do they entitle you to? Free medical cover abroad?


Unless an earthquake throws Morocco into Europe then no

NHS FREE Fitness app.
Found 1st JunFound 1st Jun
If you're looking for ways to help improve your health and fitness, you can download the free NHS fitness app Active 10 . The free app (downloadable for Apple/iOS and Androi… Read more

Your are correct to a point however the point of the NHS guidance is to "encourage" people to at least do some exercise. They have done research on this and there is a sliding scale of benefits and doing just 10 minutes will make a huge difference compared to doing nothing at all. Stating that people need to do an hour day will simple terrify many people who are out-of-shape, overworked and tired, and many of them will think that there's no hope so wont even bother trying. I started my exercise routines doing just 10 minutes and when I started to get fitter and healthier, my interest fitness grew and I started trying new things and extending my workouts. A few years later and I'm full of energy and love doing longer workouts but there was a time in my life when the idea of doing an hours exercise a day would seem like torture.


I thought you were joking until I read the article. *Facepalm*


Sex is great exercise. Maybe that should be prescribed.


Just goto the gym or even swimming is good for you and your joints not the type you smoke (flirt)


Have you got the deal on the cereal please as I’ve got a tank of petrol and ready to go once my pizzas turn up.

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Donate Blood - stocks low! (Ftea, coffee, biscuits, and an ID keyring with your blood type on it)
Found 12th MarFound 12th Mar
“Because of the recent weather, we haven’t collected the usual amount of blood donations. It is going to take a month to get blood stock levels back to normal, so we have made more… Read more
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Would love to be able to give blood but I'm a type 1 diabetic so no can do ;(




and also give us money for our blood


It's very wrong people have to wait for 2 hours. No wonder there's a shortage of blood. Have made an appointment for next week.


I would be happy to give blood regularly, but it isn't easy trying to work out where they're going to be taking blood and when. It would be great if I could pop into a&e, or better still a local clinic with free parking and donate it whenever I am free, but what seems to happen in Wigan is the circus rolls into town, they hire a big venue and hope everybody just happens to be free on that day. Maybe it actually works better than my method, but i've only managed to give blood once just because it usually isn't convenient when I remember to check if they're taking it locally.

Get a Free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
Found 30th JanFound 30th Jan
I know this has been around for a very long time, but I think it's worth mentioning again, as some people don't seem to know about it, or what it entitles the holder to, when trave… Read more
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Ordered it on the 13th, came in the post this morning.


Just applied. Thanks for the heads up OP. Heat added! (highfive)


Something went wrong, these come in a few days usually.


Keep meaning to renew mine. Thanx for the reminder Op


Thanks :D Mine had expired and I hadn't noticed .

NHS prescription charges are going up on 1 April. Buy a prepayment certificate & potentially save HUNDREDS! [cost: £104 for a full year, £29 for 3 months, or 10 monthly Direct Debit payments of £10.40] (SAVE as much as £300+ pa)
Found 30th JanFound 30th Jan
***Single prescription charge rises to £8.80 on 1 April 2018 but the prepayment certificate price stays the same - even more of a bargain now (figures below updated)*** How to sa… Read more

Even better value than before. The single prescription charge rises to £8.80 on 1 April 2018 but the prepayment certificate price stays the same - even more of a bargain now.


Summary of England, Scotland, Wales posts; different countries do things differently! :{




http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40927705 https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/08/postcode-lottery-revealed-in-nhs-care


The United Kingdom actually refers to the Union of Great Britain (that is, England, Scotland and Wales) and Northern Ireland; Scotland has always had and Northern Ireland has had for some time a different legal system and the Queen is quite separately Queen of Scotland and Queen of England - she even changes Christian denomination when she moves between the two countries

FREE CONDOMS and other contraceptives  - Gents get it wrapped up - NHS Choices website
LocalLocalFound 23rd JanFound 23rd Jan
A friendly reminder that you can go get your free contraception and the like from your local clinic, sexual health centre, GP etc 😊 Just pop in your postcode to search for… Read more

(lol) (lol) (lol)


Late reply but this is new News Why not get some free heroin from the NHS too? https://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2018/02/12/drug-addicts-to-get-free-heroin-under-radical-proposals-from-the-west-midlands-police-and-crime-commissioner/ NHS is well funded they are just badly managed


you're just annoyed no guy wants to get his willy wet with you


Well bugger me


But if you can spare a few quid buy your own condoms from b&m or home bargains or pound land where you get like a box of 12 durex for £2

Get FREE healthy snacking pack and get money-off vouchers and stickers for the kids
Found 23rd JanFound 23rd Jan
Sign up for your FREE healthy snacking pack and get money-off vouchers and stickers for the kids. Joining Change4Life means you will also receive emails including healthy eating t… Read more

Not available in Wales either.


Heat for england not available in scotland 😏


Got that last week.


I got this little pack on Saturday, so it looks like this is for those who are already registered too, not just for new sign-off ;)

Join Change4Life - Free Healthy Snack Pack / Stickers & Money Off Vouchers (England Only)
Found 5th JanFound 5th Jan
Sign up here for your FREE healthy snacking pack and get money-off vouchers and stickers for the kids. Joining Change4Life means you will also receive emails including healthy eat… Read more
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Done and done. Thanks op heat


Haha I get you, maybe they posted after me and got merged, anyway have a nice day :)


Hiya sorry Hun somebody else posted the same deal as you so I commented to say “already posted and posted your link to prove it’s already been posted” so think the MOD has put that deal into your deal because it’s been added as additional information and I posted on their deal but it’s showing on your deal my comment now, hope that makes sense lol xx


Hi, you posted link to same deal, am i missing something ?


England only!

Donate Blood - get a free tea, coffee or juice plus a biscuit, maybe even mince pie!
Found 14th Dec 2017Found 14th Dec 2017
It's that time of year when people like to give and what could be better than giving the gift of life by donating blood? In return, get a free cuppa and a biscuit. They even have S… Read more

Y does the needle have to be the size of a knitting needle?


I'd love to help but the thought of someone putting metal in my body makes me want to vomit.


This seems so generous however must leave some marks permanently doesn't it op? 48th is impressive


I gave blood a couple of months ago and I got a text afterwards saying the blood had been delivered to a local hospital. It made me feel so good to have helped someone, worth its weight in gold.


I used to give blood regularly and it's no big deal, but the local church hall where they use to do it on an evening is no longer used despite their always being a fair few people there. The main blood donor centre in town is only open during office hours. My feeling is that they can't be that desperate for blood otherwise they'd make it easier to do.

Free NHS A&E waiting time app. (currently selected hospitals)
Found 14th Dec 2017Found 14th Dec 2017
Came across this app which gives info on current waiting times at selected hospitals. I thought this app is a fantastic idea and I'm suprised it's not happened sooner, hopefully… Read more

I think its potentially a good thing. It isn't just A and E's it also lists minor injury units and walk in centres as well as what they can treat. If if encorages people go to a minor injury unit to treat a broken bone as there is less wait it takes the pressure of A and E.


This seems like a great idea. I'm sure they'll get a lot of stick from people quoting the wait times and complaining when they had to wait longer than expected as A&E is prioritised based on need. I bet google could do a very good job of estimating this from all the data they collect, scary huh


It is common sense as well, say if someone is really sick and like you said he/she might not be fully appreciate the seriousness of the condition he/she could have, wouldn't he/she should drive straight to the A&E or perhaps call an ambulance at that instance? I would totally ignore the app and fly to the A&E if I have wings! Just my personal opinion.


Totally agree with you. This app will at least give an insight of the waiting time and you can go to the toilet, grab a quick bite etc and not there siting like a waiting duck.


It's another word with w and kers not the one your saying lol

Free courses to help with your mental health (Bristol only) with link to other areas
Found 9th Jun 2017Found 9th Jun 2017
NHS funded IAPT courses, im assuming they are in most areas but this one is only for users of Bristol based gp surgeries copy and paste blurb.... We run a wide variety of free p… Read more

Could this be why my dad said "you'd have to be mad to go to Bristol"?




ideal for Jeorme Corbyn :p


I used them. It was one to one talking therapy. You are asked to fill in a few questions to assess your levels in different areas of your mind/life. Takes about 2 minutes in the waiting room before you go in. Its an hour a week for 12 weeks. I did 10 weeks by then I was feeling much better. Big thank you to Rosea X.


PA; do remember to take the time to celebrate what you've done right fellow hoomans - even if you're currently enjoying somesort of terrible misery-puke inducing experience from behind your eyes. It might not seem genuine - but there's a hug being written into this very text for everyone to enjoy. Providing you like hugs. Stay strong, keep breathing and stay safe.

Free first aid advice WITHOUT CERTIFICATE but from reliable source.
Found 24th May 2017Found 24th May 2017
Feel the need to learn about first aid? Sorry no stickers or certificates, but no disclaimers unlike other posts!!!. If for whatever reason you want to know about first aid, surely… Read more
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Hopefully I can now do mouth to mouth with somone I work with


If a few more complained about that post, not least because it is possibly dangerous, maybe the clowns who run this thing might remove it.


No kidding, and it is so irresponsible of this site HUKD to continue leaving it on this site! I mean really!!!! does an American website with no affiliation to any recognized health authority have any place on Hot U.K. !!!!! deals


British Red Cross have a first aid app


To become a paramedic or trained first aider take a look at the Little Britain St Johns sketch, for open heart surgery it's an extra strong mint a mild stroke, a simple polo,suffices !

NHS prescription charges go up to £8.60 each 1 April. Get a prepayment certificate & potentially save HUNDREDS! [cost: £104 for a full year, £29 for 3 months, or 10 monthly Direct Debit payments of £10.40] (SAVE as much as £300+ pa)
Found 17th Mar 2017Found 17th Mar 2017
Prescription charges increase yet again in a fortnight (to £8.60 each), so now's a good time to remind anyone having more than 12 prescriptions over a full year that a PPC (Prepaym… Read more

Yup - I'm in Scotland, and live in a rural area, travelling into one of the cities. Although the SNP vote in 2015 resulted in almost all the seats, according to the figures, they actually got just under 50% of the votes - if Westminster elections weren't done as first past the post, the SNP would have significantly less seats.


You must either live in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or London if you are travelling to work in the morning with people using free bus passes because to my knowledge, everywhere else in England, they cannot be used before 9.30am on weekdays. Personally, I don't have an issue with free bus passes and think they should be available for the elderly (according to Passenger Focus research, some 95% of passengers agree) though 60 is not so old these days with people living longer than ever before. Maybe the state pensionable age used in England is a better age to grant them but as it is a concession that you, me and everyone else is entitled to eventually anyway, my only issue is the unfairness of the 6 year age difference between qualifying for one in England (ignoring London's 60+ Oyster card as an exception to the rule) compared to NI, Wales and Scotland. Independent studies have also shown that free bus passes are actually sustainable and socially and economically beneficial to the UK. Estimates are that it would cost the UK £1.7 billion to scrap this particular concession because for every £1 spent on free bus passes, apparently it generates nearly £3 of benefits. Re the SNP comment, I was referring more to their landslide 2015 general election result in Scotland rather than last year's Scottish parliament election.


Thank for raising awareness!


I have issues with the bus pass thing - many families with children are struggling financially, and don't get subsidies for getting to work etc, while the over 60's get free bus travel. Given that many (not all) of them will no longer have financial dependents, will have cleared their mortgage, etc., and have more disposable income, I struggle when I see them using their bus passes to get to work in the morning. Personally, I would add an extra clause to the provision of bus passes to no longer in paid work. As for the SNP being voted in by a huge majority, and remembering that it is a proportional representative vote, if it's a huge majority, why are they a minority government?


hahaha .

European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) - FREE
Found 1st Mar 2017Found 1st Mar 2017
For those that don't already have one, it might be a good idea to get one whilst we're still in the EU! - https://www.sochealth.co.uk/2016/12/08/look-will-happen-ehic-brexit/ Alte… Read more

How long do these cards last?


Yep, that's what the link said "If you use an EHIC to get medical care, some insurers won’t ask you to pay the excess on your medical claims."


Having this card waives the excess fee with most travel insurance also.


"Do you still need travel insurance if you have a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)" (yes) https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/do-you-need-travel-insurance#do-you-still-need-travel-insurance-if-you-have-a-european-health-insurance-card-ehic


Nice. Remember it just gives you state healthcare in that country. Which, in the case of Finland, means you still have to pay for things like medicine etc. You are better off just getting insurance EVERY time.

Free cup of Tea or Coffee and biscuits - Give Blood
Found 19th Oct 2016Found 19th Oct 2016
just give a pint of blood and you get free tea or coffee. follow link to see when and where you can do this save a life too, but I know most of us on this site well do it for the … Read more
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Easter is finished, looks like summer was the last few days, so we are back to normal - give some blood, nothing else to do and stocks are low at the moment reason unknown


stocks are still low if you can give please do


Yeasterday the NHS put out an urgent appeal for blood as stocks are low, please give if you can


Time to be thinking about this again, the snow is melting spring is coming Time for free tea and biscuets


come on peeps get giveing

loratadine at NHS hospital pharmacy 70p for 30
Found 1st Jul 2016Found 1st Jul 2016
I spotted my local hospital pharmacy selling loratadine for 70p for 30 tabs. It's the Royal south hants hospital in Southampton. Maybe take a look at your local Nhs hospital pharma… Read more
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If it's anything like most NHS Hospital Pharmacies I have seen, it will also involve an hour's wait to get through the queue!


Amazon prime is £9.99 for 300 loratadine or certizine


You can also buy these and other hayfever tablets for a similar price online from places like here : http://www.chemistdirect.co.uk/allergy-and-hayfever-relief-tablets-loratadine-x12/prd-0107263 ^^ that is 12 packs of 30 tablets for £9.01 plus around £3 P&P (although they do give you a voucher sometimes for £1.50 P&P). Delivery is free over £20




are these for hayfever?