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  • You may be entitled to a healthcare uniform tax rebate

    Check if you're eligible for tax relief on your healthcare uniformsWith the current tax year drawing to an end at the beginning of April, it’s time to start thinking about your rates and allowances. With the latter, if you’re a healthcare employee who wears a uniform you could be eligible for tax relief.

    Only around 2 in 3 general employees who wear a uniform at work are entitled to a tax rebate. This statistic includes not only healthcare workers but people from a whole range of professions.

    According to the Healthcare Worker Tax Rebate website, to determine if you are eligible ask yourself these three basic questions:

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  • Choosing the right scrubs for the job – New Category Organisation

     

    Scrubs suits and medical uniforms from AWB Textiles

    Following the launch of our new website last year, we want to update you on how we’ve organised the site to help you find what you are looking for with greater ease.

    Across the top of our website, in the area known as the top navigation, we have listed the main areas of healthcare clothing we work in, particularly so that medical professionals, nurses, carers and even beauticians can find the right scrub top and/or scrub suit.

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  • Claim your tax rebate on healthcare uniforms

    HMRC’s tax rebate on uniforms gets a thumbs up from us and is great news for healthcare employees – who are able to claim a tax rebate if they buy their own care and medical uniforms.

    A thumbs up for HMRC's tax rebate on healthcare uniformsThe official HMRC rebate is available if you wear a uniform at work, and have to wash, repair or replace it yourself.

    This applies across the healthcare sector, whether you’re a nurse, care worker or nursing home employee for example.

    So don’t be one of the thousands of workers in the healthcare sector who miss out every year because they have failed to claim the tax relief they are entitled to.

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  • Advice For Buying Scrub Suits

    Almost all medical staff wear scrubs nowadays - from doctors and nurses to administrative personnel even.  Think about TV shows like Holby City and ER – they almost always wear scrubs.

    Scrub tops, a nursing essentialThe scrub suit is now a hallmark of the medical and healthcare industry, a uniform even. They make professionals easier to recognise, provide protection for staff and help to make them look more professional.

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  • The evolution of machine embroidered scrub suits and uniforms

    Some our medical scrub embroidery machinesEmbroidery - and in particular embroidered scrubs and medical clothing - has come a long way since traditional hand embroidery was first challenged by mechanical solutions in the mid-19th century.

    Although the earliest examples of hand-embroidered garments date back to 30,000 BC, it wasn't until 1828 that Josué Heilmann created a machine that could do the work of four people.

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  • See you at #ProDentistry 2016

    Professional Dentistry Conference, London Olympia, 2016We're going to be at #ProDentistry at London's Olympia this Friday 29 January, through to Saturday 30 January 2016. We'll be on stand 220.

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  • Top tips for aspiring young dentists - updated for #ProDentistry 2016

    This post first appeared on our website in June 2014. It's now January 2016 and we're currently preparing to attend the Professional Dentistry Conference at London Olympia (taking place between Friday 29 and Saturday 30 January). So we thought the blog could be updated.

    The 2015 Professional Dentistry event at London OlympiaWhile we still present a selection of top tips that will help aspiring young dentists - ones that will ensure that you stand the best chance of success in dentistry from your dental study through to your dental career - we want to focus on the importance of networking events such as #ProDentistry.

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  • Medical, dental and care sector events in 2016

    Throughout 2016 we will be attending a number of medical, dental and care sector events across the UK.

    The AWB Textiles Selfie with Cedric the bear competitionAt each event we will be continuing our 'Selfie with Cedric' competition. To enter, simply pop along to our stand and have your photo taken with our mascot, Cedric the bear!

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  • Our Christmas opening times 2015

    Happy Christmas everyone! Please find below our Christmas 2015 and New Year opening times:

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  • The anatomy of the scrub suit

    Here at AWB Textiles we’ve witnessed the rise of the scrub suit to become the daily outfit of choice for healthcare workers – across nursing and medical professions and through to dental staff, vets and care home workers. They are often even worn by admin staff too.

    What is about the seemingly humble scrub clothing that makes it such a crucial outfit in today’s health and medical environments?

    The anatomy of the scrub suit - graphic showing five key featuresHere we break down the anatomy of the scrub suit to reveal what makes them so popular:

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