Hernia surgery – a patient’s story

We sat down with Peter Sykes, hernia surgery patient (and huge Aston Villa fan!) to learn more about his healthcare journey and experiences with Practice Plus Group. “I started experiencing discomfort in my groin in 2021 and saw a surgeon in Portsmouth who diagnosed a hernia. It wasn’t causing me too many problems so I…

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Interview with a radiologist

To mark Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Day this week, we spoke to Georgie Haylor, Deputy Radiology Manager at Emersons Green Hospital and Devizes Surgical Centre. Tell us about your role at Practice Plus Group I joined Practice Plus Group on a temporary radiographer contract at first, soon after I had moved to Devizes in Wiltshire….

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Interview with an optometrist

As part of National Eye Health Week, we took the opportunity to sit down with Practice Plus Group optometrist Jayne Owen to talk eye health, optician loyalty, and the Commonwealth Games. How long have you worked for Practice Plus Group? I joined on 6th June 2022, so just coming up on three months now. And how have…

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Adrian’s one-day knee replacement

A Worksop man has been one of the first to get a new knee and return home on the same day thanks to a team at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Barlborough (formally Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre) who have pioneered routine hip and knee replacement as day surgery. Adrian Roke, 48, was in terrible pain caused…

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Back in the saddle after lower NHS waiting times end pain

A familiar face in the Humberside and Nottinghamshire farming communities is looking forward to returning to horse riding after having a hip replacement at just 49. Rachel Adamson farms 330 acres in Cottingham with her husband Dave, and for 28-years has been Group Secretary for the North Nottinghamshire National Farmers Union. She said: “It started…

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Why we need more BAME blood donors

As part of Black History Month, we want to make you aware of an important issue that heavily affects the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. In the UK, there is a shortage of BAME blood donors. By becoming a blood donor you could potentially save someone’s life and help people undergoing long-term treatments….

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Back on your bike – thanks to Barlborough Hospital

More than 40 years after a horrific crash, Geoffrey Oldknow is looking forward to a summer riding around the Peak District on his motorbike, thanks to surgery at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Barlborough (formally Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre). This year Mr Oldknow retires after more than 50 years at the Hucknall Rolls Royce factory, where…

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Abi: A day in the life of a clinical lead

Today we hear from Abi, clinical lead and an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) at Practice Plus Group MSK & Spinal Service, Lincolnshire. “I joined Practice Plus Group in 2013 as a Musculoskeletal (MSK) outpatient physiotherapist and have developed and progressed with the help of the close and supportive team over the years. I took up…

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New MRI facility “really smart” says first patient

The first patient has been seen at the new £900,000 MRI facility at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet (formally Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre), and he has declared it to be “really smart” and the MRI team “very friendly”. James Harmer, 20, from Templecombe was involved in a motorcycle accident which caused considerable damage…

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Nurses in their own words

To celebrate International Nurses Day, Practice Plus Group has gathered stories and words of wisdom from nurses around the business who were kind enough to share their thoughts and experiences. Nazia Kauser, Registered Nurse, Ophthalmology Favourite part about your role: “Everything. Working with my colleagues in theatre, as a scrub assistant with the doctor, looking…

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