Jump the NHS waiting list: Tips to get surgery sooner

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes The maximum NHS waiting time for non-urgent consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks, and if you have to wait longer this is known as a ‘breach’. With a little research and discussion with your GP or other referring clinician, it is possible to receive such treatment well within the 18-week maximum…

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Patient guide to hip replacement in London, Essex, and Ilford

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes If you’re looking for hip replacement surgery in London, you’re in luck! Our comprehensive patient guide contains everything you need to know about getting your painful hip sorted if you’re in the Essex or Ilford area of London. Read on to find out more. Private hip surgery at a glance…

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Signs you need knee surgery

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, over 100,000 knee replacements are now carried out each year in the UK1. It is a major, yet effective operation and over time becomes the only way to eradicate pain and improve quality of life. If you’re suffering from severe…

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Hip replacement recovery time: a week-by-week guide

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes This guide is designed to help you navigate your hip replacement recovery and help ensure the best outcome after your surgery. For those suffering from persistent hip pain, hip replacement surgery can significantly improve mobility and quality of life. It is considered by consultants to be a major surgery, so…

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The best exercises after knee replacement – tips to stay fit

If you’ve just had knee surgery, it’s likely you’ve got a few questions. How long will my recovery last? When will I be able to drive again? These are among the most common, but for the sportier amongst us, the questions are likely more specific: when can I get back on the court, back on…

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Carpal tunnel surgery in Bristol – a patient guide

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes If you’re looking at having your carpal tunnel surgery in Bristol, finding a hospital and learning about what to expect from the procedure is likely your current priority. Bristol itself is home to a long list of healthcare providers, all capable of carrying out the surgery. But the questions are:…

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Knee replacement recovery time – tips and timelines

Our knee replacement surgery recovery guide offers practical tips for a successful recovery. Read on for more information on how you can enjoy a full and speedy recovery. Knee replacement surgery is a common procedure used to relieve pain and restore mobility for those with knee joint damage. This guide provides valuable information and tips…

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Private and NHS hip replacement waiting times explained

Many people come to us asking the question: how long is the waiting list for a hip replacement? Hip replacements are a common surgical procedure, particularly for older adults who may experience joint degeneration over time. Due to the high demand for hip replacements, waiting times for hip replacements on the NHS can be lengthy and…

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How long is the waiting time for cataract surgery?

We use our sight countless times every single day. We use our eyes to drive a car, see the faces of our loved ones, and enjoy TV shows and books we love so much. So, when our sight is threatened by eye problems and cataracts, it’s little wonder we want to correct it as soon…

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Cataract surgery in Plymouth – a patient’s guide

If you need cataract surgery and live in the Plymouth area, you might be busy researching hospitals and medical centres that can meet your needs. There’s likely a whole list of options that can accommodate you, but you need to consider what works best for you. This article explores cataract surgery in Plymouth and aims…

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