1 in 5 on NHS waiting lists risk holiday healthcare fees

New research shows 1 in 5 people on NHS waiting lists plan to holiday abroad this year without travel insurance, risking falling ill overseas and incurring healthcare fees while on holiday. NHS waiting lists at a glance With the number of people waiting for consultant-led treatment now totalling more than 6.4 million people, and 1.6…

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Unlocking career progression: Practice Plus Group Apprenticeships

Aren’t sure which direction you want your career to take? Couldn’t or didn’t want to go to University full time? Thanks to our extensive apprenticeship programme, joining Practice Plus Group can make gaining your qualifications a realistic possibility. With training and education paid for, study leave days built into your week, and supportive colleagues, you’ll…

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Health in Justice secures NHS Gold Standard Interim Quality Mark for its preceptorship pathway

Driving improvements in the quality of the care we provide to our patients, alongside delivering a positive experience for our colleagues, is at the heart of everything we do at Practice Plus Group. So we’re proud to announce that our Preceptorship Pathway has been awarded the Gold Standard Interim Quality Mark from NHS England. Following…

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myTribe and Practice Plus Group hospitals announce partnership

Consumer information website myTribe and affordable private hospital chain Practice Plus Group join forces in a new partnership aimed at helping people navigate the complicated world of private healthcare. myTribe, a consumer information website dedicated to private healthcare and insurance in the UK, exists to answer the public’s many questions about private medical services. Frequently…

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One in four Brits ignoring serious health problems

A quarter of adults are ignoring potentially serious health issues as they don’t want to bother an already pressured NHS system.

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Call PHILL: Prisoner Health Information and Liaison Line

Call PHILL, which stands for the Prisoner Health Information and Liaison Line, is a confidential phone line set up for family and friends to share information about the health and wellbeing of people in prison.

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Practice Plus Group scoops Hospital Group of the Year award

Practice Plus Group has won the LaingBuisson ‘Hospital Group of the Year’ award for its chain of hospitals offering affordable private surgery. The win reflects the changing face of private healthcare users amid record NHS waiting lists, with around half of Practice Plus Group’s private customers having never used private healthcare before. Practice Plus Group…

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Unlocking fast healthcare: how pain drives urgent access

New research released today reveals that pain is by far the biggest driver in the increasing trend of ‘self-pay’ private healthcare, where people pay for the treatment they need. Almost half (48%) of people in Britain who have paid for treatment such as surgery in the last year in order to get faster access to…

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National Peer Supporter Awards celebrate patient volunteers at HMP Five Wells

Our National Peer Supporter Awards aims to champion the volunteering efforts of patients within prison. A first-of-its-kind initiative, our healthcare department at HMP Five Wells was the first of our sites to hold its annual Peer Supporter Awards ceremony for 2023. Launched during National Volunteers’ Week, the initiative shines a light on the positive contribution…

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PNA café puts wellbeing on the menu at HMP YOI Brinsford

As part of a drive to promote the importance of colleague wellbeing throughout HMP YOI Brinsford, the site recently hosted its first Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) Café – a new and innovative bi-monthly event with a ‘menu’ of activities focused around nurturing a supportive culture for staff members. Hosted by clinical lead, Michelle Moorhouse, the…

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