Choosing the best cataract lens type for you

With around 330,000 cataract surgeries performed each year in the UK, the procedure is perhaps more common than you might think. This means, if you or someone you know is affected by cataracts, it’s vital to choose the right cataract lens type for the operation. Read on as we take a look at all the…

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Spot the first signs of cataracts

Cataracts are a common eye condition. If left untreated, they can interfere with everyday life. Learn how to recognise the symptoms of cataracts and find out whether you need surgery.

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If you know someone who snores, read on

For the percentage of the population tortured by the nocturnal rumblings of a partner, snoring is no joke. But Dr Asim Hasan, Practice Plus Group’s regional medical director for London, knows that the whistling, clicking, rolling thunder can tell you a great deal about a person’s health and it may also point the way to a silent…

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Recognising the early signs of mouth cancer

If you found a lump on your tongue or cheek, would it cross your mind that this could be a sign of mouth cancer? Probably not is the answer most people would give. While other types of cancers like lung or breast cancer feature heavily in media coverage, mouth cancer is rarely spoken about. Yet every…

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Your Guide to Endoscopy Types, Symptoms and more

In the UK, endoscopies are the most performed gastrointestinal procedure, with around two million procedures performed each year. Explore our guide to the different types of endoscopy to understand more about the procedure. What is an endoscopy? An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at the end for doctors to…

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Tips on how to have NHS surgery sooner

The maximum 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 period. If you or a loved…

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Patient Choice in the NHS

NHS patients have been able to choose where to receive treatment since 2006, yet many of us still do not realise that Patient Choice in the NHS is our right. If you are in a position where you or a loved one need to choose where to receive treatment, read our insider tips on how…

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