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Practice Plus Group to expand into Birmingham!

We are about to move into the West Midlands and bring Wellsoon to the UK’s second city.

Practice Plus Group Birmingham building

Practice Plus Group is the proud new operator of what is currently The Edgbaston Hospital, part of Circle Health Group and known locally as The BMI Hospital, following a deal to transfer ownership.

With most of our ‘Outstanding’ and ‘Good’ hospitals concentrated in the south of England, this is our first move into the West Midlands. Our presence there is set to help reduce the pressure on NHS waiting lists in the region, as well as offer our private surgery option, Wellsoon.

CEO of Practice Plus Group, Jim Easton, said: “People who live in Birmingham and the surrounding areas have suffered particularly long waiting lists for planned treatments in the wake of the pandemic, with many people waiting a long time for hip and knee replacements and eye surgery. We specialise in these operations and have a fantastic reputation for the quality of our surgery. We are looking forward to partnering with the NHS locally to unlock access to excellent healthcare for as many people as possible. We also know from the calls we have received that there is demand in the area for our high quality, affordable private option for those people who want to pay or use their insurance for fast access to high clinical quality treatment.”

“People who live in Birmingham and the surrounding areas have suffered long waiting lists, particularly for hip and knee replacements and eye surgery…we specialise in these operations and have a fantastic reputation for the quality of our surgery.”

Jim Easton, CEO of Practice Plus Group

The building is a T-shaped facility over four floors comprising of 55 bedrooms, three theatres, an endoscopy suite, outpatient facilities including 10 consulting rooms, an imaging department, physio area and ample staff and patient parking.

The core services available will be orthopaedic surgery – for example hip and knee replacements– ophthalmology, diagnostic services and endoscopy. By specialising in a core set of services and running well-organised clinics and theatre lists, the hospital will be able to maximise its capacity to see as many patients as possible from Birmingham and surrounds.

To be known as Practice Plus Group Hospital, Birmingham, the site will undergo an extensive programme of renovation and reconfiguration and is set to open in September. NHS patients will be able to ask their GPs for referrals to Practice Plus Group, and private patients will be able to call the private patient contact centre to book a consultation directly from the summer.

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