News

National Grief Week

Normalising grief and getting people talking

2 December 2020 | Health news

From the 2nd- 8th December, it’s National Grief Awareness Week, which aims to break the taboo around grief, and encourage a safe space to talk about the subject.

Nurul Ahad

Ilford consultant and government BAME champion urges men to protect mental health

23 November 2020 | Health news

The medical director of an Ilford hospital is urging men, especially those from BAME communities, to protect their mental health as the community fights Covid-19 this winter.

Antibiotic guardian

The rise of antibiotic resistance and raising global awareness

23 November 2020 | Health news

The overuse of antibiotics on humans and animals has become a growing problem across the world, causing the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

Six signs you may need cataract surgery

Six signs you may need cataract surgery

20 November 2020 | Health news

While cataracts can interfere with everyday life if left untreated, cataract surgery is a successful procedure with good results for almost all patients.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

There’s no need to be SAD: How to beat seasonal depression

19 November 2020 | Health news

The winter blues are also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can affect everyone differently.

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Obese people at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19

16 November 2020 | Health news

In the UK, obesity is one of the biggest health crises with 63% of adults in England being overweight or living with obesity.

Gillingham sterile services

£300,000 investment in Gillingham hospital’s decontamination facility

13 November 2020 | Team news

A £300,000 investment in sterile services will see patients at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham safer than ever.

Ophthalmology

New option of enhanced cataract lenses

13 November 2020 | Team news

Our new lens option includes an enhanced monofocal, providing patients with improved depth of intermediate and distance vision.

Service User Engagement Award

Patient engagement work with prisoners is highly commended by national awards

12 November 2020 | Team news

We are delighted to have received a high commendation at the prestigious Patient Safety Awards which celebrates teams at the frontline who push the boundaries of patient safety and drive cultural change.

Couple

Fun couples things to do in lockdown

12 November 2020 | Health news

Finished your favourite series together? Watched all the films on your watch list? Week into lockdown it’s understandable that you might be running out of ideas of what to do as a couple.

X-ray

Practice Plus Group invests over £210,000 in X-ray upgrade

12 November 2020 | Team news

Practice Plus Group has made an investment of £210,600 in X-ray equipment at its hospitals in Plymouth, Shepton Mallet, Bristol and Devizes, and its diagnostic centre in Buckinghamshire.

Firas Arnaout

New orthopaedic surgeon and award-winning editor joins Shepton Mallet hospital

9 November 2020 | Team news

Mr Arnaout’s appointment brings the total number of consultant surgeons with an orthopaedic specialty at Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet to eight.