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BAME Blood donors

Why we need more BAME blood donors

22 October 2020 | Health news

As part of Black History Month, we want to make you aware of an important issue that heavily affects the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. In the UK, there is a shortage of BAME blood donors. Just last year, fewer than 5% of blood donors came from the BAME community.

Juliat Burns

Don’t be tempted to ignore sudden eye problems

22 October 2020 | Health news

Seeing your optician as soon as a problem arises can lead to a speedy referral to a consultant and that can save your sight.

Nurul Ahad

National Osteoporosis Day

20 October 2020 | Health news

Nurul Ahad, Practice Plus Group’s Head of Orthopaedics, explained: “Fragile bones are more likely to break, and unfortunately hardworking bones in your wrist, hip and spine are particularly vulnerable.”

ECCSA awards

Integrated Urgent Care shortlisted for prestigious awards following COVID-19 response

19 October 2020 | Team news

We are delighted that our Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) call centres have been shortlisted as finalists for four prestigious awards at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards 2020 (ECCCSA 2020).

5 signs you may need an endoscopy

5 signs you may need an endoscopy

12 October 2020 | Health news

An endoscopy is when a tube with a camera and a light is inserted into your body through your mouth, nose or anus to help identify and diagnose the cause of a variety of symptoms.

Nurul Ahad

Welcome Nurul Ahad, our new Medical Director

9 October 2020 | Team news

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford is thrilled to announce our new Medical Director, Nurul Ahad.​ Mr Ahad, who has 25 years of medical experience, has worked at our hospital as the clinical lead since 2015.

Perfect week

Perfect Week aims to reduce waiting times

9 October 2020 | Team news

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford worked with Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust to radically reduce orthopaedic waiting lists in the boroughs by running a Perfect Week at the end of September.

Health anxiety

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

23 September 2020 | Health news

During the COVID-19 pandemic you may have felt a heightened anxiety about your health, whether it’s constantly worrying you may have COVID-19 or worrying that you have an undiscovered underlying health problem.

Indoor gardening

Simple ways to connect with nature more, when you can’t get out in it

16 September 2020 | Health news

Nature is a powerful de-stressor, so getting out in it often is great for wellbeing and physical health. But what about those times when you just can’t get out in it? How can we benefit from nature when we can’t reach it?

Ward manager

South West nurse joins Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth as Ward Manager

15 September 2020 | Team news

A nurse who has dedicated her career to caring for patients in Devon and Cornwall, has joined popular hospital Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre as Ward Manager.

Dr Asim Hasan

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

14 September 2020 | Team news

Dr Asim Hasan shares his career story – from joining as a GP trainee in 2011 to becoming the National Medical Director for Integrated Urgent Care at Care UK in less than a decade.

Anil

Ilford surgeon develops new service at North East London Treatment Centre

3 September 2020 | Team news

Essex and north London patients suffering from foot and ankle injuries will soon be able to receive treatment closer to home thanks to a service developed by an Ilford surgeon.