News

Michaela Booth

Cycling for success: Supporting the rehabilitation of prisoners

8 December 2020 | Team news

This December, our National Patient and Family Engagement Lead for PPG’s Health in Justice, Michaela Booth, is cycling 100 miles per week to raise money for The Longford Trust; an organisation which helps to reform and rehabilitate prisoners and former prisoners by offering scholarships and mentorships to access higher education.

Chester Barnes

Further investment to protect patients on hospital’s COVID-free pathway

4 December 2020 | Team news

Investment in a solid, external swab testing facility at has further strengthened the COVID-secure pathway that allows the ongoing safe treatment of patients.

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.

Adam Rozycki

Somerset surgeon performs 2000+ hip replacements

1 December 2020 | Team news

Mr Adam Rozycki is a specialist consultant surgeon in trauma and orthopaedic surgery, and as well as hips he also operates on knees and carries out minor orthopaedic surgery.

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.

Measure

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.