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Defeat boredom with a new hobby

24 August 2021 | Health news

Is there a hobby you’ve always wanted to start but never had the time to? Well now might just be the perfect time to start!

A woman clutches her hip with both hands

5 signs you need a hip replacement

23 August 2021 | Health news

If those aches and pains aren’t going away, you may be asking yourself ‘do I need a hip replacement?’

Sam, an APP at Practice Plus Group MSK & Spinal Service, Lincolnshire

Sam: A day in the life of an Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP)

18 August 2021 | Team news

“As an APP, my main role is to decide – in collaboration with my patients – what is the best course of management for their presenting problem.”

Smiling ophthalmologist examining a patient's eye

6 signs you may need cataract surgery

16 August 2021 | Health news

Cataracts are a common eye condition. If left untreated, they can interfere with everyday life. 

Man sits alone with his head in his hands

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

9 August 2021 | 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.

John, a prison physiotherapist at Practice Plus Group

John: A day in the life of a prison physiotherapist

5 August 2021 | Team news

“There are challenges to the work and the working environment but it is also a very rewarding environment to work in.”

Healthcare colleagues standing outside HMP Wormwood Scrubs

Over 1,000 patients tested and treated for hepatitis C at HMP Wormwood Scrubs

3 August 2021 | Team news

87.3% of the prison population were tested as part of the three-day High Intensity Test and Treat (HITT) intervention.

Lynn Ford, AMD Specialist Nurse at Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology, examining a patient's eye

New mobile NHS eye service helps to save the sight of people in Doncaster and Hull

2 August 2021 | Team news

The NHS service provides quick and effective treatment for patients who have been referred for Wet AMD, diabetic macular oedema or retinal vein occlusions.

Arran Ludlow-Rhodes, regional blood borne virus delivery nurse manager at Practice Plus Group

World Hepatitis Day marked by prison micro-elimination success

27 July 2021 | Team news

The programme aims to eliminate the virus by 2025 from the 47 prisons where healthcare is provided by Practice Plus Group.

Lyndsay, a senior physiotherapist at Practice Plus Group MSK, Buckinghamshire

Lyndsay: A day in the life of a senior physiotherapist

22 July 2021 | Team news

“Describing a typical day for me is a tall order as every day brings new challenges with it but always in a good way!”

Christine Bass and Mehtan Ahmed from Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham's endoscopy team

Inspectors praise Gillingham hospital

20 July 2021 | Team news

Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham received a gold-standard award for its NHS endoscopy service.

Abigail Porter from Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet

£250,000 investment delivers new X-ray equipment to Shepton Mallet Hospital

9 July 2021 | Team news

A quarter-million-pound investment in new X-ray equipment will see patients benefit from improved services.