News

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.

Robert Cardoso

Perfect week put social care worker back on his feet

7 November 2020 | Team news

Known as Perfect Week, the concentrated week of surgery at the hospital was designed to reduce waiting times for orthopaedic surgery across the three London boroughs.

David Taylor

Teed up for a pain-free future thanks to Perfect Week

6 November 2020 | Team news

Perfect Week saw surgical teams in three operating theatres at the hospital working with the Trust to operate every day for seven consecutive days.

Health anxiety

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

6 November 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.

Healthy Halloween

Ghoulish recipes for a healthy Halloween

30 October 2020 | Health news

Even though Halloween is built on sweets and treats, there is still an opportunity to make health conscious decisions without losing the fun. Take a look at our healthy Halloween dishes to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

Cathy Thuis-Harris

Return home for Theatre Manager

29 October 2020 | Team news

Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth, has appointed Cathy Thuis-Harris to the role of Theatre Manager, and it is a return home to Plymouth after some time away.

Bunion

Is bunion pain getting in the way of your life?

23 October 2020 | Health news

Bunions can have a negative effect on your day to day life, making it hard to walk and wear shoes which are tight to your feet.

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.