News

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.

Recognising the signs of mouth cancer

Recognising the signs of mouth cancer

4 November 2020 | Health news

If you found a lump on your tongue or cheek, would it cross your mind that this could be cancer? Probably not is the answer most people would give.

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.

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.