Shepton Mallet PROMS

Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre best in country for knee surgery

10 March 2020 | Team news

A national measure of the results of surgery has identified Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre as best in the country for primary knee replacement surgery.

Susanne Charlton

GP praises Peninsula Treatment Centre

21 February 2020 | Team news

When Dr Susanne Charlton a GP at Port View Surgery, needed treatment for trigger thumb and a carpal tunnel decompression, she turned to Peninsula Treatment Centre in Plymouth.


What is sinusitis?

19 February 2020 | Health news

Sinusitis is when your nasal passages becomes inflamed, usually due to an infection caused after a flu or cold.


Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more

15 January 2020 | Health news

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at the end for doctors to see the inside of your body on a television screen.

Gillingham sterile services

£300,000 investment in Gillingham hospital’s decontamination facility

13 January 2020 | Team news

A £300,000 investment in sterile services will see patients at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham safer than ever.


Causes and treatments for dandruff

8 January 2020 | Health news

Is your dandruff making you feel self-conscious? Fear not, dandruff can affect any of us and there are multiple ways of getting rid or reducing it.

5 signs you may need knee replacement surgery

8 December 2019 | Health news

More than 70,000 knee replacements took place across England and Wales last year. It is a major, yet effective and common operation and over time becomes the only way to eradicate pain and improve quality of life. How do you know when you need a knee replacement?

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3 tips for having your NHS surgery sooner. Why wait longer than you need to?

1 December 2019 | Health news

The maximum waiting time for non-urgent consultant-led treatments is 18 weeks, and if you have to wait longer this is known as a ‘breach’. With a little research and discussion with your GP or other referring clinician, it is possible to receive such treatment well within the 18-week maximum period.


Everything you need to know about periods

19 October 2019 | Health news

Periods are natural, healthy and a part of the female experience, for most women; and though no two women’s periods are the same.

Skin damage could delay your operation

Don’t let your skin be the reason your operation is cancelled

9 June 2019 | Health news

With the weather finally improving, we’re all itching to get out into our gardens and make up for lost time over what seems to have been a very long winter. With clearing, digging and planting there is always the risk of the odd small injury, but did you know that a scratch or scrape could […]

White Coat Syndrome

White Coat Syndrome – How we can help?

24 April 2019 | Health news

White Coat Syndrome describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 8 patients experience the symptoms of White Coat Syndrome.

Gardening after a hip or knee replacement

Gardening after a total hip or knee replacement – professional advice from physiotherapy

9 April 2019 | Health news

This week is National Gardening Week, marking one of the busiest weeks in the gardening calendar. There’s no doubting it – we are a nation of keen gardeners. As well as creating beautiful environments for our home, and growing fruit and veg to maintain a good diet, research has also shown that being active outdoors […]