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Six signs you may need cataract surgery

6 signs you may need cataract surgery

16 April 2021

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

Ernest Onyema

Sight-saving 72-hour NHS pledge from surgical centre

31 March 2021

A vision-saving pledge is set to see people with suspected macular degeneration receive NHS assessment and treatment within 72 hours of referral.

Spring vegetables

7 secret vegetables you should include in your Easter roast

30 March 2021

If you want to spice up your Easter roast this weekend, we have a few unique veggie ideas that are not only super tasty but full of goodness!

Back to exercise

Returning to exercise after lockdown

29 March 2021

Has your fitness level decreased since the start of lockdown? We don’t blame you. With the world stuck inside and your favourite television series a button away, becoming a couch potato has been easier than ever.

Health anxiety

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

24 March 2021

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.

Hip pain

5 signs you need a hip replacement

16 March 2021

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

COVID-19 secure

Empowering yourself this International Women’s Day

5 March 2021

Read some empowering advice from a few of our female colleagues at Practice Plus Group.

is snoring causing you trouble sleeping?

If you know someone who snores, read on…

19 February 2021

The key to relieving a snore is to establish what type of snorer you are. Fortunately, there are several simple tests you can do at home.

Knee replacement surgery

How do I know I need a knee replacement?

18 February 2021

Looking out for the early signs that you may need a knee replacement can help you on the route to a faster recovery and enable you to get back to your active everyday life.

Healthy valentines day

9 tips to having a healthy Valentine’s Day

9 February 2021

Show your partner you care by treating them to a healthy Valentine’s Day that’s full of thoughtful gifts and activities!

2021 article

5 things to look forward to in 2021

15 January 2021

Apart from celebrating that 2020 is now over, there are lots of things to look forward to in 2021! Here’s our top five.

Fiona Nelson

Somerset radiologist appointed to national role

7 January 2021

Fiona Nelson has been appointed Diagnostic Imaging Lead at Practice Plus Group.

Dog

The benefits of having a furry friend

6 January 2021

Having a dog can be beneficial for your health in many different ways, from lowering your stress levels to reducing blood pressure – it’s no wonder they’re called “man’s best friend”!

Christmas Tradition

Breaking tradition: having a different kind of Christmas

21 December 2020

Tradition is important to many of us. It helps us feel a sense of belonging and give us stability in a chaotic, unpredictable world.

Pocket Physio

Introducing Pocket Physio from Practice Plus Group

17 December 2020

Pocket Physio is available to download for free on the Apple App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android.

Virtual Christmas

How to tell your family you won’t be seeing them for Christmas this year

11 December 2020

If you’ve already tried to have the conversation and it didn’t go well, or you’ve been avoiding your family like the coronavirus just so you don’t have to break the bad news, then you’re in the right place – AND – you’re not alone.

National Grief Week

Normalising grief and getting people talking

2 December 2020

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.

Nurul Ahad

Ilford consultant and government BAME champion urges men to protect mental health

23 November 2020

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

The overuse of antibiotics on humans and animals has become a growing problem across the world, causing the emergence of antibiotic resistance.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

There’s no need to be SAD: How to beat seasonal depression

19 November 2020

The winter blues are also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and can affect everyone differently.