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Celebrate World Hand Hygiene Day

3 May 2022

Good hand hygiene is one of the most important ways by which everyone can reduce the spread of disease and infection.

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Event: RCNi Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair

28 April 2022

Our secondary care recruiters will be exhibiting at RCNi Nursing Careers & Jobs Fair on Friday 20th May 2022.

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The advantages of day surgery knee replacement

30 March 2022

One of the latest improvements in knee replacement surgery has been the introduction of day surgery options.

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Free webinar: Common myths about knee pain

18 February 2022

Watch our webinar on demand with medical director, Mr Nurul Ahad, to learn the real facts about osteoarthritis of the knee, as well as symptoms to watch out for and treatment options.

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Plymouth hospital raised £1,554 for Improving Lives Plymouth

18 February 2022

Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth has raised £1,554 for Improving Lives Plymouth over the past 18 months.

Ernest Onyema, lead ophthalmologist at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham, examining a patient's eye

Free webinar: Cataracts and your eye health

15 February 2022

Join our live webinar with Mr Ernest Onyema on Tuesday 5th April at 1pm.

Nurul Ahad, medical director at Practice Plus Group

Free webinar: Arthritis of the knee

22 November 2021

Join our live webinar with Mr Nurul Ahad on Monday 29th November, 6pm to 7pm.

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How do I know if I need a knee replacement?

22 October 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.

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

19 October 2021

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

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Why we need more BAME blood donors

12 October 2021

By becoming a blood donor you could potentially save someone’s life and help people undergoing long-term treatments.

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Riding a bike after knee replacement surgery – top tips

6 September 2021

Riding a bike can be really beneficial after knee surgery, but you should always seek advice from your physiotherapist or GP before you ‘saddle up’.

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Defeat boredom with a new hobby

24 August 2021

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!

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Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

9 August 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.

Spencer and Dave Tall, hip replacement patients, on crutches in front of a river

We care for our patients as if they are family!

6 July 2021

Spencer Tall, 44, and his father Dave, 70, had hip replacement surgery at our Plymouth hospital.

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Ways to stay cool at night and sleep better

17 June 2021

As the heat wave continues and the night’s offer little respite, not sleeping well because of it can make you feel over the summer novelty pretty quickly.

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How to be tick aware this summer

8 June 2021

With the summer season well and truly here, so are ticks. These blood-sucking creatures are no bigger than a pin yet have the potential to cause a whole range of health issues if given the chance to attach itself to your skin.

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Practice Plus Group nurses in their own words

12 May 2021

To celebrate International Nurses Day, Practice Plus Group has gathered stories and words of wisdom from nurses around the business who were kind enough to share their thoughts and experiences.

Marcelle Michail, medical director secondary care at Practice Plus Group

Broxbourne woman takes on national medical role

10 May 2021

Consultant anaesthetist Dr Marcelle Michail has become Practice Plus Group’s Medical Director, Secondary Care.

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Spring cleaning: top tips for keeping your home clean

30 April 2021

If there was ever a time to have a big spring clean – now is it.

Karen Goodall, medical director at Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology

Raising awareness of glaucoma

21 April 2021

In the UK glaucoma affects 2% of people over the age of forty. It is usually caused by a build-up of pressure within the eye.