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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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Fast-track mobile sight saving service launches in Southampton

9 March 2022

A new, mobile sight-saving service has launched serving the mid-Hants area.

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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.

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.

Barbara McCabe, Clinical Lead at Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology

Clinical Leads appointed for Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology

7 February 2022

Barbara McCabe and Nicola Walden have recently been promoted to the Clinical Leads at Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology.

Julia Waldron, head of clinical services at Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology

Head of nursing joins Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology

29 October 2021

Nursing leader Julia Waldron has joined our Rochdale based community eye service Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology.

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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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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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6 signs you may need cataract surgery

16 August 2021

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

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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.

Lynn Ford, AMD Specialist Nurse at Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology, examining a patient's eye

New mobile NHS eye service helps to save the sight of people in Doncaster and Hull

2 August 2021

The NHS service provides quick and effective treatment for patients who have been referred for Wet AMD, diabetic macular oedema or retinal vein occlusions.

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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.

John O’Brien, service director at Practice Plus Group Ophthalmology

Virtual events raise awareness during Macular Week

11 June 2021

The events will give participants the opportunity to ask questions about the disease while learning more about the ophthalmology service.

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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.

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New mobile eye service helps to save the sight of people in Yorkshire

27 April 2021

We are thrilled to announce a new, mobile sight-saving service in York and Bradford for the debilitating disease Wet AMD.

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.