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BAME Blood donors

Why we need more BAME blood donors

22 October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Health anxiety

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

23 September 2020

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.

Indoor gardening

Simple ways to connect with nature more, when you can’t get out in it

16 September 2020

Nature is a powerful de-stressor, so getting out in it often is great for wellbeing and physical health. But what about those times when you just can’t get out in it? How can we benefit from nature when we can’t reach it?

Ward manager

South West nurse joins Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth as Ward Manager

15 September 2020

A nurse who has dedicated her career to caring for patients in Devon and Cornwall, has joined popular hospital Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre as Ward Manager.

Dr Asim Hasan

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

14 September 2020

Dr Asim Hasan shares his career story - from joining as a GP trainee in 2011 to becoming the National Medical Director for Integrated Urgent Care at Care UK in less than a decade.

Anil

Ilford surgeon develops new service at North East London Treatment Centre

3 September 2020

Essex and north London patients suffering from foot and ankle injuries will soon be able to receive treatment closer to home thanks to a service developed by an Ilford surgeon.

Toast

Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Posh toast topping, Quick couscous, and Antipasti salad

2 September 2020

We’re here with more mealtime inspiration! Our ‘Breakfast, lunch and dinner’ food series is all about good food, quick food and using up whatever you have in the cupboard. Don’t have something the recipe calls for? Substitute it for something you do have.

Dog

National Dog Day: The benefits of having a furry friend

26 August 2020

Wednesday 26th August is National Dog Day, which celebrates all things canine. 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”!

Back to exercise

Returning to exercise after lockdown

18 August 2020

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.

Stay cool

Ways to stay cool at night and sleep better

11 August 2020

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. Here’s a few tips to help you claim back the night.

Measure

Obese people at higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19

6 August 2020

In the UK, obesity is one of the biggest health crises with 63% of adults in England being overweight or living with obesity.

Zahid Saeed

Orthopaedic surgeon contributes to international textbook

27 July 2020

An award-winning orthopaedic surgeon from Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre is one of just 30 orthopaedic surgery experts worldwide who have contributed to a new orthopaedic textbook for medical students, trainees and junior surgeons – “Orthopaedics of the Upper and Lower Limb”.

Couple

Fun couples things to do in lockdown

1 June 2020

Finished your favourite series together? Watched all the films on your watch list? In our eleventh week of lockdown it’s understandable that you might be running out of ideas of what to do as a couple.

When a gut feeling could be a problem

When a gut feeling could be a problem

6 April 2020

April is the awareness month for both bowel cancer and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If your doctor says that you need endoscopy to investigate symptoms, you can ask to be referred to us to have your tests done.

 Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre becomes Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet

We are offering the same services, based at the same facilities, and with the same friendly faces, the only difference is our name. You may notice some changes to links and content, so please bear with us while all of the changes propagate.