News, blogs & events

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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.

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.

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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.

Abi, clinical lead and APP at Practice Plus Group MSK & Spinal Service, Lincolnshire

Abi: A day in the life of a clinical lead

13 September 2021

"I love this variation in my role and it means I am not losing touch with physiotherapy from the ground 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!

Sam, an APP at Practice Plus Group MSK & Spinal Service, Lincolnshire

Day in the life of Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner Sam

18 August 2021

"As an APP, my main role is to decide - in collaboration with my patients - what is the best course of management for their presenting problem."

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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.

John, a prison physiotherapist at Practice Plus Group

John: A day in the life of a prison physiotherapist

5 August 2021

"There are challenges to the work and the working environment but it is also a very rewarding environment to work in."

Lyndsay, a senior physiotherapist at Practice Plus Group MSK, Buckinghamshire

Lyndsay: A day in the life of a senior physiotherapist

22 July 2021

"Describing a typical day for me is a tall order as every day brings new challenges with it but always in a good way!"

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.