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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.

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.

Six signs you may need cataract surgery

Six signs you may need cataract surgery

20 November 2020

While cataracts can interfere with everyday life if left untreated, cataract surgery is a successful procedure with good results for almost all patients.

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.

Measure

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

16 November 2020

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

Couple

Fun couples things to do in lockdown

12 November 2020

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

Health anxiety

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

6 November 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.

Healthy Halloween

Ghoulish recipes for a healthy Halloween

30 October 2020

Even though Halloween is built on sweets and treats, there is still an opportunity to make health conscious decisions without losing the fun. Take a look at our healthy Halloween dishes to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

Bunion

Is bunion pain getting in the way of your life?

23 October 2020

Bunions can have a negative effect on your day to day life, making it hard to walk and wear shoes which are tight to your feet.

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.

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