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Free webinar: Arthritis of the hip

16 June 2022

Join our free arthritis of the hip webinar with Mr Rahij Anwar on Wednesday 13th July at 1pm.

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Signs of cataracts: find out if you need cataract surgery

14 June 2022

If left untreated, cataracts can interfere with everyday life. Learn how to recognise the first signs of cataracts and find out whether you need surgery.

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How long is the waiting list for a hip replacement?

7 June 2022

Wondering how long the waiting list is for hip replacement? Compare NHS and private waiting times and find out how to reduce the wait for your hip surgery.

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Gardening after a hip replacement – physiotherapist advice

1 June 2022

Thinking of getting back into gardening after a total hip or knee replacement? Follow this advice from a physiotherapist and watch your garden thrive.

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NHS vs private healthcare: your questions answered

18 May 2022

Weighing up NHS vs private healthcare can seem complicated, we’ll try to answer some of your questions in this blog; such as how to access private healthcare.

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Signs you need a hip replacement

10 May 2022

How do you know when you need a hip replacement? We share how to spot the telltale signs of needing a hip replacement to help get you back on your feet.

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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.

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 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.

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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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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.