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How long is the waiting time for cataract surgery?

4 August 2022

Wondering how long the waiting times are for cataract surgery? Compare NHS and private options and find out how to reduce the wait for your treatment.

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New sight-saving service launches in Shepton Mallet – available to NHS patients

4 August 2022

Practice Plus Group proudly announce the launch of a new Wet AMD service for patients in Shepton Mallet and the surrounding areas.

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Sport and exercise after a hip replacement

28 July 2022

Can you play sports and exercise after a hip replacement? Discover the best exercises after hip surgery and how to get back into your favourite sports.

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What is total hip replacement surgery?

26 July 2022

What is total hip replacement surgery? Find out about the different types, what happens, during surgery and what you need to know before making a decision.

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Choosing the best cataract lens type for you

11 July 2022

Unsure of which type of cataract lens is best for you? Our guide explores the lenses available and their benefits to help you make an informed decision.

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Comparing the different types of hip surgery

8 July 2022

Not sure which type of hip replacement surgery is right for you? Explore the different types, their benefits and which is right for you in our guide.

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Weighing the benefits and risks of hip replacement surgery

7 July 2022

Hip replacement surgery doesn't have to be scary. Join us as we weigh up the benefits and risks of hip replacement surgery.

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Famous tennis players with hip replacements

28 June 2022

Which famous tennis players have hip replacements? Find out here, plus expert tips on how to get back into tennis after your hip surgery. Read more.

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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.

Woman holding her painful hip waiting for hip replacement surgery

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.

Woman holding her hip in pain - a sign of needing a hip replacement

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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Why you should always check your food labels

28 October 2021

Checking nutrition labels on the foods you eat helps you to keep track of the amount of nutrients, fats, salts and sugars you’re having to help you to live a healthier lifestyle.

A man in exercise clothing clutches his knee with both hands

How do I know if 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.