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Abigail Porter

£250,000 investment delivers new X-ray equipment to Shepton Mallet Hospital

9 July 2021

A quarter-million-pound investment in new X-ray equipment will see patients benefit from improved services.

Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet hospital awarded for commitment to patient safety

6 July 2021

The hospital has been awarded NJR Quality Data Provider status.

Stay cool

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.

Ticks

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.

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

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.

Spring cleaning

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

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.

Six signs you may need cataract surgery

6 signs you may need cataract surgery

16 April 2021

Cataracts are a common eye condition. If left untreated, they can interfere with everyday life. 

Spring vegetables

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!

Back to exercise

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.

Health anxiety

Health anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic

24 March 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.

Hip pain

5 signs you need a hip replacement

16 March 2021

If those aches and pains aren’t going away, you may be asking yourself ‘do I need a hip replacement?’

Shepton Mallet UKCA

World first for Shepton Mallet emphasises patient safety

10 March 2021

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Shepton Mallet is the first in the world to be awarded the United Kingdom Conformity Assessed (UKCA) certificate.

Firas Arnaout

Somerset orthopaedic surgeon’s books ranked world-beating

8 March 2021

Orthopaedic surgeon Firas Arnaout has had his books ranked as among the best in the world according to BookAuthority.

COVID-19 secure

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.

James Mico

From roads to radiology

4 March 2021

“I always wanted to work in the medical field. I undertook some work experience and enjoyed radiography so decided to train in that discipline.”

ENT telepack

Equipment investment reduces risk of COVID infection

23 February 2021

The new equipment, called a ‘telepack’, combines a flexible endoscope with an integral light and camera connected to an HD monitor.

is snoring causing you trouble sleeping?

If you know someone who snores, read on…

19 February 2021

The key to relieving a snore is to establish what type of snorer you are. Fortunately, there are several simple tests you can do at home.

Knee replacement surgery

How do I know I need a knee replacement?

18 February 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.