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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.

Healthy valentines day

9 tips to having a healthy Valentine’s Day

9 February 2021

Show your partner you care by treating them to a healthy Valentine’s Day that’s full of thoughtful gifts and activities!

2021 article

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.