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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 – seven 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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5 signs you need a hip replacement

23 August 2021

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

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6 signs you may need cataract surgery

16 August 2021

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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How to combat interview nerves

25 February 2021

If those interview nerves tend to get the better of you, then fear not! We have a few handy tips to help you feel confident and relaxed.

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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.

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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!

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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.