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BAME Blood donors

Why we need more BAME blood donors

22 October 2020

As part of Black History Month, we want to make you aware of an important issue that heavily affects the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community. In the UK, there is a shortage of BAME blood donors. Just last year, fewer than 5% of blood donors came from the BAME community.

Juliat Burns

Don’t be tempted to ignore sudden eye problems

22 October 2020

Seeing your optician as soon as a problem arises can lead to a speedy referral to a consultant and that can save your sight.

Nurul Ahad

National Osteoporosis Day

20 October 2020

Nurul Ahad, Practice Plus Group’s Head of Orthopaedics, explained: “Fragile bones are more likely to break, and unfortunately hardworking bones in your wrist, hip and spine are particularly vulnerable.”

ECCSA awards

Integrated Urgent Care shortlisted for prestigious awards following COVID-19 response

19 October 2020

We are delighted that our Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) call centres have been shortlisted as finalists for four prestigious awards at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards 2020 (ECCCSA 2020).

5 signs you may need an endoscopy

5 signs you may need an endoscopy

12 October 2020

An endoscopy is when a tube with a camera and a light is inserted into your body through your mouth, nose or anus to help identify and diagnose the cause of a variety of symptoms.

Nurul Ahad

Welcome Nurul Ahad, our new Medical Director

9 October 2020

Practice Plus Group Hospital, Ilford is thrilled to announce our new Medical Director, Nurul Ahad.​ Mr Ahad, who has 25 years of medical experience, has worked at our hospital as the clinical lead since 2015.

Indoor gardening

Simple ways to connect with nature more, when you can’t get out in it

16 September 2020

Nature is a powerful de-stressor, so getting out in it often is great for wellbeing and physical health. But what about those times when you just can’t get out in it? How can we benefit from nature when we can’t reach it?

Dr Asim Hasan

How I built my GP career: Dr Asim Hasan

14 September 2020

Dr Asim Hasan shares his career story - from joining as a GP trainee in 2011 to becoming the National Medical Director for Integrated Urgent Care at Care UK in less than a decade.

Toast

Breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes: Posh toast topping, Quick couscous, and Antipasti salad

2 September 2020

We’re here with more mealtime inspiration! Our ‘Breakfast, lunch and dinner’ food series is all about good food, quick food and using up whatever you have in the cupboard. Don’t have something the recipe calls for? Substitute it for something you do have.

Dog

National Dog Day: The benefits of having a furry friend

26 August 2020

Wednesday 26th August is National Dog Day, which celebrates all things canine. 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”!

Back to exercise

Returning to exercise after lockdown

18 August 2020

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.

Stay cool

Ways to stay cool at night and sleep better

11 August 2020

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. Here’s a few tips to help you claim back the night.

Measure

Obese people at higher risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19

6 August 2020

In the UK, obesity is one of the biggest health crises with 63% of adults in England being overweight or living with obesity.

Couple

Fun couples things to do in lockdown

1 June 2020

Finished your favourite series together? Watched all the films on your watch list? In our eleventh week of lockdown it’s understandable that you might be running out of ideas of what to do as a couple.

Time to stop biting your nails

Time to stop biting your nails

21 May 2020

Nail biting is a common habit that can be triggered by overstimulation and feelings of anxiety.

When a gut feeling could be a problem

When a gut feeling could be a problem

6 April 2020

April is the awareness month for both bowel cancer and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If your doctor says that you need endoscopy to investigate symptoms, you can ask to be referred to us to have your tests done.

Innovative healthcare

Why health anxiety is a medical problem

23 March 2020

The ironic thing about hypochondria is that it’s actually a medical condition itself. People with health anxiety may not be suffering from the illnesses they imagine they have but they may be suffering from a mental health condition which can seriously affect their wellbeing.

Sinusitis

What is sinusitis?

19 February 2020

Sinusitis is when your nasal passages becomes inflamed, usually due to an infection caused after a flu or cold.

Endoscopy

Your guide to endoscopy: symptoms, types, preparation and more

15 January 2020

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at the end for doctors to see the inside of your body on a television screen.

5 signs you may need knee replacement surgery

8 December 2019

More than 70,000 knee replacements took place across England and Wales last year. It is a major, yet effective and common operation and over time becomes the only way to eradicate pain and improve quality of life. How do you know when you need a knee replacement?

 Update

We are currently running at greatly reduced capacity as we continue to support our local NHS hospitals. To ensure we help as many patients as possible, in the correct order, we ask that you only call us if you have an appointment booked or you are returning a call from us. Thank you for your understanding.

Click here for more information on how we’re keeping everyone safe, or to enquire about surgery.