One Healthcare News


Consultant ENT Surgeon Miss Codruta Neumann and ENT Masterclass

  Ms Codruta Neumann has been a member of ENT Masterclass faculty since 2014 and this autumn she was very busy lecturing around the world.   ENT Masterclass is a training organisation that delivers ENT teaching for free to more than 2,500 healthcare professionals worldwide.  Ear nose and throat surgeons, general practitioners and senior nurses…


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at home and in the workplace with Mr Chris James

  Mr Chris James, Consultant Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital explains more on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, along with treatment options available at the hospital.   What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is extremely common and affects up to 10% of the UK adult population. It usually presents with…


Treatment of back pain in primary care. Red flags and top tips for referral

  Mr Dimpu Bhagawati Consultant Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon MA (Oxon) MBBS (Lond) MRCS (Eng) MSc (Lond) FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)   What would be a primary care first line treatment recommendation for back pain?   Reassurance Simply analgesia Activity medication Physiotherapy If the pain persists and is causing severe disability it may require onward…


Is it time to get your hearing tested? Hearbase can help

  Hearbase is Kent’s largest independent hearing company.  For more than 25 years they have delivered quality hearing and balance services from a range of locations in East Kent and South East London.  Hearbase are now based at One Ashford Hospital, providing free hearing tests for anyone who has concerns with their hearing.  Hearbase apply…


Menopause Clinic Launches at One Ashford Hospital

  One Ashford Hospital is pleased to launch its new Menopause Clinic, led by Miss Choy Lee, Consultant Gynaecologist   Women go through menopause when their ovaries stop producing eggs, along with the sex hormones oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone.  Sometimes known as ‘the change in life’, the average age of the menopause in the UK…


What is Psoriasis? by Consultant Dermatologist, Dr Tee Wei Siah

To mark World Psoriasis Day on Tuesday 29th October 2019, we asked Dr Tee Wei Siah, Consultant Dermatologist at One Hatfield Hospital, to tell us more about this condition.  Psoriasis is more than just a skin condition, and it can affect people physically and psychologically. Although there is no cure for psoriasis, it is important to remember…


Urolift System available for the treatment of enlarged prostate

  The UroLift transprostatic implant is a clinically proven treatment for bothersome urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia).  The UroLift System treatment is a straightforward procedure that is performed by a Consultant Urologist.  Surgical treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) can be broadly classified as shrinking (injection of steam, prostatic artery embolisation ), resection…


Breast Reconstruction with Mr Hyder Ridha

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.  It is estimated that around a quarter of the women diagnosed with breast cancer each year in England undergo a mastectomy.  Of…


World Menopause Day 2019 with Miss Choy Lee

  October 18th is World Menopause Day.  The first World Menopause Day started on October 18th, 2016 one year after the publication of the first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of the menopause by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.  Since then, World Menopause Day has been held on October 18th every year.  …


Mr Bal Dhinsa discusses common foot & ankle injuries in amateur athletes

Mr Bal Dhinsa, Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon at One Ashford Hospital addresses common foot and ankle injuries which are often seen with amateur athletes.    Lateral Ligament Injury This typically occurs when the foot is rolled inwards, either from a mis-step or following a tackle. The injury tends to be worse if the foot…