GP organises conga to raise money for Unicef

A Middlesex GP organised a 'crazy healthcare conga' in a supermarket to raise money for Unicef.

GPs, NHS managers, surgeons, opticians, pharmacists, patients and the local Mayor took part.

Dr Shanker Vijay, a GP at Hillview Surgery, ran a ‘flu clinic with a twist’ before the conga, which saw 600 patients vaccinated in 15 minutes.

Afterwards, they were given a chance to record a video clip for the practice’s YouTube channel or leave feedback on the practice via NHS Choices.  

Dr Vijay said: ‘In GP land it’s very easy to be negative about the future and about challenges, but the day felt very inspirational and made you feel that anything is possible with good teamwork.'

So far the event has raised £1,500, but Dr Vijay hopes to raise more. ‘I hope the video of the conga will make people smile and encourage them to donate,’ he said.

Donations can be made at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/hillviewsurgery

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register

Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

Breast pain - red flag symptoms

Breast pain - red flag symptoms

Breast pain in women and men has a variety of possible causes, from prescription...

Workload crisis looms as GPs prepare for biggest flu campaign ever and winter COVID spike

Workload crisis looms as GPs prepare for biggest flu campaign ever and winter COVID spike

GPs face a surge in workload over the coming months as the government rolls out the...

11-day delay for mandatory face coverings will endanger lives, doctors warn

11-day delay for mandatory face coverings will endanger lives, doctors warn

Government plans to make face coverings mandatory in shops from 24 July should be...

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

Coronavirus: Key guidance GPs need to know about COVID-19

GPonline provides an overview of the key guidance relating to coronavirus, including...

GPs warned over prescribing beyond their competence as hospitals shift workload

GPs warned over prescribing beyond their competence as hospitals shift workload

GPs must resist pressure to prescribe medication outside their competence and push...

Government clarifies how GPs should handle COVID-19 test results

Government clarifies how GPs should handle COVID-19 test results

GPs have been reassured they do not need to follow up COVID-19 tests amid confusion...