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

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