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More than 300 patients including Wanstead MP John Cryer attend South Woodford practice open day

PUBLISHED: 09:40 25 October 2018 | UPDATED: 09:40 25 October 2018

From left to right: The deputy mayor of Redbridge Councillor Taifur Rashid, Chandra Patel, chair of Elmhurst PPG and John Cryer MP for Wanstead and Leyton at the open day in South Woodford.

From left to right: The deputy mayor of Redbridge Councillor Taifur Rashid, Chandra Patel, chair of Elmhurst PPG and John Cryer MP for Wanstead and Leyton at the open day in South Woodford.

Chandra Patel

The purpose of events like this is to make service users aware of the facilities and knowledge available for them to manage their condition rather than going to G.P. or hospital when it can be avoided.

From left to right: John Cryer MP for Wanstead and Leyton, Rakesh Dutta chair of Queen Mary PP, Chandra Patel, chair of Elmhurst PPG and the deputy mayor of Redbridge Councillor Taifur Rashid.From left to right: John Cryer MP for Wanstead and Leyton, Rakesh Dutta chair of Queen Mary PP, Chandra Patel, chair of Elmhurst PPG and the deputy mayor of Redbridge Councillor Taifur Rashid.

More than 300 people including Wanstead John Cryer MP attended an open day at a South Woodford medical practice.

Last Thursday (October 18) Elmhurst Practice in High Road gave patients a chance to learn about the services available to them.

The deputy mayor of Redbridge Councillor Taifur Rashid and John Cryer MP for Leyton and Wanstead both attended and said they were impressed with the event and the efforts put in by the organisers.

They said events like this are very important for the health benefits of the community.

Patients took part in tai chi at the open day at Elmhurst Practice in South Woodford. Photo: Chandra PatelPatients took part in tai chi at the open day at Elmhurst Practice in South Woodford. Photo: Chandra Patel

Chandra Patel, chair of Elmhurst Practice said that the event was another great success, and thanked all the patients for coming along.

He said that the purpose of events like this is to make service users aware of the facilities and knowledge available for them to manage their condition rather than going to G.P. or hospital when it can be avoided.

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