Library scheme brings in cash for charity
The job of a health service is to promote health and relieve suffering from ill health and disability. This is what is delivered when patients attend their GP surgery.
But our health centre offers rather more. When patients attend our surgery they come armed with bags of books, which are put on a shelf and sold for £2. Patients buy the books, read them while waiting for an appointment and bring them back for resale once they have finished them.
Every month we collect about £100, which we donate to Macmillan Cancer Support.
From Dr Anita Sharma, Oldham, Lancashire