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Most-MI patients at Dr Sue Potter's practice can take a weekly stroll with her as part of an exercise referral scheme.

Dr Potter and several staff at the Moss Grove practice in Dudley, West Midlands, have been

trained by the British Heart Foundation and local cardiac service Action Health in how to be a walk-leader.

The practice now runs

several walks a week, which are attended by around 10 patients each time.

Dr Potter said: 'Most people are scared of exercise, but if they realise this is on their doorstep it is easy to persuade people it's going to do them good.'

Patients can be referred through the surgery's exercise programme or can sign up for the walks themselves.

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