'We love Rolle Surgery' patients stride out to raise cash for a heart monitor for the practice

PUBLISHED: 09:00 03 May 2015

Gerald Smith and Will Beaton who walked from Exeter to Exmouth in aid of Rolle Surgery are greeted by George Alexander, Colin Rogers, Barbara Rogers and Ann Membury. Ref exe 4133-17-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Gerald Smith and Will Beaton who walked from Exeter to Exmouth in aid of Rolle Surgery are greeted by George Alexander, Colin Rogers, Barbara Rogers and Ann Membury. Ref exe 4133-17-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Two Rolle Surgery patients walked from Exeter to Exmouth to raise funds for the surgery's patient group.

Gerald Smith and Will Beaton raised more than £500, which will go towards buying a new heart monitor for the practice.

The 24-hour monitor will allow GPs to keep track of their patients’ heart rate over a longer period, giving them a more accurate reading.

Bob Bryant, chairman of the Rolle Patient Group, said: “It’s all about getting the patients to be more interested in themselves.

“When you go in to have your heart rate taken, the stress of the test can give a false result. These monitors will allow GPs to keep an eye on the heart rate over 24 hours.”

The Rolle Patient Group will have a stall at Exmouth Hospital League of Friends’ fete later this year to help raise funds.

A meeting is being held at Rolle Surgery on May 12 by the group to discuss further educational activities and fundraisers.

Any patients of the practice who wish to attend the event at 10.30am are welcome.

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