GPs take on gruelling charity assault course

The four GPs outside the surgery
The four GPs outside the surgery

Four doctors from a Kings Langley surgery are taking part in a challenging assault course to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, after one of their colleagues contracted the disease.

Dr David Turner, of The Nap Surgery, was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) earlier this year and had to take sudden early retirement from the practice on medical grounds

Four of his fellow GPs – Deborah Kerr, Mark Brownfield, Caroline Knowlden and Cemile Made – are now planning to take part in the Rock Solid challenge at Silverstone Woodlands, near Buckingham, on September 19, to raise funds for the MND Association.

Dr Kerr said: “Our hope is to raise as much as possible. We are a well respected practice, and Dr Turner was well liked by numerous patients.

“We are running a challenging 10k assault course for Motor Neurone Disease Association because we wish to show our support for Dr David Turner.

“We are hoping that our patients may see this and donate.”

Dr Turner first qualified as a Registered General Nurse, then decided he wanted to pursue a career in medicine, which he achieved as a mature student.

He joined the Kings Langley surgery as a GP registrar and has been an integral part of the practice ever since.