Laughter is the best medicine

Left to Right: Shinwell Medical Group staff Trish Muncaster, Elsie Harris, Hugo Minney, Dr Joseph Chandy, Dr Oliver Barnsley, Lynne Burley and Becks Duncanson
Left to Right: Shinwell Medical Group staff Trish Muncaster, Elsie Harris, Hugo Minney, Dr Joseph Chandy, Dr Oliver Barnsley, Lynne Burley and Becks Duncanson

DOCTORS are inviting jokers to tickle their funny bone in aid of Comic Relief.

The Shinwell Medical Group based in Horden and Peterlee wants to hear patients’ best Doctor Doctor gags.

The practice is challenging people to leave their best rib-ticklers on their Facebook page and will donate 10p to Comic Relief for every one.

Next Friday, staff will greet patients to its practice in Fourth Street, Horden, and Peterlee Medical Centre, in Peterlee town centre, wearing the charity’s novelty red noses.

Dr Oliver Barnsley, from the practice, said: “We’re delighted at Shinwell Medical Group to give our support to Comic Relief.

“It is a fantastic charity. And smiling and laughing is definitely good for your health!”

To leave your Doctor Doctor joke search for Shinwell Medical Group on Facebook and click on Discussions to find the jokes page.

Gags will be counted up to midnight on Friday, March 18, and the medical group will contribute up to a maximum of 5,000 jokes at £500.