Surgery paintings raise blood pressure

A GP surgery removed risqué nude paintings amid fears they were raising patients' blood pressures. Doctors at the Stowhealth centre in Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, had been hoping to raise the ambiance of their practise with striking artwork.

A GP surgery removed risqué nude paintings amid fears they were raising patients' blood pressures.

Doctors at the Stowhealth centre in Violet Hill Road, Stowmarket, had been hoping to raise the ambiance of their practise with striking artwork.

But the centre, has found parts of the latest exhibition are just too naughty and are raising blood pressures instead.

Dr Louise Skioldebrand, a GP and partner, said: “When the body snatchers art group hung the work they did so during the evening when there were no patients around.

“The art group had hung one of the more risqué pictures just above the blood pressure machine which we decided was probably not the best place for it. It was a drawing of a well endowed woman.

“We have to be sensitive to patients needs. We want to lift the atmosphere of the building for staff and visitors, there is not much in the way of art in Stowmarket.”

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Rosy Ferguson, an artist with the Body Snatchers group based at Bury St Edmunds, said: “Some images are a little strong for the more elderly patients.”

The art, which went on display at the end of last month, continues until March. The body snatcher exhibition can be viewed at the surgery Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.30pm.

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