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Never mind the Weather! National Locums raises more than £1,000 for Oxford Children’s Hospital

It was windy and rainy, but a little unseasonal weather couldn’t put the dampeners on a team of seven runners from Milton Keynes medical recruitment agency National Locums, who all completed the Ox5Run, the annual fundraising event for Oxford Children’s Hospital, on Sunday, 29 March. (more…)

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Accident & Emergency is the NHS front line – constantly under pressure, scrupulously monitored against the four-hour waiting time target, and regularly the subject of heated political debate across the floor of the House of Commons.

On top of that, many new doctors who have experienced a spell in A&E as part of their training, opt to continue their careers in the calmer environments of the GP surgery or general medicine. Hardly surprising, when A&E bears so much similarity to the military front line – stressful, challenging and demanding a willingness by medical staff to face up to, and deal with, risk. (more…)