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Twenty-four final year medical students at Oxford University have volunteered to join the NHS effort to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital

The group started their roles supporting patients in the Emergency Department (ED) at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford on Friday 20 March. They have been deployed to non-medical roles within the department, and will assist with several important, basic clinical administrative roles. Their recruitment, induction and rostering have been carried out at a fast pace, but the students have risen to the challenge  and are already settling into their placements.

Following training they will be working in the department’s reception area, directing patients, and working alongside nursing teams to perform blood tests, and other diagnostic investigations, such as ECGs.

Read the full story on the University of Oxford website