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Thinking Allowed - Cities under siege and professional boundaries

Updated Wednesday 4th January 2012

Cities under siege and uniforms, setting status and professional boundaries in hospital settings are the focus of the first Thinking Allowed of 2012  

Laurie Taylor will be talking about the militarisation of cities with the OU's very own Dr Melissa Butcher as well as Newcastle University's Professor Stephen Graham in the first episode of Thinking Allowed for 2012. He will also be discussing uniforms, status and professional boundaries in hospital settings with Stephen Timmons.

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