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Filler Christmas 2008: Music

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BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 18 December 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2723
  1. Mike Sinclair, retired consultant anaesthetist, Festival Medical Services, Wells, Somerset,
  2. David W Pigott, consultant anaesthetist, Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford,
  3. Katherine N Carpenter, consultant clinical neuropsychologist, Russell Cairns Unit, Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, John Radcliffe Hospital
  1. mikesinclair{at}

Festival Medical Services is a charitable trust that provides music festivals throughout the United Kingdom with doctors, nurses, paramedics, first aiders, and other trained medical and administrative staff. One of the authors (MS) is the coordinator for the Festival Medical Services “pit crew.” This team provides a resuscitation facility for the audience at the two main stages at Glastonbury and Reading festivals as well as a triage system to sort or treat people who need medical attention. The team follows the advice of the Third Annual Rock Concert Safety Survey Report published by Crowd Management Strategies in February …

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