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Travel-time and distance from home to work is under scrutiny.
The current case involves the time taken for non-residential
on-call staff to arrive in work in the case of an emergency
. As we become increasingly aware of the need to reduce our
carbon-footprint, perhaps such a review should not only
consider the safety implications of long commutes, but also
the environmental ramifications.
 Dobson R. Hospitals urged to review how far key emergency
staff live from work. BMJ 2009;339:b5674
MJ cycles to work thrice
No competing interests
14 January 2010
Matthew J Jackson
University Hospital of South Manchester, Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road, Manchester, M23 9LT