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Doctors and nurses of tomorrow have been given a unique insight into the medical world at The University of Sheffield’s Fact or Fiction of Medicine workshop.

The event helped more than 100 youngsters from the Sheffield Outreach and Access to Medicine Scheme distinguish between what they see on TV and what life is really like as a healthcare professional.

School pupils involved were also given the opportunity to learn how to measure blood pressure and temperatures and how to conduct CPR.

Amy Horton, event organiser, said: “Fact or Fiction is the first opportunity for new Year 9 students to find out what the day-to-day role of a doctor really involves.

“It’s always great to see them getting stuck in and having a go at some key clinical skills such as giving injections and CPR, and working alongside our current medical students.”