sharp end


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sharp end

In a health care institution, those personnel and components that work in direct contact with patients.
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It's another thing altogether to be at the sharp end.
The Scottish Government have to re-think this approach and remember who actually helps those at the sharp end.
MCLAREN racing director Eric Boullier predicts the ailing British team will soon be back fighting at the sharp end of Formula One.
And this is no reflection whatsoever on the guys at the sharp end who are out in hazardous conditions while the rest of us are safely tucked up in bed.
Cardiff student Jack Brennan witnessed the sharp end of outdated attitudes when he went for a family meal with his severely disabled sister.
Ralph Beckett's gelding was third off today's 6lb higher mark at Pontefract last time, but was always on the sharp end in a race run at a fast gallop and probably didn't see out the 2m1f.
They are also the sharp end of what can happen when social unease festers unchecked.
Treatment at the sharp end excellent I OFTEN hear criticism of the National Health Service and of poor treatment of patients.
SIX-TIME Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has again been on the sharp end of abuse from disgruntled football fans after Chelsea supporters took to social media to vent their fury at referee Chris Foy.
There we were imagining life at the sharp end of global politics was like The West Wing when it's more like an episode of Benny Hill from 1973.
The ones on the sharp end of this are being thrown to the wolves.
In Post Life The passion behind one of the biggest investors in dance, new faces at the Barber Institute and making quality wine in Birmingham In Post Property A converted church with real quality, a village house built around 1700 and life at the sharp end of the property business ||Get the Birmingham Post on your mobile phone.