Nurses and doctors are accustomed to working through the night without fanfare, but on millennium eve their hectic schedule was captured for posterity by photographers.

Snapshots of the big night at the University Hospital of Wales' accident and emergency department are included in a book of photographs of Britain at the turn of the century. GMT 2000 is intended to create a 'definitive photographic record' capturing the spirit of the country over the 10 days and nights leading to new year's day.

Photographer David Hurn was given free rein over how to portray the night - his choice was to rush across Cardiff from a Manic Street Preachers concert to join staff in the A&E department at five minutes to midnight. The department dealt with 670 patients on new year's eve and new year's day.

GMT 2000 - a portrait of Britain at the turn of the millennium.

HarperCollins Illustrated. 0870-900 2050.£6.99