NHS Hot Topics

NHS hot topics for interview - A&E waiting times

NHS hot topics for interview - A&E waiting times

by Pippa Morris October 21, 2019 4 min read

As part of your medical school interview, be it a panel or multiple mini interview (MMI) circuits, it is likely that you will be asked questions about current issues affecting the healthcare services. Measuring A&E waiting times is a common tool for assessing how well a hospital is performing. It is a good indicator of whether they are correctly staffed and is one of the most common ways which patients experience the health service.

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NHS hot topics: Should the NHS be privatised?

by Giulia Bankov October 17, 2019 6 min read

Questions regarding NHS organisations, the way they operate and challenges they face, are common practice during medical school interviews. Potential medical students need to be aware of current issues with the NHS and be able to articulate answers and provide opinions on topical questions. The privatisation of the NHS has been a hot topic of discussion for a while and is a question that could very well come up at your interview, be it panel or an MMI circuit. To find out how to weigh pros and cons and structure your answer, continue reading.
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NHS hot topics: Lifestyle Diseases

by Giulia Bankov October 14, 2019 5 min read

Questions regarding topical issues related to the NHS are often asked at panel interviews and MMI circuits, as medical schools want to see that you have current knowledge on important topics regarding the country’s health system. Quizzing you on diseases of lifestyle and their impact on society and the NHS, as well as picking your brain about what can be done to solve these issues are common practice and a fair game at med school interviews and you want to be prepared if such a question were to come up. 
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NHS Hot Topics: Robotics in Healthcare

by Archetype Themes Collaborator May 13, 2019 6 min read

NHS Hot Topics are likely to come up in your medicine interviews. One hot topic that has been on the rise is Robotics in Healthcare. Here we discuss the history of robots in medicine, the advantages and disadvantages of robots in healthcare along with examples that you might see when you start your career in medicine! Learn about this NHS Hot Topics and go into your medical school interview with a clue!
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Hot Topics in Healthcare: Healthcare Tech Trends

by Archetype Themes Collaborator May 05, 2019 5 min read

In your medicine interviews, you might be asked about the latest trends in healthcare, so it is important to stay up to date! Healthcare is definitely changing and advancing in the world of technology. Here Technology Consultant, Dr Paul Grant, discusses the newest technological advancements in healthcare to help you stay informed!
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NHS Hot Topics: Irish Abortion Referendum 2018

by Marine Thizon May 02, 2019 5 min read

During your medical school interviews, you will be asked questions on hot topics in medicine. One of these questions might be based on the Irish Referendum on Abortion 2018 so we have prepared a comprehensive guide regarding the Irish Referendum to help you answer this hot topic confidently during your medicine interviews!
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NHS Hot Topics: The Charlie Gard Case

by Archetype Themes Collaborator March 07, 2019 9 min read

The Charlie Gard Case divided public opinion when It made front-page news in 2017. The emotional case surrounded baby Charlie Gard, who was afflicted by a rare metabolic condition. The case drew much media attention following the legal battle between Charlie’s parents. In this post, we will go through some of the facts of the case, the legal battles and outcomes and also reflect on the impact this sad, but historic case had on British healthcare.
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NHS Hot Topics 2019 - Opt Out Organ Donation

by Pippa Morris February 21, 2019 4 min read

A new opt-out system for organ donation will be in place in England by 2020 if approved by parliament. One already exists in Wales, where adults are presumed to be organ donors unless they have specifically recorded their decision not to be. The government has claimed that introducing a similar system in the UK will save 700 lives a year. 5,000 people are on the transplant waiting list, resulting in an estimated three people dying every day whilst waiting for an organ transplant.
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NHS Hot Topics 2019 - NHS GP Shortage

by Pippa Morris February 10, 2019 5 min read

It is important that when preparing for your medicine interview that you are knowledgeable about the issues facing the National Health Service (NHS). Through our NHS Hot Topics series, we aim to prepare students for all types of medical school interview questions. In this post, we will focus on the NHS hot topic 2019 issue, GP shortages.
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NHS Hot Topics - NHS Winter Pressures

by Giulia Bankov February 04, 2019 4 min read

NHS Winter Pressures: The winter pressures on the NHS and how the NHS is coping with the increased demand is a favourite question and very topical this time of year that might come up at your medical school interview. Whether your interview is a panel or an MMI circuit, questions regarding the NHS and the challenges it faces, are often asked during interviews. Read on for more information about how to answer this NHS Hot Topics question.
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The Impact of Brexit on NHS

by Pippa Morris January 22, 2019 5 min read

At MMI circuits, it is extremely likely that one station will be focused on your insight into medicine, so it is critical that you prepare. We’ve discussed a number of other NHS hot topics so far, but this one focuses on the impact of Brexit on the NHS.Gain insights into the NHS and Brexit to help you go into your medical school interviews prepared!
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NHS Hot Topics for Interview: Dr Bawa Garba Case

by Shivani Sharma January 09, 2019 6 min read

The Dr Bawa Garba case was a monumental case. It highlighted the pressure upon junior doctors and the detrimental impact it can have on patients. The divisive nature of the case means that universities could ask for your understanding in a medical school interview or MMI circuit. So, what do you need to know?

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NHS Hot Topics - Junior Doctor Contract and Strikes

by Shivani Sharma December 26, 2018 5 min read

Over the last few years, there has been an immense debate about the junior doctor contract and the strikes. It had a significant impact on the NHS and the public perception of junior doctors. Due to the controversial nature of this topic, it could come up as a medical school interview question.

To give you expert interview preparation, this is your NHS hot topics post to the junior doctor contract and strikes

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NHS Hot Topics for Interview - NHS Structure

by Archetype Themes Collaborator December 21, 2018 6 min read

It may seem obvious that theNHS is the ‘National Health Service’ but it has become such a large and complex organisation, doing so many different things, that it is important that you understand something about its history and how it came to be in its current state.
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NHS Hot Topics - NHS Bed Shortage

by Pippa Morris December 14, 2018 4 min read

It is important that when preparing for your medical school interview that you are knowledgeable about the issues facing the National Health Service (NHS). Through our NHS Hot Topic series, we are aiming to prepare students for all types ofinterview questions. In this post, we look at the impact a lack of funding is having on bed occupancy in hospitals.
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NHS Hot Topics: Antibiotic Resistance

by Archetype Themes Collaborator November 21, 2018 5 min read

NHS hot topics are a common interview question and in this blog post, we will be discussing antibiotic resistance to help you prepare for your medical school interview and MMI circuits.

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