NHS Hot Topics

COVID-19 - Impact on patients

COVID-19 - Impact on patients

by Andres Mandol February 23, 2021

With any hot topic question in a medical school interview, consider the perspectives of the public, patients and healthcare professionals. Here's how COVID-19 has affected patients in the UK.
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COVID-19 - Criticisms of the UK Government’s Response

COVID-19 - Criticisms of the UK Government’s Response

by Andres Mandol February 23, 2021

In our previous posts, we reviewed the overall response to the pandemic and considered what the UK government did well. For a balanced opinion, let's dive into what the UK government could have improved!
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COVID-19 - What the UK Government did right

COVID-19 - What the UK Government did right

by Andres Mandol February 23, 2021

We've looked at how the UK handled the pandemic - now, this blog explores what parts of the government's response to COVID-19 were the strongest.
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COVID-19 - How the UK Handled the Pandemic

COVID-19 - How the UK Handled the Pandemic

by Andres Mandol February 22, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a uniquely challenging situation for governments around the world.  In this blog we go over the UK governments response!
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COVID-19 - Anti-Lockdown

COVID-19 - Anti-Lockdown

by Andres Mandol February 19, 2021

In this blog, we explore why the lockdown might NOT have been the best choice to handle the COVID-19 pandemic - a popular NHS Hot Topic!
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COVID-19 - Pro-Lockdown

COVID-19 - Pro-Lockdown

by Andres Mandol February 19, 2021

Was the lockdown the appropriate response for COVID-19? In this blog, we explore the reasons why a lockdown was a good idea to handle the pandemic.
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COVID-19 - Introduction

COVID-19 - Introduction

by Andres Mandol February 19, 2021

Confused by COVID-19? Let's discuss the essential information you need to understand: Pathogens, pandemics and names used to refer to the virus and the disease!
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COVID-19 - A Complete Overview

by Andres Mandol February 12, 2021

Within the last year, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the world with regards to health, economics, ethics and politics. There is a lot of information out there about COVID-19: here's what you need to know for interviews!
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NHS Hot Topics for Medical School Interview

NHS Hot Topics for Medical School Interview

by Andres Mandol February 01, 2021

There are a multitude of NHS topics present at medical school interviews, both in panels and MMIs.  We've compiled a list of some of the most frequently discussed NHS hot topics at interviews that we have explored in detail.  Take a look and use this as a reference for the NHS hot topics you should be familiar with!

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NHS hot topics for interview - A&E waiting times

NHS hot topics for interview - A&E waiting times

by Pippa Morris October 21, 2019

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

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

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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