NHS Hot Topics

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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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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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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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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