NHS Hot Topics

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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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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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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