NHS Hot Topics

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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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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