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COVID-19 Weekly Update: 23rd – 29th March 2020

30th March 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 23rd – 29th March 2020 Welcome to the COVID-19 weekly update. Every Monday we summarise the key events that have happened in the previous week in this pandemic. We will give you a rundown of what’s going on in the UK and the major events globally. This week’s key statistics UK cases…

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How To Use Past Papers Effectively During Lockdown

27th March 2020

  With the exam cancelled, you may be thinking: what do I do with the revision timetables, notes and flashcards? Before you considering throwing them out, consider whether you may want to sit your exam if you are not happy with your results in July.   Past papers and mark schemes are often overlooked by students…

Voluntary Work to Medicine

Applying COVID-19 Voluntary Work to Medicine

26th March 2020

  With COVID-19 putting a halt to many students’ planned work experience, you may be wondering, what next? The answer: volunteering! Whether it’s volunteering to distribute medications for local pharmacies or ringing to check on isolated people, there are plenty of ways to get involved and demonstrate some very key skills needed for medicine.  If…

NHS Capacity: Coping with COVID-19

25th March 2020

NHS capacity is something we keep hearing about at the moment, but what is it in relation to the current COVID-19 outbreak? Why is not breaching it so important? Since December, COVID-19 has gone from a localised disease outbreak in one region of China to a full-scale, global pandemic. In the last few days, despite…

Revision stress

5 Tips to Beat COVID-19 Revision Stress

24th March 2020

  Due to COVID-19, upcoming examinations have been cancelled. However, you may find that upon receiving your results in July, you aren’t happy with the grades you receive. The government has stated students will be allowed to sit exams to try and attain better results.  In which case, it is important that you stay on…

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 16th – 22nd March 2020

23rd March 2020

COVID-19 Weekly Update: 16th – 22nd March 2020 Welcome to the first COVID-19 weekly update. Every Monday we will summarise the key events that have happened in the previous week in this pandemic. We will give you a rundown of what’s going on in the UK as well as major global events. This week’s key…

Key Medical News Stories: 19th March 2020

19th March 2020

Welcome to the last edition of the medical news. Every 2 weeks we have been bringing you key healthcare topics that have recently been under the microscope. This week’s topics: Global Response to COVID-19 HIV Drug PrEP Available on the NHS Vaccine Against COVID-19 Enters Testing Global Measures to Curb COVID-19 As it approaches almost…

NHS Hot Topic: Vaccinations

12th March 2020

Welcome to NHS Hot Topics! Every two weeks we dissect national and global health news that affects the NHS. This week’s topic is vaccinations. Vaccinations are an important public health issue. There are currently 13 routine childhood vaccines administered in the UK which protect against many diseases that were once prevalent in the population. Not…

Key Medical News Stories: 5th March 2020

5th March 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of the medical news. Every 2 weeks we bring you key healthcare topics that have recently been under the microscope. This week’s topics: Faster access to medical cannabis Gut toxin linked to bowel cancer COVID-19 pandemic potential Faster Access to Medical Cannabis The government has announced that patients needing medical…

3 Medical Netflix Docuseries To Watch

28th February 2020

Netflix has shows on pretty much anything you could want to watch, and recently there have been some great medicine-related documentary series on the streaming service. If you are intrigued by the wider field, the application of medicine or the latest at the forefront of the field, these docuseries will definitely not disappoint! From the…

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