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4 Pillars of Medical Ethics: Consent and Young People

28th November 2018

Consent from a patient is vital before any examination or test is performed on a patient or any treatment is given, and as such the issue of consent is a crucial one to consider when observing medical ethics.  For young children, parents can give consent on behalf of the child. In adults, the patient is…

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NHS Hot Topics: Migrant Entitlement to NHS Services

6th February 2018

How much do you know about migrant entitlement to NHS services? In this NHS Hot Topics blog, we explore the Immigration Act, ‘health tourism’ and how migrants can access healthcare services provided by the NHS. Preparing for your interview? Book a space on one of our last few Interview Courses! Definitions Migrant – a person…

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NHS Hot Topics 2017: Confidentiality

2nd January 2018

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017-18! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news from this year in detail. Want expert interview preparation? Try our one-day Interview Course! What is confidentiality? Confidentiality is one of the core duties of a doctor towards their patients. This is set out by…

NHS Hot Topics 2017: Mental Health

19th December 2017

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news or ethical issues surrounding a topic in detail. Want expert interview preparation? Try our one-day Interview Course! Mental health is a growing issue in today’s society, with 1 in 6 people experiencing a common mental…

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NHS Hot Topics 2017-18: A&E Waiting Times

18th December 2017

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017-18! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news from 2017-18 in detail. Want expert interview preparation? Try our one-day Interview Course! What is A&E? Accident & Emergency (A&E), also known as the Emergency Department (ED), is a department within a hospital that is…

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NHS Hot Topics 2017: Abortion

12th December 2017

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news or ethical issues surrounding a topic in detail. Want expert interview preparation? Try our one-day Interview Course! Why do I need to understand this topic? 1 in 3 women will have an abortion. Therefore, it…

NHS Hot Topics 2017: NHS Funding

5th December 2017

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news from this year in detail. Want expert interview preparation? Try our one-day Interview Course! There are many challenges facing the NHS, from an ageing population to evolving healthcare needs. This blog will focus on a…

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NHS Hot Topics 2017: Primary Care Pressures

23rd November 2017

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news from this year in detail. Want expert interview preparation? Try our one-day Interview Course! In a Nutshell It is well documented that the demand on GP practices is increasing, not least because of increasing patient…

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NHS Hot Topics: Antibiotic Resistance

21st November 2017

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news from this year in detail. Want expert interview preparation? Try our one-day Interview Course! In a Nutshell Since the early 2000s, the paradigm shift of pharmaceutical companies from producing essential antibiotics to more “fashionable” treatments…

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NHS Hot Topics 2017: Ageing Population

15th November 2017

Welcome to our new series on NHS Hot Topics 2017! These blogs will cover one recent piece of medical news from this year in detail. An ageing population is a population in which the median age is increasing due to rising life expectancy. This trend is common amongst more economically developed countries. An ageing population…

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