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COVID-19 NHS Hot Topic – Ventilators

30th April 2020

  Welcome to a special COVID-19 edition of NHS Hot Topics. Here we dissect an issue that affects the NHS in the current COVID-19 pandemic. This week we are looking at ventilators. What is a ventilator? Ventilators take over a person’s breathing when their lungs are failing to do so. It does this by forcing…

5 Pressures the NHS Faces This Winter

5th December 2019

The NHS is under increasing pressure year upon year, but winter is the time when the pinch is felt most. With the cold comes flu season, and with more people being admitted to hospital, there can be a lack of beds. Staff shortages are felt even more keenly during this time of increased pressure. Here…

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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…

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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…

NHS Hot Topics- Primary Care Pressures

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…

NHS Hot Topics- Ageing Population

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…

NHS Hot Topics- Organ Donation

NHS Hot Topics 2017: Organ Donation

7th 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. The discussion around organ donation is not a new one, but is certainly topical and could potentially be the theme of a medical school interview question or group-based discussion. It…

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