Application Guide 2023:
NHS Hot Topics, Current Affairs & Medicine Wider Reading For MMI Interviews 2023
A frequently-asked type of MMI medical school interview question is NHS hot topic questions about current affairs. In these, you may be asked to talk about something which you think is an essential contemporary medical issue - or you may be given one and asked to provide your thoughts. Either way, it’s important to understand some of the most frequently discussed topics.
This article expands on some of the most important hot topics for GPs and hospitals for you to know and provides links for further research so that you can look more into those that interest you. Don’t worry too much about knowing the specific details of all of these. Instead, you ought to familiarise yourself with a broad overview of some of these topics and the particular details of one or two.
In this article, you will find out and read about common medicine interview hot topics questions such as:
Important Cases in The NHS: Interview Guides
Ethics For Medicine Interviews
UCAT & Universities
NHS Hot Topics
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Antibiotic Resistance in 2023 - NHS Hot Topics
One key nhs hot topic in current affairs is antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance describes the ongoing process that leads to bacteria becoming more and more resistant to commonly used antibiotics. This happens because of natural selection. Antibiotics kill bacteria - except those which have mutations making them resistant. These then multiply and become the dominant strain.
One important example of this is MRSA: methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. This is predominantly transmitted in hospitals and is resistant to commonly used antibiotics such as penicillin. As bacteria become more resistant, we are also finding it harder to find new antibiotics that are distinct from those which have already been discovered.
This further complicates the issue.
To deal with this issue, it is important to know when to prescribe antibiotics and when not to do so. In particular, doctors ought to be cautious - only using them when needed. Patients also need to use them responsibly, always finishing the course that has been prescribed.
Further reading: WHO