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NHS Hot Topics, Current Affairs & Medicine Wider Reading For MMI Interviews 2023

<p class="font_8"><a href=""><strong>Dr. Akash Gandhi&nbsp;</strong></a></p>
<p class="font_8">Medicine Admissions Expert</p>

Dr. Akash Gandhi 

Medicine Admissions Expert


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

  1. 👉🏻 The Charlie Gard Case

  2. 👉🏻 The Bawa Garba Case

  3. 👉🏻 The Harold Shipman Case

  4. 👉🏻 The Archie Battersbee Case

  5. 👉🏻 Andrew Wakefield & The MMR Scandal

  6. 👉🏻 The Lucy Letby Case

  7. 👉🏻 The Shropshire Maternity Scandal

  8. 👉🏻 The Francis Reports & Mid Staffordshire Failings

Ethics For Medicine Interviews

  1. 👉🏻 Euthanasia & Assisted Dying in the UK

  2. 👉🏻 Organ Donation & Organ Transplant Dilemmas

  3. 👉🏻 Abortion in the UK

  4. 👉🏻 Confidentiality in Health Care

  5. 👉🏻 Gillick Competence & Fraser Guidelines

  6. 👉🏻 Sympathy vs Empathy in Medicine Interviews

  7. 👉🏻 Capacity in Medicine Interviews

UCAT & Universities

  1. 👉🏻 How To Prevent UCAT Burnout

  2. 👉🏻 The Ultimate Guide To Reflective Practice in the UCAT

  3. 👉🏻 How To Create A UCAT Revision Timetable

  4. 👉🏻 UCAT Test Day: Top Tips

  5. 👉🏻 Where To Apply With A Low UCAT Score

  6. 👉🏻 How To Pick Your UCAT Exam Date

  7. 👉🏻 Verbal Reasoning Top Tips

  8. 👉🏻 The EPQ: Ultimate Guide

  9. 👉🏻 UK Medical School: International Fees & Costs

  10. 👉🏻 How Much Does It Cost To Become A Doctor In The UK?

  11. 👉🏻 How Much Do Vets Earn In The UK?

  12. 👉🏻 Best Books To Read For A Dentistry Application

NHS Hot Topics

  1. 👉🏻 Junior Doctor Strikes in the UK

  2. 👉🏻 Junior Doctor Contract Issues in the UK

  3. 👉🏻 Nursing Strikes in the UK

  4. 👉🏻 NHS GP Shortage in the UK

  5. 👉🏻 7 Day NHS

  6. 👉🏻 NHS Medical Apprenticeship Programme

  7. 👉🏻 NHS Core Values

  8. 👉🏻 BAME Staff in the NHS

  9. 👉🏻 Whistleblowing in the NHS

  10. 👉🏻 NHS Postcode Lottery

  11. 👉🏻 QALYs: The Ultimate Guide

  12. 👉🏻 Privatisation of the NHS

  13. 👉🏻 Ageing Population in the NHS

  14. 👉🏻 NHS Longterm Plan

  15. 👉🏻 NHS Winter Pressures & Bed Shortages


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