Interview Hot Topics: NHS Funding

There are many challenges facing the NHS, from an ageing population to evolving healthcare needs. This blog will focus on a key challenge: NHS funding. ‘Underfunded’ is a word many people use to describe the NHS. The demand for NHS services is increasing year on year, so the problem of “underfunding” is actually caused by…

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WAYS TO WELLBEING

One of the things about student life or studying Medicine in particular is that it can be stressful at times, there’s no denying that. With Medicine, I don’t think anybody fully appreciates the sheer extent of information that you’re expected to intake, until they’re actually there. I’m only in my fourth week, but keeping up…

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GIVING BACK MORE…

I’ve been recently asked by Eventbrite to reflect on the topic of giving back. This is something we should all take a step back and think about; when was the last time each of us did something to help others in need? There’s so much misfortune all over the globe and quite often we find ourselves turning…

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GLIOBLASTOMA & BLINDNESS

A glioblastoma is type of cancerous brain tumour. Despite securing a medical school place the I do still want to continue volunteering at my local hospice which I have been doing for over 2 years now. It has been a very rewarding experience and helped me to develop a lot of skills. Every so often,…

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FIBROMYALGIA: THE HIDDEN TORMENT

By Bethany Evans Fibromyalgia is an invisible chronic illness. An invisible illness is a condition that doesn’t have noticeable symptoms and a chronic illness is a condition that is long lasting (usually over 3 months).

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BALLOONS & THE BRAIN | Q&A 🎈

With Emma (Balloons & The Brain) What mental illness do you have? General anxiety disorder, recurrent depression and borderline personality disorder. 2 years ago I received the official diagnosis of GAD and recurrent depression – these were of no surprise. I always had the symptoms of anxiety, just never knew exactly what was going on…

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A HEART-TO-HEART ❤️

I think a piece about the heart is due seeing as Valentine’s Day has just passed us. Isn’t the heart a fascinating organ. I mean thinking about it really, it’s just sat there inside you faithfully pumping blood for you, your entire life. Every other organ takes a break every once in a while, even…

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“HEALTH TOURISM IS COSTING THE NHS BILLIONS!”

This is a title I grabbed from a Daily Mail article. Now, on the outset this seems like a major catastrophe and anyone would be concerned that it could indeed be ‘health tourism’ that’s causing all the problems of underfunding and shortage of resources in the NHS. But is it really? And is health tourism…

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THE NHS: UNDERFUNDED, UNDERDOCTORED & OVERSTRETCHED

By Let’s Talk Medicine The NHS has been under public scrutiny recently more than ever before. Why is this? Is it because people are using the NHS in a wreckless manner? Are these attempts to establish a national private health care service? Or is it because as a nation we are not educated enough on…

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OBESITY – A GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

The number of people who are considered clinically obese has actually tripled in the last 25 years, making obesity a growing concern for doctors and health professionals. Obesity is also becoming more frequently seen amongst children. I would like to take a step back and think about some of the reasons why obesity has increased…

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NURSE WAS ACCUSED OF CONCEALING SYMPTOMS OF EBOLA 

Today I came across this article about the possibility of an Ebola nurse having hidden the high temperature of an Ebola survivor. I’m not planning on commenting on the accuracy of these claims, because I’m clearly in no position to make a judgement on the case. The article itself doesn’t specify whether the claims are…

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