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    Have a lot of people applied for medicine at your school?
    For me, it's 10
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    Hi!

    Could someone summarise the structure of the NHS and how'd they answer if they were asked at interview?

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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Hi!

    Could someone summarise the structure of the NHS and how'd they answer if they were asked at interview?

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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Hi!

    Could someone summarise the structure of the NHS and how'd they answer if they were asked at interview?

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    Haha, as the person has shown above, you're best to research that by yourself as there's so much to that single question. But if you're applying to Scottish and English medical schools, make sure you know the structure of both! They differ in structure and the government involvement is not the same for each country. NHS England has different regulators in comparison to NHS Scotland too! 😊

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by madmed16)
    Haha, as the person has shown above, you're best to research that by yourself as there's so much to that single question. But if you're applying to Scottish and English medical schools, make sure you know the structure of both! They differ in structure and the government involvement is not the same for each country. NHS England has different regulators in comparison to NHS Scotland too! 😊

    Hope this helps!
    Thanks . Yeah I thought to research it myself ahah. I've got a mock interview today and haven't really prepared much for it - I had mocks last week and haven't had the chance to prepare much for it. It's going to be very much improvised! It's both MMIs and traditional based panel interviews!

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    Thanks . Yeah I thought to research it myself ahah. I've got a mock interview today and haven't really prepared much for it - I had mocks last week and haven't had the chance to prepare much for it. It's going to be very much improvised! It's both MMIs and traditional based panel interviews!

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    Ah I see, so it was just last minute prep.

    That's good, I'm sure they'll go well!
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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Thanks . Yeah I thought to research it myself ahah. I've got a mock interview today and haven't really prepared much for it - I had mocks last week and haven't had the chance to prepare much for it. It's going to be very much improvised! It's both MMIs and traditional based panel interviews!

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    I've got one too today from the medicmentor company, it'll be my second proper MMI and first panel type interview.
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    I've got one too today from the medicmentor company, it'll be my second proper MMI and first panel type interview.
    Yeah I've got it from medicmentor too!

    It's my first experience of interview - hoping it goes well. How was your first MMI? And whereabouts your applying?

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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Yeah I've got it from medicmentor too!

    It's my first experience of interview - hoping it goes well. How was your first MMI? And whereabouts your applying?

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    Ahh, cool! What time do you have yours??

    My first MMI was actually yesterday as part of a course and I think it actually went alright, I normally freeze up and blank out during them but thankfully that didn't happen, I found that the generic questions such as 'Why choose medicine' and 'tell me about your work experience' stumbled me the most just because my answers were way too short and I didn't include much detail and examples so I'm hoping to improve on that!
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Ahh, cool! What time do you have yours??

    My first MMI was actually yesterday as part of a course and I think it actually went alright, I normally freeze up and blank out during them but thankfully that didn't happen, I found that the generic questions such as 'Why choose medicine' and 'tell me about your work experience' stumbled me the most just because my answers were way too short and I didn't include much detail and examples so I'm hoping to improve on that!
    Mine's at 4:30-6:30pm. Panel first and then MMIs.

    I'm not particularly looking forward to those questions to be honest but I've got a sort of 'good' sort of repsonse to them (so I think anyway!).

    Let's see how it goes I guess!
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    Ahh, cool! What time do you have yours??

    My first MMI was actually yesterday as part of a course and I think it actually went alright, I normally freeze up and blank out during them but thankfully that didn't happen, I found that the generic questions such as 'Why choose medicine' and 'tell me about your work experience' stumbled me the most just because my answers were way too short and I didn't include much detail and examples so I'm hoping to improve on that!

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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Mine's at 4:30-6:30pm. Panel first and then MMIs.

    I'm not particularly looking forward to those questions to be honest but I've got a sort of 'good' sort of repsonse to them (so I think anyway!).

    Let's see how it goes I guess!



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    Same Yeah, I'm just going to see how it goes and hopefully will be more prepared for the real thing. Are most of your uni's MMI's or traditional interviews?
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    This is basically for anyone whose looking for interview practise (which I'm guessing is all of you if you're on this thread ) But anyways I found this really helpful so maybe you guys might too

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oogx4-A8nvk
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Same Yeah, I'm just going to see how it goes and hopefully will be more prepared for the real thing. Are most of your uni's MMI's or traditional interviews?
    Most are MMIs - only one is traditional - so I'm really hoping I like and enjoy the MMIs! Wbu?

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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Most are MMIs - only one is traditional - so I'm really hoping I like and enjoy the MMIs! Wbu?

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    Yeah same with me, only one is traditional
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    (Original post by cookiemonster15)
    Yeah same with me, only one is traditional
    Cool. You heard anything back from any of the unis you've applied to?

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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Hi!

    Could someone summarise the structure of the NHS and how'd they answer if they were asked at interview?

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    Hello

    So the structure of the NHS is actually four separate governing bodies that are independent of the government: NHS England, Scotland and Wales, and Health and Social Care in NI (Not NHS Ireland). These are allocated block funding by Westminster through the Department for Health (which I think is dependent on the population demands on healthcare under each body), but aside from that, these are quite independent and are able to make decisions about the NHS in their own countries.

    Within these different governing bodies are different local bodies that manage health care in their local areas, called Clinical Commissioning Groups. These are made up of GPs, nurses and consultants, and they are in charge of commissioning health care in local areas (so they make all the decisions as to how local care is managed). NHS trusts are a system of interconnected hospitals, GP practices, mental health services and social care services that carry out the commissioned service from the CCGs.

    However, recently there have been talks of more devolution, that is to say that even more power should be transferred from Westminster and the Department for Health to CCGs and similar local groups. The hopes of this are that services would be even more aligned to what each region in the country needs.

    Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions
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    (Original post by Capsicle101)
    Hello

    So the structure of the NHS is actually four separate governing bodies that are independent of the government: NHS England, Scotland and Wales, and Health and Social Care in NI (Not NHS Ireland). These are allocated block funding by Westminster through the Department for Health (which I think is dependent on the population demands on healthcare under each body), but aside from that, these are quite independent and are able to make decisions about the NHS in their own countries.

    Within these different governing bodies are different local bodies that manage health care in their local areas, called Clinical Commissioning Groups. These are made up of GPs, nurses and consultants, and they are in charge of commissioning health care in local areas (so they make all the decisions as to how local care is managed). NHS trusts are a system of interconnected hospitals, GP practices, mental health services and social care services that carry out the commissioned service from the CCGs.

    However, recently there have been talks of more devolution, that is to say that even more power should be transferred from Westminster and the Department for Health to CCGs and similar local groups. The hopes of this are that services would be even more aligned to what each region in the country needs.

    Hope this helps and let me know if you have any questions
    Ah thanks so much
    I found a lot of this through my research but some of it was new to me - thank you.

    You an aspiring medic too?

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    (Original post by ultimatesword)
    Ah thanks so much
    I found a lot of this through my research but some of it was new to me - thank you.

    You an aspiring medic too?

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    Lol yeah I figured by the time I wrote this you would have researched this independently, but just in case you hadn't and for anyone else that's a bit confused, I thought I'd write it out - it's good practice for me to recall it anyways A common question they ask from this is discuss how you think you could 'fix' the NHS, so knowing this structure in conjunction to current issues facing the NHS is vital.

    Yes indeed; I applied to Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff and Bristol WBU?
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    (Original post by Capsicle101)
    Lol yeah I figured by the time I wrote this you would have researched this independently, but just in case you hadn't and for anyone else that's a bit confused, then I thought I'd write it out - it's good practice for me to recall it anyways A common question they ask from this is to they discuss how you think you could 'fix' the NHS, so knowing this structure in conjunction to current issues facing the NHS is vital.

    Yes indeed; I applied to Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff and Bristol WBU?
    Yeah that seems to be a very common question. As well as what would you do if you were secretary of state of health, would not mind that question at all lol.

    I've applied to Kings, Queen Mary, St George's and Leicester.

    Hoping it goes well for the both of us!

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    What are some very topical medical issues that they may ask us about?



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