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    (Original post by iamDev)
    They don't look at AS and gcses

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    They do say they don't look at them
    But when they look at our UCAS application there they have all information .
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    (Original post by Medic17)
    They do say they don't look at them
    But when they look at our UCAS application there they have all information .
    They do see it I guess but I don't think it contributes to whether you get an interview or not

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    (Original post by NuclearFallout)
    How long after the interview do they let you know whether you're in or not?
    2 weeks
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    (Original post by Asian5)
    2 weeks
    Thanks pretty boy
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    hi, there seems to be few things I'm misunderstanding , so can someone clarify these please..
    1) Difference between NHS trust and NHS foundation trust.
    2) CCG buying services from hospitals ; does this include NHS hospital - if so- aren't they free anyways?
    3) The NHS budget in terms of NHS England and CCG.
    4) Are CCG responsible for postcode lottery?
    I know its a lot so, thanks alot in advance too.
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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    hi, there seems to be few things I'm misunderstanding , so can someone clarify these please..
    1) Difference between NHS trust and NHS foundation trust.
    2) CCG buying services from hospitals ; does this include NHS hospital - if so- aren't they free anyways?
    3) The NHS budget in terms of NHS England and CCG.
    4) Are CCG responsible for postcode lottery?
    I know its a lot so, thanks alot in advance too.
    I think your confusing ccgs with private companies. Ccgs provide (commission) services and money to hospitals
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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    hi, there seems to be few things I'm misunderstanding , so can someone clarify these please..
    1) Difference between NHS trust and NHS foundation trust.
    2) CCG buying services from hospitals ; does this include NHS hospital - if so- aren't they free anyways?
    3) The NHS budget in terms of NHS England and CCG.
    4) Are CCG responsible for postcode lottery?
    I know its a lot so, thanks alot in advance too.
    highly doubt youll need to know all this, id wager most med students dont know this
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    (Original post by Quarrdent)
    Has anyone had to reschedule their interview and can help me with the process? I think i chose a date too far away and so i now realise that i don't want to be thinking about the interview all through my half term, when Im meant to be revising and resting.
    I did the same and idk why. I chose late March wbu?
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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    hi, there seems to be few things I'm misunderstanding , so can someone clarify these please..
    1) Difference between NHS trust and NHS foundation trust.
    2) CCG buying services from hospitals ; does this include NHS hospital - if so- aren't they free anyways?
    3) The NHS budget in terms of NHS England and CCG.
    4) Are CCG responsible for postcode lottery?
    I know its a lot so, thanks alot in advance too.
    1) I'm not actually sure about this- I think NHS foundation trusts are hospitals which are run semi-autonomously with some control of their own finances and management structures, and are a type of NHS trust (the larger group). NHS trusts (I think) include Foundation trusts as well as things like ambulance trusts.
    2) CCGs (Clinical Commisssioning groups) are involved in commissioning (i.e. allocating NHS resources and providing funds to service providers (private/public). You're right that NHS hospitals are free at the point of use but all of the services they provide cost money, which is provided by CCGs if NHS hospitals are chosen to provide certain services. Similarly, CCGs can choose private providers (like Virgin Health/BUPA) to provide NHS services- in this case too the patient will not pay directly for the treatment but these private companies are paid by general taxation funds allocated by CCGs.

    You might be confusing the above with private healthcare, which is not free and when individuals pay out of their own pocket for healthcare and thereby skip NHS queues (plus potentially obtaining a higher quality of care).

    3) Don't know exactly what the question is here- NHS england is a public body and an extension of the Department of Health ( the government body reponsible for healthcare) although it operates somewhat independently. General taxation funds are received by the government and NHS england allocates these funds to the individual CCGs which are responsible for a particular area.

    4) CCGs are somewhat responsible for a postcode lottery in that not everyone receives the same standards and access to healthcare... for example certain CCGs may pay providers to provide a specific kind of service that is not otherwise available in a different area.

    Hope this helps- I think most of it is right.
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    I've written about a medical condition very briefly explaining that I've done extra reading and also mentioned my EPQ along with several books in my Personal Statement. Does anyone know how likely it is that I'll be quizzed on any of these?
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    (Original post by ohmygoduni)
    I've written about a medical condition very briefly explaining that I've done extra reading and also mentioned my EPQ along with several books in my Personal Statement. Does anyone know how likely it is that I'll be quizzed on any of these?
    In my interview, they did not ask me anything about my EPQ
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    (Original post by Percypig17)
    1) I'm not actually sure about this- I think NHS foundation trusts are hospitals which are run semi-autonomously with some control of their own finances and management structures, and are a type of NHS trust (the larger group). NHS trusts (I think) include Foundation trusts as well as things like ambulance trusts.
    2) CCGs (Clinical Commisssioning groups) are involved in commissioning (i.e. allocating NHS resources and providing funds to service providers (private/public). You're right that NHS hospitals are free at the point of use but all of the services they provide cost money, which is provided by CCGs if NHS hospitals are chosen to provide certain services. Similarly, CCGs can choose private providers (like Virgin Health/BUPA) to provide NHS services- in this case too the patient will not pay directly for the treatment but these private companies are paid by general taxation funds allocated by CCGs.

    You might be confusing the above with private healthcare, which is not free and when individuals pay out of their own pocket for healthcare and thereby skip NHS queues (plus potentially obtaining a higher quality of care).

    3) Don't know exactly what the question is here- NHS england is a public body and an extension of the Department of Health ( the government body reponsible for healthcare) although it operates somewhat independently. General taxation funds are received by the government and NHS england allocates these funds to the individual CCGs which are responsible for a particular area.

    4) CCGs are somewhat responsible for a postcode lottery in that not everyone receives the same standards and access to healthcare... for example certain CCGs may pay providers to provide a specific kind of service that is not otherwise available in a different area.

    Hope this helps- I think most of it is right.
    Thank you so much .Also . for question 3 in the website it stated the NHS received about 107 billion ( if i recall correctly ) of which 30 billion was distributed to NHS england and other towards CCG . Whilst I understand the CCG uses this money to buy services for GP from hospital what I do not understand is what the NHS england use this 30 billion for? Is this the running cost of the hospital itself ?
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    (Original post by SonicSam)
    Thank you so much .Also . for question 3 in the website it stated the NHS received about 107 billion ( if i recall correctly ) of which 30 billion was distributed to NHS england and other towards CCG . Whilst I understand the CCG uses this money to buy services for GP from hospital what I do not understand is what the NHS england use this 30 billion for? Is this the running cost of the hospital itself ?
    I don't know exactly, but one thing I do remember is that CCGs aren't involved in commissioning primary care services (like General Practice) or more specialist services, like particular drugs that they may not have enough expertise on- these things are commissioned nationally by NHS England.
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    (Original post by glad-he-ate-her)
    Does the medical student in the room have any say in the decision or do they leave before the others make the decision?
    They have a say too, I believe.
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    They have a say too, I believe.
    That must be quite difficult for them as theyve been in our position and probably dont want to reject anyone.
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    (Original post by glad-he-ate-her)
    highly doubt youll need to know all this, id wager most med students dont know this
    I can confirm that, as a 2nd year medical student, I don't know the answers to most of those questions hahaha
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    I can confirm that, as a 2nd year medical student, I don't know the answers to most of those questions hahaha
    love your username, made me chuckle
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    (Original post by AortaStudyMore)
    I can confirm that, as a 2nd year medical student, I don't know the answers to most of those questions hahaha
    It's clear that you didn't revise Society and Health.

    (But I don't blame you - neither did I until a night before and nor do I know the answer to any of them )
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    For everyone who has had their interview, how long were your interviews?
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    (Original post by Fwong99)
    For everyone who has had their interview, how long were your interviews?
    20-25? But it varies and it was greatly emphasised that the duration does not correlate to your performance
 
 
 
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