Debate: Is it ever acceptable for doctors to go on strike?

Whether you’re working in the medical industry, training to join the sector, or are a member of the public you could hardly fail to notice the doctor strikes that occurred in 2016. The junior doctor strikes over contracts caused disruption…

Debate: Should contraceptives be given to under 16?

There are numerous debates raging on contraceptives but one of the most important ones is whether they should be freely available to those under the age of 16. As someone in the medical profession, where do you stand on the argument? In the…

Debate: Should euthanasia be considered acceptable?

The subject of assisted suicide and euthanasia is highly controversial both in medical circles and the wider population. Advocates on both sides of the debate make a compelling argument supporting their viewpoint, but how does the medical profession…

Debate: Should the NHS fund treatment for smokers?

With the NHS facing budget issues and rising costs to ensure it has the necessary resources and staff in place to efficiently care for its patients, it should be no surprise that cuts to treatment are being proposed. Among the more radical proposals…

Does the beginning of gene editing hail a new sector for medicine?

Last year marked the start of medical teams in the US undertaking experiments in gene editing. With scientists around the world pushing boundaries with the latest research, it’s almost inevitable that gene editing will become commonplace within…

How is the intelligent iKnife transforming surgery?

The innovative iKnife was developed a few years but it’s still making big waves within the industry and is set to continue having an impact on how surgeries are conducted. The revolutionary knife tells surgeons immediately whether the tissue…

The guide to the incoming new national exam for medical students

If you’ve been keeping up to date with medical education news, you could not miss the announcement that the exams medical students sit are going to be changes in a few years. The national exam would change the way doctors are trained and could…

Understanding the different medical school teaching styles

Each medical school in the UK has its own way of teaching its students and helping them build the skills they need. Which one best matches your personal learning style will vary and there are pros and cons to each option. Picking out the right…

Understanding the different organisations in UK medical sector

There are so many different organisations involved in the UK medical sector that it can be confusing to understand what each of them does, what they’re responsible for, and the influence they have. If you’re baffled by the number of organisations,…