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Before the pandemic really struck, a spotlight was already being shone on the stark inequities of the social determinants of health in England. Marmot’s Health Equity in England Report, published the same month as the first confirmed cases of Covid-19 in the UK, made for bleak reading: since 2010, life expectancy has stalled nationally (for the first time since 1900) and has even declined for the most deprived groups in society. Boys and girls born into the poorest ten percent of the population are expected to live 19 fewer years in good health than if they were born in the richest 10%. Covid-19 is already widening these stark inequalities, dispelling the myth espoused by the government, of the virus as a “great leveller.”

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Being a doctor is sometimes scary, sometimes joyful, sometimes sad and all the time fulfilling. Join me on my journey as a first year doctor. Join me on my challenges, my triumphs and my moments of reflection.

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Trading privacy for a leap in scientific progress?

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The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak’s plan to offer discounts for diners, seemingly promises a ‘kickstart’ to the British economy. The government will subsidize diners’ bills at participating restaurants, between Mondays and Wednesdays in August. The scheme is part of the Conversatives’ attempt to ‘protecting, creating, and retaining jobs.’ Although a somewhat ‘thoughtful’ gesture in the imminently declining economy, the campaign seems distasteful in improving the health of the nation.

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What would you tell yourself if you could travel back in time to 2019? Probably to warn everyone about COVID-19. But you might also want to give yourself advice any regrets that you may have. Read this post about how changes to your mindset today can benefit your future.

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Best tips to choose four medical schools for a successful university application

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Being a doctor is sometimes scary, sometimes joyful, sometimes sad and all the time fulfilling. Join me on my journey as a first year doctor. Join me on my challenges, my triumphs and my moments of reflection.

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Breaking Bad News During Isolation

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Weekly blogs supporting new doctors who are about to work on the front-line during the coronovirus pandemic.

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Being a doctor is sometimes scary, sometimes joyful, sometimes sad and all the time fulfilling. Join me on my journey as a first year doctor. Join me on my challenges, my triumphs and my moments of reflection.

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Coronavirus is set to have a huge impact on medical education. Here's what's going on and what med students can do about it.

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Dual-site robotic surgery has been undertaken for a patient with synchronous primary malignancies. Is this another success story for robotics in surgery?

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A collection of my thoughts and tips on how to go about seeking work experience related to medicine and how to make the most of any experience you have.

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This blog suggests different ways of utilising opportunities at medical school in order to get involved in research projects. We then discuss how to publish your work and some of the benefits of doing so.

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Here are some important questions that I think are worth asking yourself when deciding to apply to Medicine. I have included a few 'deal-breakers' and a few reasons why Medicine is a great career choice!

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