What can you tell us about COVID-19 and its impact on the NHS?
You may well be asked about COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the NHS (immediately and in the long term), so make sure you are prepared to answer.
Some things to think about are:
The long term effects of covid-19 on physical and mental health
The effect of the pandemic on A&E services
The impact on care for people with long term/chronic conditions- many people have been hesitant about attending their GP or not reporting any problems due to the fear of catching COVID-19 or overburdening the NHS.
The impact of having to cancel routine appointments for the future.
The impacts of lockdown on future care – there will be a huge back-log of patients awaiting to be seen due to cancelled appointments. There may also be an increase in presentation at GP’s, with patients struggling with their mental health
Check out these interesting and informative articles on COVID-19 and the NHS: