Current Affairs

Organ Donations: It’s out with the old and in with the opt-out system

In these unprecedented times, a rather important piece of news has passed many people unnoticed. A piece of news that will impact every life in England. On 15th March 2019, the Organ Donation Bill received Royal assent and the change in the system was implemented on 20th May 2020. This new legislation means that all adults in England are potential organ donors, changing the past opt-in system to an opt-out alternative.


Why tensions with China should force us to look within

With the death toll surpassing 15,000, the UK government took a gamble in order to curb the still rising cases of coronavirus. Two Chinese companies were offered a considerable sum of £16 million for two million tests that were supposedly able to detect antibodies for coronavirus through only a fingerprick. The tests looked promising, perhaps Read More…


The NHS: Origins and impact of the world’s first free health service

The 5thJuly 1948 is perhaps one of the most important dates in British history for modern society, yet few can pinpoint why. This is the date that the bold and forward-thinking plan was formed to provide the British public with a strong and reliable healthcare service, the birthday of the National Heath Service. Perhaps the Read More…