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Health & Social Care News

Within, Open Access Government’s Health and Social Care news section, we offer a variety of diverse material. With a focus on the most noteworthy stories in the sector from around the world.

Providing information on the most popular and interesting topics such as the NHS digital transformation and its ongoing developments along with the latest research on diabetes, rare diseases and potential cures. This section also offers articles on the funding to healthcare services and has a strong focus on mental health issues/research and much more.

This category also offers information on how environmental changes are affecting peoples health today along with how the LGBT community deals with health stigma surrounding it.

digital transformation, OPEX

Providing solutions and services to ensure successful NHS digitalisation during COVID-19

Craig Hartley, UK Business Development Manager for OPEX Business Machines GmbH explains how their solutions are helping both the NHS and the wider Public Sector achieve digital transformation.
covid-19 genomics study

How did COVID-19 spread to Europe and the U.S?

A new study combines genomics from COVID-19 samples with computer-simulated epidemics and travel records to reconstruct the virus' spread across the world.
fight against fat

Obesity focus: A look at Johnson’s fight against fat

Tam Fry FRSA, Chairman of the National Obesity Forum, discusses the beginnings of Boris Johnson's fight against fat.
effects of COVID-19, health

The long-term effects of COVID-19

Whilst the direct consequences of COVID-19 on health are painfully apparent, could the long term effects be even worse?
adoption of technology

The adoption of technology in healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr William Dawson, CEO of OneMedical Group – a national health and wellbeing company delivering NHS services, system leadership and consultancy across the UK – discusses the adoption of technology and opportunities in healthcare post COVID-19.
covid-19 antibodies

COVID-19 antibodies decline significantly one month after discharge

A new study has revealed that COVID-19 antibodies fade after only a month, which could be a devastating blow in the global race to find a vaccine.
COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis, EU-IPFF

COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis

Steve Jones, President of EU-IPFF and Chair, Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis in the UK describes the connection between COVID-19 and pulmonary fibrosis.
social distancing study, COVID-19

COVID-19: New study highlights the importance of social distancing

A new study shows travelling from the home is associated with significantly higher likelihood of contracting COVID-19, while strict social distancing prevents infection.
surgical teams, data

What makes surgical teams more productive?

Emmanouil Avgerinos, Ioannis Fragkos and Yufei Huang explain that for surgical teams, shared experiences and hierarchical structures matter more than you think.
pulmonary fibrosis, Ehealth

Using eHealth applications to improve care for patients with pulmonary fibrosis

Karen Moor and Marlies Wijsenbeek discuss how pulmonary fibrosis patients can be helped by the new possibilities of eHealth apps.
immune tolerance in pregnancy

Vitamin D and immune tolerance in pregnancy and beyond

Drs Yuping Wang and David F. Lewis from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center – Shreveport discuss the impact of vitamin D in regulating immune tolerance and foetal development in pregnancy.
covid-19 patient rehabilitation

Rehabilitation could reduce lung and heart damage in COVID-19 patients

Researchers have discovered that COVID-19 patients recover faster the sooner they undergo rehabilitation after leaving intensive care.
micro-efficiencies

Why ‘micro-efficiencies’ matter to clinicians

Dr Owain Rhys Hughes, Founder and CEO at Cinapsis, explores the future of primary care and how, despite the popularity of grand reformations and sweeping initiatives, it's the micro-changes which add up to make the biggest difference to patient care.
TEC

What has COVID-19 taught us about the benefits of TEC?

Gavin Bashar, UK Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare, discusses what healthcare professionals, social care leaders and local governments have learned about the benefits of technology enabled care (TEC) amid COVID-19.
social care system

How can we rebuild a stronger social care system in the UK?

Max Parmentier, CEO of Birdie, believes that the social care 'reform' of scaling the current system 'from the 80s' is not enough and will only exacerbate its faults.
infection prevention and control

Infection prevention and control (IPC) for COVID-19 focus

Two divisions of Active Care Group – Christchurch Group and Remeo – discuss the importance of  infection prevention and control in the healthcare sector in light of COVID-19.

Health: Enabling young children to achieve their full developmental potential

We spoke to the WHO Press Office about enabling young children to achieve their full developmental potential in this in-depth health focus.
remote care

Digital health, cancer and remote care

Zisis Kozlakidis from the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Symeon Psomiadis from the University of Athens, Greece lift the lid on digital health and cancer, including how remote care is being supported during COVID-19.
do not resuscitate, elderly

Care homes told to label residents as Do Not Resuscitate

A recent report found that care homes were given blanket orders to label their elderly residents as Do Not Resuscitate, without asking family.
digital eye strain, eye strain, blue light

Blue light blight: Everything you need to know about digital eye strain

Nimesh Shah, Marketing Director at Feel Good Contacts, explores how blue light from your devices can cause digital eye strain and what you can do to keep your eyes healthy.

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