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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.

managing cardiovascular disease

Managing cardiovascular disease during the COVID-19 pandemic

Dr Timothy Fairbairn, Consultant Cardiologist at Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital and Dr Campbell Rogers, Chief Medical Officer at HeartFlow, discuss how cardiologists are responding to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and why digital innovation is crucial.
bangladeshi garment workers, boohoo

The cost of fashion: 4.1 million Bangladeshi garment workers

The #PayUp movement has called attention to the multi-billion dollar fashion brands who exploit Bangladeshi garment workers and have capitalised from underpaid UK garment workers.
no lockdown, covid

No lockdown: Sweden now faces increased COVID-19 deaths

Researchers explore the results of no lockdown in Sweden, with analysis on how other measures helped the country have less initial deaths.
care record

Exploring the importance of language in social work

Luke Rodgers, Director of Strategy at the Care Leaders and Julie Tyas, registered social worker and Senior Strategy Lead at Servelec, explore how the language used in a young person’s care record can impact their future.
curevac, SARS-CoV-2

EIB provide CureVac with €75m financing to fight infectious diseases

EIB and CureVac have signed a €75m loan agreement to develop a large-scale production of vaccines, including CureVac's vaccine candidate against SARS-CoV-2.
fashion industry COVID-19

Impacts of COVID-19 on the fashion industry

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has largely affected the fashion industry from the people it employs to the waste it has created, however this crisis could present an opportunity to rethink the industry.
microplastics in drinking-water

WHO report on microplastics in drinking-water

Jennifer De France from the World Health Organization walks us through what we need to know about microplastics in drinking- water.
prone to adult diabetes, children of the 90s

Signs of being prone to adult diabetes are already visible at age 8

A new study has shown that early signs of being prone to adult diabetes can be seen in children as young as 8 years old, decades before it is likely to be diagnosed.
disability sport

Empowering women through access to disability sport

Anita Choudhrie, Founder of Path to Success, explores how we can empower female athletes through access to disability sport in uncertain times.
living with diabetes

Why COVID-19 is a concern for people with diabetes

Prof. Andrew Boulton, MD, DSc (Hon), FACP, FICP, FRCP, President of the International Diabetes Federation, highlights why COVID-19 is a particular concern for people living with diabetes.
COVID-19 outbreak

The COVID-19 outbreak in the African Region

Open Access Government was privileged to speak with Dr Mary Stephen, Public Health Expert at the World Health Organization African Region about the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak since it was first reported in China back in December 2019.
care options

Care options in the UK for the elderly

Country Cousins, a live-in care provider, has developed a guide detailing some of the care options available in the UK for elderly people.
language barriers

Overcoming language barriers in healthcare

Tomoaki Kojima, CEO of Sourcenext Europe, explains how UK healthcare providers can overcome language barriers to help improve clinical outcomes for patients who don’t speak English as their first language.
existing vaccines

Uptake of existing vaccines will help support health systems from COVID-19 pressures

The Immunisation For All Ages group discusses the importance of protecting vaccine budgets and immunisation infrastructure, even amidst COVID-19.
Circulatory and Respiratory Health

Circulatory and respiratory health in Canada

Open Access Government looks into the current research priorities and initiatives of Canada’s Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory Health (ICRH).
diabetes and heart failure, death

Type 2 diabetes and heart failure creates highest death risk

Those newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and heart failure are at the greatest 5-year risk of death, according to scientists at The American Heart Association.
impact of COVID-19

Handling the healthcare impact of COVID-19

Sue Johnson Gregory, principal consultant, and Tim Powlson, senior consultant, at  Entec Si, discuss how the NHS can recover from the long-term impact of COVID-19.
e-pain

Introduction to e-PAIN: How can it help?

e-Learning for Healthcare introduces the online programme of learning called e-Pain, and how it can directly benefit the NHS workforce, the wider NHS and its patients.
elderly care

24/7 live-in care at home: A post-COVID solution for the future of UK elderly...

Here, Peter Seldon, CEO of Consultus Care & Nursing explains the potentials of a revolution in elderly care and what we can do to get there.
vitamin D supplement

New NHS recommendation – UK population needs extra vitamin D

Dr Deborah Lee of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the importance of taking a daily vitamin D supplement following the NHS' latest recommendation.

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