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.

fast treatment, healthwatch

Public back NHS plans for new fast treatment

England’s top doctor has welcomed public support for NHS proposals on fast treatment for those who need it in A&E.
digital prescriptions

£26 million awarded to implement digital prescriptions in hospitals

25 NHS trusts will receive a share of the £26 million to replace outdated paper systems and introduce digital prescriptions.
personal health budgets

100,000 patients to receive personal health budgets under changed law

Everyone eligible for an NHS wheelchair and people who require aftercare services under section 117 of the Mental Health Act will have access to personal health budgets.
keep antibiotics working

The Keep Antibiotics Working campaign returns

The Keep Antibiotics Working campaign is back to alert the public to the risks of antibiotic resistance, urging people to always take their doctor, pharmacist or nurse’s advice.
mouth cancer

The Oral Health Foundation launches national mouth cancer campaign

More than 130 people joined The Oral Health Foundation yesterday, at the Houses of Parliament, as the charity announced this year's Mouth Cancer Action Month.
cancer screening machines

78 NHS trusts to receive new cancer screening machines

The 78 trusts, that have now been announced, will receive funding for new machines that will improve patient experience and lead to earlier cancer diagnosis.
mental health day with mindfulness

Make every day mental health day with mindfulness

James Gillies, Mindfulness Workshop Leader, discusses how mindfulness practice can help make every day a mental health day.
brain virus detected, encephalitis

Tick-borne brain virus detected in the UK

A tick-borne encephalitis brain virus detected in 2 parts of England for the first time has been widely discussed: What's the truth behind the story?
combat SAD

Four ways to combat SAD in your workplace

David Price, CEO and workplace wellbeing expert at Health Assured offers advice on how to combat SAD in your workplace.
mental health implications

The mental health implications for kids caught in the crossfire of divorce

This article takes a look at the mental health implications for children who are caught up in the middle of a marital breakdown. We will also analyse what you, as a parent, can do to help them.
sight loss

A third of people living with sight loss experience mental health issues

A poll commissioned by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that 4 in 10 Brits either has or knows someone with significant sight loss, and a third of these people have experienced mental health issues.
psoriasis impacts, chronic skin condition

Psoriasis impacts around 1.1 million people in the UK

According to researchers, the chronic skin condition psoriasis impacts around 1.7% of the UK population.
rise in infant mortality, child poverty

Poverty in England creates rise in infant mortality

A new study links a recent rise in infant mortality in England to poverty, which they find is partly linked to the insufficient and inaccessible welfare system.
adult social care, NHS digital

UK adult social care has 2.6% funding increase

NHS Digital has published three reports which include the latest statistics on those in receipt of adult social care in England.
cystic fibrosis drugs, NHS england, vertex pharmaceuticals

Cystic fibrosis drugs agreement secured by NHS England

NHS England has announced it has secured a definitive cystic fibrosis drugs agreement with Vertex Pharmaceuticals, to use all three of their UK-licensed medicines.

Resistance to antibiotics doubles in 20 years

Resistance to antibiotics used for treating harmful bacteria related to a variety of stomach conditions has more than doubled in 20 years, new research presented at UEG Week Barcelona 2019 has shown.
have children, young people, cancer

Fertility information: Giving young cancer patients the chance to have children

Young people with cancer are potentially being robbed of the ability to have children as important information around fertility is not being communicated at the earliest opportunity says the cancer charity, Teenage Cancer Trust.
tackle kidney disease, japanese society of nephrology

The Japanese Society of Nephrology: Research and education to tackle kidney disease

Here we find out how The Japanese Society of Nephrology engages in research developing human resources, providing lifelong education and disseminating knowledge to the public, to tackle kidney disease and promote health.
Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

Detecting Specific Language Impairment (SLI) in children

Mabel L Rice analyses the cause of Specific Language Impairment (SLI) and the need to identify it early on in children to provide a solution.
AI investment

NHS: Why AI investment is just one piece of the puzzle

The news that the UK Government is investing in artificial intelligence is hugely welcome, but to truly reap the benefits, AI must be part of a wider scheme of data utilisation, digital process automation and citizen engagement. Peter Ford, Public Sector Industry Principal, Pegasystems tells us more.

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