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.

menopause and the heart

What do women need to know about menopause and the heart?

Dr Deborah Lee, Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare Specialist, Menopause Specialist of Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, highlights the effects that menopause has on the heart and discusses how HRT could be beneficial to you.
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World Sleep Day: Why you need more sleep in your life and how to...

To celebrate World Sleep Day, Suzy Glaskie, Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach and founder of Peppermint Wellness, offers her expertise about why we need more sleep and provides top tips on how to get it.
World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week: The importance of eye examinations

In recognition of World Glaucoma Week, The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) highlights how a simple eye test is a key way to detect Glaucoma.
alzheimer’s and dementia funding

Alzheimer’s and dementia funding rises in the U.S.

Rachel Conant, Vice President Federal Affairs, Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s Impact Movement, provides us with an update on Alzheimer’s and dementia funding rises in the United States.
kidneys healthy

The importance of keeping the kidneys healthy

Here, Dr Masanori Katakura from the Laboratory of Nutritional Physiology, explains the importance of keeping the kidneys healthy, as well as the surprisingly common condition, chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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Rishi Sunak budget: The tampon tax has been abolished

The anticipated budget released by Chancellor Rishi Sunak abolishes the 5% tampon tax in the UK: Read more about period poverty on OAG.
Interoperability in the NHS

Taking our chance with healthcare: Interoperability in the NHS beyond the cliché

Mike Odling-Smee, Technical Director at Aire Logic, takes us on a journey around interoperability in the NHS beyond the cliché when it comes to the opportunities around healthcare.
Glaucoma

World Glaucoma Week 2020: A guide for contact lens wearers

As part of World Glaucoma Week, Alastair Lockwood, ophthalmologist and eye health specialist at Feel Good Contacts, explains how to minimise the risks of developing glaucoma in later life, and for lens wearers, how to ensure you are wearing them most effectively.
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Eye health: Testing the safety of stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration

Kapil Bharti, PhD, Senior Investigator and Head of the Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section at the National Eye Institute (NEI), explains testing the safety of a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration in this special focus on eye health.
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The rise in emergency hospital admissions and the impact of this on diabetes patients

Emma Elvin, Senior Clinical Advisor at Diabetes UK, highlights a relentless and unsustainable rise in emergency hospital admissions in the UK’s NHS and the impact of this on those with diabetes.
needs in Diabetes care

Meeting global needs in Diabetes care

The University of Salford’s Diabetes Care education programmes are designed to address and meet the need for specialist care in the UK and internationally.
presenteeism

Presenteeism: Bad for workers, bad for business

Chris Wakefield, Vice President, European Marketing & Product Development, GOJO Industries-Europe Ltd. explores the rise of presenteeism and how to mitigate its impact via good hand hygiene.
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EHDEN: The need for European Infrastructure and Health Data Space

Nigel Hughes, Scientific Director at Observational Health Data Analytics, discusses EHDEN project in an environment of AI hype, socio-political unrest and healthcare demands.
GP IT Futures Digital Care Services

The new GP IT Futures Digital Care Services framework

Martin Warden, NHS Digital’s Programme Director for Digital Transformation in General Practice, charts the importance of the new GP IT Futures Digital Care Services framework.
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COVID-19 response: UK want to delay mass infection until summer

Today (3 March) Boris Johnson unveiled the Government’s COVID-19 response plan for the immediate future, including bringing back NHS retirees.
natural remedies

Can natural remedies bring an end to migraines?

Hannah Charman, Physic Health, discusses the causes and treatment for migraines with a specific focus on natural remedies.
menopause affecting you at work

Is the menopause affecting you at work?

Dr Deborah Lee, Specialist in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare and Menopause, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses how the menopause may be affecting you at work.
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Scotland due to pass bill to eradicate period poverty

Scotland are due to set a global precedent with their bill to eradicate period poverty via free sanitary products.
prevention of pain

2020: The Global Year for the Prevention of Pain

2020 is the Global Year for the Prevention of Pain. James Boyce, Managing Editor at Pain Concern explains here why that matters.
COPD patients

What is research bringing to asthma and COPD patients in Europe?

According to Maximilian Kunisch and Giuseppe De Carlo from the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients' Associations, respiratory patients in Europe need to set the research priorities for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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