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.

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How to manage acne rosacea in times of stress

Skin conditions often get worse when we are stressed – for example, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Have you just been diagnosed with acne rosacea? Are there any tips or tricks on how to manage it? Here, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, explains everything you need to know.
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IPPR think tank proposes 5 care guarantees for healthcare workers

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses the recommendations made by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) which proposes 5 care guarantees to support health and social workers.
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Brain diseases at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic

Prof Monica Di Luca, President, European Brain Council, highlights the importance of continuous prioritisation and attention to brain research during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The role of technology in keeping frontline care workers safe during crisis

Steve Sawyer, managing director of Access Health & Social Care, explains how technology is helping care providers to protect the safety of frontline care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Smokers experience lack of support to quit smoking amid COVID-19

Stopping smoking is one of the most effective ways to protect your health from COVID-19, but there is a lack of digital resources available to help smokers quit during the coronavirus crisis. Alan Sutherland, CEO of Kind Consumer Ltd, shares his thoughts here.
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Helping key healthcare workers care for themselves during a pandemic

Paul Zuidema, Managing Director EMEA at Ergotron, advises how key healthcare workers can look after their own physical and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of technology.
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Caring for your eyes whilst working from home

Roshni Patel, optometrist at Lenstore, highlights three key areas you need to address to make sure you’re caring for your eyes in the best way possible whilst working from home.
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Top tips to prevent recurrent UTI’s in women

Here, Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, shares some of her top tips on how to prevent recurrent UTI's in women.
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Better access to health services for Deaf community is needed

Clare Vale, Managing Director of Sign Solutions, discusses how COVID-19 has highlighted the need for better access to health services for the Deaf community.
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COVID-19: Who is looking after our healthcare professionals? 

Louise Hosking, Chartered Safety & Health Professional, Director, Hosking Associates Ltd, discusses what healthcare management and the government should be doing to support the wellbeing of healthcare professionals fighting on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis.
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Pushing forward digital transformation in healthcare

Here, we analyse the role of the NHSX in driving digital transformation when it comes to health and social care.
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6 tips on how to look after your wellbeing during COVID-19

Matt Lewis, Director of Hays Public Services, shares his advice on how to look after your wellbeing during COVID-19 and when remote working.
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Will tech democratise access to quality healthcare?

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA sales at EU Automation, explains how greater access to quality healthcare can come from medical data and AI.
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Could hormone replacement therapy boost your immune system?

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, discusses whether hormone replacement therapy could boost your immune system in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How is coronavirus impacting the most vulnerable people in our society?

Philip Baldwin, a leading LGBTQ and human rights activist, highlights the urgent work the government still need to do to protect vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Why is body composition analysis an effective tool for diabetes programmes?

Rami Lee, Director of InBody Europe, details why body composition analysis is an effective tool for diabetes programmes.
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Digital tool gives greater clarity on specialist care pricing

Dr Andrew Larner, Chief Executive at not-for-profit government consultancy iESE, explains how local authorities can meet their duty under The Care Act to show they have assessed an individual’s needs whilst protecting care market viability and value for money.
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Spotting the signs of autism and seeking support

Wellbeing experts at CABA have created a guide to help people spot the signs of autism and highlight what support is on offer to raise awareness on World Autism Day.
Coronavirus and women’s health

Coronavirus and women’s health: Contraception, pregnancy and menopause

Dr Deborah Lee, Dr Fox Online Pharmacy, addresses a variety of concerns related to coronavirus and women's health from contraception and pregnancy to menopause, highlighting why this virus affects men and women differently.
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Digitally connected care during COVID-19 isolation

David Rees, head of local government services at PA Consulting, discusses how local authorities can protect vulnerable residents by using assistive technology to maintain their vital social care services during COVID-19 isolation.

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