Health & Social Care News

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Lithuania: A hotspot for cost effective and world-class medical care

UK patients are looking to European destinations such as Lithuania, where world-class medical care can be carried out quicker, privately, and at a much lower cost.
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£1.9 million for rough sleepers living with mental illness

Adults who are sleeping rough and living with mental illness or substance misuse will benefit from £1.9 million funding to improve their access to vital healthcare.
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Maternal Mental Health: Treatments for Postnatal depression

Dr Leigh Neal highlights the treatments available for Postnatal depression following Maternal Mental Health Awareness Month.
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How to beat stress and keep the mind healthy

British Safety Council launches wellbeing videos with exercises and advice to help workers beat stress and maintain good mental health.
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UK programme to protect children at risk of exploitation

National programme will provide specialist support and boost protection for children most at risk of criminal or sexual exploitation.
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Female Firefighters at risk of PTSD and suicidal thoughts

Female firefighters are at a high risk of developing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and experiencing suicidal thoughts, compared to male firefighters, according to a new study.
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How can bots improve social care?

Helen Dempster, Chief Visionary Officer at Karantis360, discusses how human and bot working successfully together could improve social care.
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Britain: A nation of undiagnosed and untreated mental health conditions

Smart TMS provides commentary on how the discussion around mental health needs to improve as many illnesses go undiagnosed and untreated.
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The race to paperless: How the NHS is moving towards a digital future

Jonathan Elliott, Director and General Manager, Public Sector at Xerox comments on how the NHS is moving towards a digital future and eliminating paper.
Accelerated Access Collaborative

Government announces improvements to the Accelerated Access Collaborative

Department of Health and Social Care announces improvements to the Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) that will put the most promising medicines, diagnostic tools and digital services through clinical development and regulatory processes faster.
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41% of Londoners would use CBD to manage their mental health

Research reveals Londoners are the most anxious and have the worst work-life balance in the UK and many would choose to use CBD oil rather than seeing their GP.
outdoor workspaces

Outdoor workspaces can have a positive impact on your health

Lloyd Coldrick, Managing Director of Cobus discusses why outdoor workspaces aren't just aesthetically pleasing but affect you mentally and physically too.
medical cannabis products

Five-year license issued to “Pharma Essenza Cannabis SA” and “PENTE SA”

A five-year license has been issued to two companies allowing the cultivation and processing of medical cannabis products.
global elimination, hepatitis C

NHS promises to lead global elimination of hepatitis C

The NHS will find and cure tens of thousands more people with hepatitis C as part of a ground-breaking deal that could help England become the first country in the world to eliminate the deadly virus and lead a global elimination.
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London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone is essential to the public’s respiratory health

As London’s new Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) came into effect this month, a new animation highlights the effects that air pollution has on the public's respiratory health.
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Technology opens new opportunities to increase adult vaccinations

Technology could play a major role in overcoming some of the barriers to the uptake of adult vaccinations argues a new report, “Data, bots and drones”, published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC).
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What is the reality of eating disorder treatment?

Dr. Lynne Green speaks to Nishat from Open Access Government about NHS eating disorder treatment, what to do if someone is suffering, and how social media has changed the landscape.
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Is your commute to work harming your mental health?

Three-quarters of young brits say their commute to work increases their stress levels yet nearly three in five would commute longer for better jobs and homes.
respiratory protection

Why is respiratory protection so important?

Paul Riddick, Co-Founder and Technical Director at Vodex explores how contaminates being produced on a daily basis in the workplace can damage your health and could even prove fatal.
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NHS rolls out mental health job coaches

NHS England has announced a major expansion of a scheme designed to provide tens of thousands of mental health patients with job coaches to help find employment.

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