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.

Clear and credible plan needed for digital health

According to a new briefing published by The Kings’ Fund, government minister's and NHS leaders should have a definitive plan for digital health… The briefing...

Encouraging communities to get healthy

Beki Cadd and Stephanie Bradbeer from Action PR highlight the importance of increasing leisure participation amongst disengaged groups within communities… According to statistics from Sport...

Global pledge to eradicate drug-resistant infections

A landmark declaration is to be signed by the 193 countries of the United Nations to stamp out drug-resistant infections or “superbugs”… Experts say, the...

Funding key research for Alzheimer’s disease

Melinda Kelley from the National Institute on Aging in the US, speaks to Editor Laura Evans about raising awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and how...

Smoking rates in England fall to lowest on record

The number of people in England smoking has fallen to the lowest ever recorded, according to Public Health England (PHE)… Compared with 19.3 percent in...

North West councils launch foster carers campaign

Twenty-three local authorities are taking part in a region-wide campaign to recruit and raise awareness of the need for more foster carers…. A new campaign...

The measurement conundrum in healthcare    

Dr Benjamin Van Voorhees, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, talks about the role of quantitative measurements in healthcare to ensure high standards of...

Hunt introduces new online 111 services

The government has revealed plans to expand 111 into a new online service in a bid to move towards a paperless NHS… Health Secretary Jeremy...

Healthy in every sphere of life

Romina Männl, Project Assistant, Pfalzklinikum für Psychiatrie und Neurologie discusses ‘The Palatinate makes itself/you strong – ways to resilience’ initiative... 'The Palatinate makes itself/you strong – ways to...

Bridging the European healthcare gaps

Bridge Health Coordination highlight the three main functions of public health. Public health policy and organisations aim to prevent disease, and to promote health and...

Social Innovation on active and healthy ageing for sustainable economic growth

Dr Elena Urdaneta from the Basque Culinary Center-SIforAGE Project highlights how the projects aims to strengthen cooperation among the stakeholders working on active and...

£15m mental health fund announced by the government

The government has announced 41 projects will share £15m to fund mental health places of safety… The Department of Health has revealed £15m will be...

Interception therapies for neurodegeneration

Duncan McHale, Vice President, Head of Global Early Development at UCB highlights new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease… Neurodegenerative diseases are a...

Can data address the burden of childhood cancer?

Véronique Terrasse, Press Officer at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), outlines to AG how high-quality data is critical for tackling childhood...

Understanding Parkinson’s disease

The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) sheds light on the challenges of the disease and the My PD Journey project which focuses on ways...

Innovation in health and social care

John Bowis OBE, Honorary President of Health First Europe and former Member of the European Parliament, outlines how healthcare innovations are a key instrument...

Improving the long-term health of childhood cancer survivors

SIOPE – the European Society for Paediatric Oncology highlights the importance of strengthening collaborations to ensure childhood cancer survivors lead a healthy life… All childhood...
Reducing HCAIs on hospital wards

Preventing and reducing HCAIs

Professor Alan Johnson, Head of the Department of Healthcare-Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance at Public Health England, explains to Editor Laura Evans about healthcare association...

Infection prevention and control: setting the right standards for patients

Gaynor Evans, Head of Infection Prevention and Control (North) at NHS Improvement details how the organisation helps the NHS to maintain high standards and...

The National Mental Capacity Forum

Professor Baroness Finlay of Llandaff highlights the work of the National Mental Capacity Forum and the key priorities it aims to tackle… The National Mental...

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