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.

Keeping Canadians healthy

AG highlights how the Canadian Minister for Health is committed to preventing chronic diseases and how it supported World Health Day… Cardiovascular diseases (CVD’s) are...

New bowel cancer home testing kit available

A new bowel cancer home testing kit that can detect early signs of the disease is being rolled out across England… The Faecal Immunochemical Test...

Why we need to invest in adolescent mental health care

Ophélie Martin, Communications Officer at Mental Health Europe outlines the importance of early intervention and care for young people who may develop mental health...

Why evidence, not culture, is the key to driving value-based healthcare

David Downing, Director of Health, SAS UK questions whether making a cultural change in healthcare is enough to deliver greater value to patients… The NHS...

Fight Zika virus before it gets out of control

European Parliament MEP Annie -Schreijer-Pierik (NL, EPP Group) and co-author of the resolution on Zika Virus, sheds light on what more could be done...
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Councils call for more funding to care for child refugees

Councils are calling for more funding to help with the cost of caring for children who have been displaced from their homes… The UK is...
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Identifying research priorities for cancer

Pavel Poc, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety at the European Parliament, outlines why cancer research and innovation must...
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Organisations mark European Week Against Cancer

Organisations are working to raise awareness of cancer as European Week Against Cancer gets underway… Cancer is undoubtedly one of the greatest health challenges of...
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Our daily digital health – is everyone ready?

Marc Lange, Secretary-General and Diane Whitehouse, Member of the Secretariat at European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL) outlines how digital technologies are helping to transform health...
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Children in care should not be prosecuted for minor offences

A review has called for the government to protect children in the care system from criminalisation… A review for the Prison Reform Trust has called...
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Surviving cancer in Europe

Satu Lipponen, Director of Communications and Foresight at the Cancer Society of Finland sheds light on the Joint Action Cancon and its role in...
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Antibiotic apocalypse warning issued

Medicine faces an apocalypse as antibiotics lose their efficiency, it has emerged… England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies has warned of an antibiotic apocalypse....
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mHEALTH: Challenges, hopes and doubts

There are many hopes and at the same time, doubts related to the mHealth development. Here MEP Michal Boni explains the reasons why… Firstly, mHealth development...
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Changes to Cancer Drugs Fund is “deeply concerning”

Charities have warned changes to the Cancer Drugs Fund are concerning and could leave many new drugs struggling to gain approval… Fifteen cancer charities have...

Helping ALS patients is not only a medical need, but also a moral obligation

Hande Ozdinler, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Northwestern University discusses ALS and outlines the strides made in this area... Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is one of...

Dementia to become trillion dollar disease by 2018

Marc Wortmann, Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), outlines the major impact dementia has worldwide and the urgent need for governments to help...
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Pharmaceutical industry’s commitment to combatting AMR

Richard Bergström, Director General of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), highlights the importance of collaborative efforts to tackle antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial...
Cognitive brain health and women

Cognitive brain health in aging: Why is it so important for women?

Yves Joanette from the Institute of Aging, and Cara Tannenbaum from the Institute of Gender and Health at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research,...
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The cost of dementia

Julia Stuart of the Alzheimer’s Society sheds lights on the true cost of dementia on the UK’s finances and resources and what it means...

Corruption in healthcare in Europe

Paul Vincke, Managing Director of the European Healthcare Fraud and Corruption network highlights corruption in the healthcare sector, ranging from informal payments to industry kickbacks. In October 2013...

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