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.

Managing for mental health

Bob Grove, Senior Policy Adviser, Mental Health Europe, outlines how mental health can impact a workplace and why it’s important to ensure your workers...
Parkinson's

Better tailored care for people with Parkinson’s

My PD Journey – a project from the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) looks at how challenges need to be tackled better at a...
Antimicrobal surfaces

Preventing infections with antimicrobial surfaces

Antibiotic resistance and super bugs are growing global problems. Kari Soljamo and Anne Laitine from Isku Interior look at how to prevent the infections,...
cancer research

Progressing cancer research in Italy

Federico Caligaris-Cappio, Scientific Direcor at AIRC - the Italian Association for Cancer Research, highlights the work of the organisation in order to support and...
digitalisation

Transforming healthcare through digitalisation

Dr. Mahiben Maruthappu, Senior Fellow to the CEO at NHS England, outlines how digitalisation will transform healthcare… Digital has transformed almost every aspect of our...
child health

Redefining child health for the 21st Century

Dr. Benjamin Van Voorhees discusses strategies for redefining child health for the 21st century in clinical practice, education, research and beyond. Since its inception more...

Care Act advocacy: A new right for vulnerable people

Pete Fleischmann, Head of Co-production at the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Karen Newbigging, Senior Lecturer in Health Care Policy and Management at...

Accessible healthcare for all

Sarah White, Policy and Partnerships Manager (Health) at the national disability charity Sense outlines the importance of healthcare being accessible for people who are...
patient centred care

How GoTreatIT is supporting patient-centered care

Fighting vague and imprecise answers when measuring the quality of care – GoTreatIT software creates visual overview of already completed or ongoing treatment, including...

Who cares for the carers?

David Mowat, Under-Secretary of State for Community Health and Care at the Department of Health, highlights the Carers Strategy, and how it gives carers the...

The global electronic health record debacle

Jean Michel LeTennier, CEO, Atomic Information Systems Corp talks about global electronic health records and explains the challenges of these systems... What has become painfully clear to...

Do youth offenders benefit from physical activity?

Ellen Rowles from Action PR outlines why physical activity can hold the key to the success of supporting youth offenders… Statistics from the Youth Justice Board...

Residual malaria – relevance to transmission in the Amazon Basin

Jan Conn, Sara Bickersmith and Catharine Prussing from the Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health and Marta Moreno from the Department of...
Assays for testing antibiotic resistance

Monitoring antibiotic resistance in the UK

Antibiotic resistance is becoming a global problem and here in part 2 of an interview with AG, Professor Alan Johnson, Head of the Department...

What can we do to protect our lung health?

Professor Guy Joos, President of the European Respiratory Society and Dan Smyth, Chair of the European Lung Foundation, look at the importance of healthy...
medical device

€68m medical devices research centre to open in Ireland

A new partnership between universities in Ireland will see a new centre for medical device research launched… The medical devices research sector is set to...

Brain disorders and the burden of diseases

Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director, and Vinciane Quoidbach, Public Health and Policy Project Manager at the European Brain Council, explain the socio-economic impact of interventions...

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...

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