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.

300,000 disabled people in unsuitable homes

300,000 disabled people in unsuitable accommodation

A new report has revealed that around 300,000 disabled people are living in accommodation that does not meet their needs. A report published by charity...
aids

Working towards a vaccine for HIV

Professor Tomáš Hanke of the Jenner Institute at the University of Oxford details the difficulties in developing vaccines for HIV. Since the first report of...
muscle mass

Defining Myopenia and Myosteatosis

Muscle mass and strength are critical components for maintaining physical function, here Dr Vera C Mazurak from the University of Alberta explains why. Muscle mass...
wound care

Wound Care – Challenges in the home care setting

Sebastian Probst, and Georgina Gethin at the European Wound Management Association outline the challenges of treating wounds in a home care environment. The European Wound...
mental health

Improving mental health services throughout Europe

John Bowis, President of Health First Europe details how community care can support better mental health services in Europe. My first involvement with mental health...
asbestos

Planning for asbestos removal

The importance of planning for asbestos in construction work cannot be underestimated. Tracey Boyle – Chartered Occupational Hygienist and current Honorary Secretary of BOHS...
Mental health services for children are unfit

Mental health services for children are unfit

Officials have warned that child and adolescent mental health services are “unfit” and display “serious and deeply ingrained problems”. MPs on the Health Select Committee...
manchester

Missing children in Manchester are at risk

A new report has suggested that almost 650 missing children in the Greater Manchester area are at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) or...
Eradicating cardiovascular diseases for good

Eradicating cardiovascular diseases for good

Professor Joep Perk of Linnaeus University, and a member of the European Society of Cardiology, speaks to Editor Laura Evans about the importance of reducing...
NHS deficit is nearly £500m

Figures show NHS deficit is nearly £500m

According to new figures, the NHS in England ran up a deficit of nearly £500m in the first few months of the financial year. Reports...
Alcohol-related disease is rising in Bradford

Alcohol-related diseases on the rise in Bradford

Figures have revealed that the rate of admissions to hospitals for alcohol-related liver disease is increasing in Bradford. The rate of emergency admissions in the...

Healing wounds through innovation

Prof Keith Harding, Prof Michael Clark and Dr Douglas Queen from the Wound Healing Unit at Cardiff University details the significant problems wounds can cause,...

A novel silicon dietary supplement

Made from 100% natural Icelandic geothermal silica Millions of people have bathed in the mineral rich geothermal waters of Iceland for the beneficial effects of the...
deafblind

Reducing the barriers for deafblind people

AG looks at how technology such as hearing aids can help people with deafblindness lead independent lives. In the UK alone it is believed that...
10% of NHS drugs budget spent on diabetes prescriptions

10% of NHS drugs budget spent on diabetes drugs

According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre, prescriptions for diabetes account for almost 10 per cent of the NHS primary care drugs...
Diana Agacy, Blood Transfusion Nurse Practitioner and Phlebotomy Manager at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation gives an overview of the importance of patient safety during blood transfusions…

Practising patient safety during blood transfusions

Diana Agacy, Blood Transfusion Nurse Practitioner and Phlebotomy Manager at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation gives an overview of the importance of patient safety...
Armed forces need to be mentally fit

Armed forces need to be mentally fit

Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, Military Psychologist, and Director at the Veterans and Families Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, highlights the importance of our armed forces...
transplant

Kidney transplants – the gold standard treatment

Adnan Sharif, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham discusses kidney transplants and the impact it has on the patient and their quality of life. Chronic...
medical

Patients do not understand medical jargon

A study carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners found that nearly one half of patients do not understand the advice given...
A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

Claire Bale, Communications Manager for Parkinson’s UK, highlights the latest thinking in stem cell research for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s. Stem cells can develop...

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