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.

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Drug development for Alzheimer’s disease

Ramón Cacabelos, of EuroEspes Biomedical Research Center discusses the strides being made in drug development for Alzheimer's disease... Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a major problem of...
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Funding the future of HIV in the UK

Debbie Laycock, Head of Policy at the Terrence Higgins Trust sheds light on the future of HIV among budget cuts and already stretched key...

MPs warn the UK is vulnerable to epidemics

Difficulties manufacturing vaccines could leave the UK vulnerable to future epidemic… A new report from MPs on the Science and Technology Committee has warned the...
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Assisting people to live well with dementia

Colin Capper, Head of Research Development and Evaluation at Alzheimer’s Society details how assistive technology can help people with dementia lead independent lives…  There are...
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20 per cent sugar tax in hospital cafes

NHS England has said it will impose a sugar tax in hospitals and health centres across England to tackle obesity… A 20 per cent tax...

Reducing the obesity burden

Dr João Breda and Jo Jewell from WHO Regional Office for Europe highlight the latest projections in regards to obesity throughout Europe and how WHO...

Extra funding available for domestic abuse services in Sheffield

Sheffield City Council as announced they are boosting support services for domestic abuse victims with an extra £28,000 of funding… The extra government funding will...

Cancer not down to ‘bad luck’, suggests new study

A new study suggests that cancer is not largely down to bad luck but overwhelmingly a result of environmental factors… The study in the journal...

Make tackling childhood obesity your new year’s resolution urges royal college

A year on from their last article in AG, Prof Russell Viner, Officer for Health Promotion at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child...
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Failing children’s services face tough measures

Children’s services that are failing could be taken over by high-performing councils and charities if they show no sign of improvement… Local authority social services...
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New and effective drugs? Yes, please, but where from?

How the University of Strathclyde has approached meeting the responsibility to create opportunities to satisfy the demand for new drugs.
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A European leader in cancer clinical trials

Denis Lacombe, John Bean and Mathilde Fenoulhet from the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) outline how clinical trials play an...
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NHS deficit is set to reach £2.2bn by the end of the year  

NHS trusts across England are reporting a significant shortfall in the year to date and look set to end 2015 in massive debt… Earlier this...
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98 per cent of doctors vote for strike action

Junior doctors have voted in favour of taking action against ministers in a row over contracts and pay… In what is certain to be a...
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Improving workplace accommodation for the elderly and disabled

Older workers with more potential for health-related issues will present new challenges for preventing work disability...
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The real cost of healthcare fraud

Jim Gee, Partner and Head of Forensic and Counter Fraud Services at PKF Littlejohn sheds light on the impact of fraud on the healthcare...
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Fit-for-work tests takes toll on mental health

A new study has revealed the impact of tougher fit-for-work tests on mental health… Research published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health shows...
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Are we prepared for an ageing society?

Dr Mark Britnell, Chairman and Partner of the Global Health Practice at KPMG answers AG’s questions about the impact of an ageing society on the...
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Gynaecological cancers – prevention and early detection

Murat Gultekin, Vice-President of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) highlights the importance of early detection of gynaecological cancers for prevention…  According to World...
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Nuclear Medicine in Dusseldorf

The Clinic of Nuclear Medicine at the University Hospital is located both in Düsseldorf and at the Research Center Jülich, and runs a nuclear...

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