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 wounds as a team

Professor Zena Moore, from the European Wound Management Association (EWMA) identifies the benefits of wound care teams for patients and healthcare professionals  From a wound care...
mental health

Tackling child mental health

Dr Alistair Thomson, MindEd Consortium Executive and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) details the importance of tackling the growing...

Fighting back against antibiotic resistance

Danilo Lo Fo Wong, Programme Manager on Antimicrobial Resistance at the World Health Organization (WHO) tells Editor Laura Evans that antibiotic resistance is a...
© Štěpán Kápl epilepsy

EEG Gold Standard in Epilepsy Diagnostics

Electroencephalography (EEG) EEG visualises voltage differences recorded with electrodes located on the head. These very small (typ. 10-50 μV) voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current...

Psychosocial impact of epilepsy

Dr Anthanasios Covanis, President of the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) details the psychosocial impact of epilepsy, and its challenges in day to day life Epilepsy...
prostate cancer

The million dollar question in prostate cancer research

Owen Sharp, CEO at Prostate Cancer UK sheds light on the important work that’s being done to better diagnose and treat prostate cancer Most prostate...

Nutrition and prostate cancer

Prostate cancer will become an increasing burden on society Prostate cancer is now the most common malignancy in Western men, accounting for 30% of newly...

Dengue

In recent decades Dengue has become one of the most uncontrolled and neglected infectious diseases, especially in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the...
Alzheimer’s

Nanoimaging to cure Alzheimer’s disease

Background of Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is one of the most devastating neurodegenerative disorders affecting more than 25 million people worldwide which is the...

RNA in human disease diagnosis and therapy

Professor Michela Alessandra Denti of the Centre for Integrative Biology at the University of Trento outlines the work of her laboratory on genetic diseases...
Self-harm reaches five year high in Wales

Self-harm reaches five year high in Wales

Figures have revealed the number of cases of self-harm among young people in Wales has hit a five year high... According to Welsh government figures...
Obesity levels are expected increase by 2030

Obesity levels are expected increase significantly by 2030

A new report from the World Health Organization has revealed the growing issue of obesity... By 2030, 74 per cent of men and 64 per...
Tackling child mental health

Tackling child mental health

Dr Alistair Thomson, MindEd Consortium Executive and Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) details the importance of tackling the growing...
New standards for children’s unscheduled care

New standards for children’s unscheduled care

Dr Stephanie Smith, Consultant Emergency Paediatrician and spokesperson for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health details the changes needed to children’s healthcare… The...
Musculoskeletal health in an ageing population

Musculoskeletal health in an ageing population

Dr Benjamin Ellis, Senior Clinical Policy Adviser at Arthritis Research UK details the importance of good musculoskeletal health in an ageing population Over the last...
Letting people die at home could save millions

Letting people die at home could save millions

Charities involved in palliative care have said letting people die at home could save the NHS millions of pounds... Charities have called for more support...
Worcestershire hospitals brings in crisis doctor

Worcestershire hospital brings in crisis doctor

Pressure at Worcestershire Royal Hospital has led to a doctor who is usually drafted in to tackle major disasters being brought in... Health bosses have...
The NHS has a 'substantial financial problem'

The NHS has a ‘substantial financial problem’

The former Chief Executive of NHS England Sir David Nicholson has revealed the NHS is accruing large deficits, which are largely being ignored by...
GP retirement crisis looming

GP retirement crisis looming

A third of GPs are expected to retire in the next five years, which will leave the service facing a significant crisis... A survey conducted...
Patients may have to submit passports at hospitals

Patients to submit passports at hospitals

Under new rules introduced by the Department of Health patients may have to submit passports or immigration documents to access treatment... Patients may have to...

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