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.

Calls for energy drinks to be banned for under-16s

Calls for energy drinks to be banned for under-16s

A campaign and research group has called for energy drinks to be banned for children under 16 in a bid to reduce the amount...
Referrals for youth mental health have increased

Referrals for youth mental health have increased

The number of children and young people in Wales who have been referred to mental health services has more than doubled since 2010... Figures have...

Revising cleanliness in hospitals

Anne Hayes, Head of Market Development for Governance & Risk at BSI shows that the latest revision of the hospital cleanliness specification is not...

The importance of effective wound care

Alexandra Bishop, Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist at Plymouth Wound Care discusses how effective wound care can make all the difference to a patient, and the...

Wearable gait exoskeletons

For the therapy of neuromuscular diseases Maintaining walking ability is key for the survival of children affected by Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD). There is currently no...

Rehabilitation Robotics: What are the benefits?

Dr Thierry Keller Director of Rehabilitation at TECNALIA Research & Innovation discusses how robotic technologies can help assist rehabilitation Rehabilitation robotics includes a wide range...

Why quitting smoking may not be a safe alternative to harm reduction

Last year saw the 50th anniversary of the US Surgeon General’s Report Smoking and Health and triggered global efforts to prevent tobacco use. Over...

Cancer imperialism – how to diagnose bone metastases?

Cancer is an unreliable disease. Just as you think you are familiar with it and can begin treating and hopefully curing it, it is...

A Comet Tail Commentary: Identification and Significance of Sonographic B Lines in Pulmonary Ultrasound

Portable ultrasound is a powerful bedside tool used to evaluate lung pathology in patients in whom pneumothorax, congestive heart failure, and interstitial lung disease...
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EU funding for health, demographic change and wellbeing projects

Sarah Collen-Godman, Senior Policy Manager – NHS European Office at the NHS Confederation discusses how the Horizon 2020 programme will help to address major societal...

Dementia: Living together

People with and without dementia share a common world. Yet, their daily lives are mostly separate. The challenge, however, is not to ignore the...

Helping vulnerable adults and young people in Somerset

Advocacy in Somerset has been a registered charity since 2001 and is also a company limited by guarantee. Our mission has always been to...

Is the UK delivering effective mental health services?

Over the last few months, there has been increasing reports of failures to meet the needs of patients with mental illnesses in the UK....

Congenital Deafblindness: Do you understand me?

Findings on four effective communication interventions for children and adults with congenital deafblindness Persons (children and adults) with deafblindness express themselves and understand others without...

Social care – fit for purpose

Richard Kramer, Deputy Chief Executive at the Deafblind charity Sense highlights the importance of social care for deafblind and disabled people Last year was incredibly...
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Care in the home

Dominic Carter, Policy Officer at the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) details how home care can be more flexible and beneficial to the patient’s needs Homecare...

Drug discovery backwards?

There’s been a lot written about the slow-down in the marketing of new drugs in the last 20 years from the point of view...

Chemistry helps the fight against bacterial infections

Developing new antibiotics to tackle bacterial infections such as E.coli and MRSA is an important task. Open Access Government highlights how vital this is and...

The many uses of menthol

Phil Richardson a Commercial Consultant to the dermatology industry sheds light on the organic compound menthol, and its role as itch relief Menthol is used...
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HIV-1 vaccine remains the best solution

Professor Tomáš Hanke of the Jenner Institute, University of Oxford discusses why the development of HIV-1 vaccine remains a high global health priority Since the...

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