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.

Health in Europe: A matter of good economics

Open Access Government details the priorities and intentions of the new European Health Commissioner, Vytenis Andriukaitis Born in 1951, Vytenis Andriukaitis holds degrees in medicine...
Social care – fit for purpose

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...
Is social care the latest casualty of austerity?

Is social care the latest casualty of austerity?

As the problems in social care continue to grow, the head of the Local Government Association has called for an extra £1.1bn funding to...
NI ambulance workers to strike

NI ambulance workers to strike

From noon until midnight on Thursday, ambulance workers across Northern Ireland will strike in a protest over pay... The UK's health service has had a...
The growing crisis in the NHS

The growing crisis in the NHS

Adjacent Digital Politics examines the crisis facing the NHS, why it came about, and what—if anything—can be done to fix it. The NHS is in...
Community care can support mental health in Europe

Community care can support mental health

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...
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Tackling cardiovascular diseases

Simon Gillespie, Chief Executive of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and President of the European Heart Network, highlights the effects of cardiovascular diseases and...
Innovative technologies help to lead healthier lives

Innovative technologies help to lead healthier lives

Paul Rice, Head of Technology Strategy at NHS England outlines how innovative technologies are helping us to lead healthier and more independent lives. Information technology...
Breastfeeding could save the NHS millions

Breastfeeding could save the NHS millions

Breastfeeding babies for longer could save the NHS millions of pounds as it improves the health of both the mother and child. Unicef UK said...
NI has the largest proportional rise of HIV in UK

NI has the largest proportional rise of HIV in UK

An annual report from the Public Health Agency has revealed that Northern Ireland has had the largest proportional increase in new cases of HIV...
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...
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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...
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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...

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