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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Tackling healthcare fraud

Joel Alleyne from the Global Health Care Anti-fraud Network (GHCAN) outlines how the organisation helps with the fight against healthcare fraud  At a conference in...
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Musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace

Christa Sedlatschek, Director at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work outlines how musculoskeletal disorders affect workplaces across Europe Across Europe, musculoskeletal disorders...
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Housing support for an ageing population

Domini Gunn, Director of Health and Wellbeing at CIH Consultancy outlines the potential for the right kind of housing and support to reduce the...
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Transforming ageing into an opportunity for Europe

Ilias Iakovidis and Bruno Alves from DG CONNECT at the European Commission explain how digital transformation can turn demographic change into an opportunity for...
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Transforming healthcare in Scotland

The Scottish Government’s eHealth Division outlines why eHealth is a key enabler for citizen involvement and the transformation of health and social care in...
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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...

Point-of-care ultrasound in shortness of breath

BRIPPED Protocol: The BRIPPED scan is an effective screening tool for shortness of breath that evaluates pulmonary B-lines, Right ventricle size and strain, Inferior Vena...

Platelets in hemostasis and thrombosis – finding the right balance

Nucleated blood platelets are produced by their bone marrow resident precursors, the megakaryocytes, in a unique process in mammalian physiology. Terminally differentiated, polyploid megakaryocytes...
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Translating basic immunology to innovative and sustainable solutions for animal health and welfare

Infectious diseases are a major cause for animal suffering and production losses in livestock and at the same time, often being zoonotic, represent a...
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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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