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.

10% of NHS drugs budget spent on diabetes prescriptions

10% of NHS drugs budget spent on diabetes drugs

According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre, prescriptions for diabetes account for almost 10 per cent of the NHS primary care drugs...
Diana Agacy, Blood Transfusion Nurse Practitioner and Phlebotomy Manager at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation gives an overview of the importance of patient safety during blood transfusions…

Practising patient safety during blood transfusions

Diana Agacy, Blood Transfusion Nurse Practitioner and Phlebotomy Manager at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation gives an overview of the importance of patient safety...
Armed forces need to be mentally fit

Armed forces need to be mentally fit

Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, Military Psychologist, and Director at the Veterans and Families Institute, Anglia Ruskin University, highlights the importance of our armed forces...
transplant

Kidney transplants – the gold standard treatment

Adnan Sharif, Consultant Nephrologist at University Hospitals Birmingham discusses kidney transplants and the impact it has on the patient and their quality of life. Chronic...
medical

Patients do not understand medical jargon

A study carried out by the Royal College of General Practitioners found that nearly one half of patients do not understand the advice given...
A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

A stem cell solution for Parkinson’s?

Claire Bale, Communications Manager for Parkinson’s UK, highlights the latest thinking in stem cell research for the potential treatment of Parkinson’s. Stem cells can develop...

The birth of blood cells

Unravelling the mechanisms leading to the formation of blood progenitor and stem cells. The continuous generation of blood cells throughout life relies on the existence...
biobank

Biobank Graz

The hub for biobanking in Europe. Biobank Graz at Medical University of Graz, Austria, belongs to the largest repositories of human samples in Europe. It...
research

Smart Biobanking

Senior Research Analyst for Frost & Sullivan Divyaa Ravishankar discusses the growing need for innovative products in the realm of bio-storage applications. The concept of...
mental health

Combating mental health

Journalist Tony Hall gives an overview of how the Cognitive Behaviour Treatment (CBT) is used within the armed forces to combat mental health issues. In...

Counterweight

The leaders in evidence based weight management Counterweight Ltd. offers proven solutions (Counterweight Programme and The Counterweight Plus Programme) for weight loss and weight loss maintenance...
male

Male eating disorders overlooked says study

A UK study suggests that male eating disorders are being overlooked due to the perceptions about a “woman’s illness”. Despite a quarter of anorexia and...
health

Mental health patients kept like prisoners, report states

A House of Lords committee has said vulnerable adults are being kept virtual prisoners in care homes. The report by a select committee expressed concerns...
abuse

Greater awareness needed on domestic abuse

New guidance published by a health watchdog aims to help identify, prevent and reduce domestic violence and abuse. The guidance by NICE outlines how health...
cancer

Empower, support and encourage action

Emma Greenwood, head of policy development at Cancer Research UK explains the importance of early diagnosis for cancer within local communities. Cancer remains a major...
diagnosis

The cancer challenge

Commissioner for Health, Tonio Borg supports Europe’s concerns about cancer and the huge challenges it presents. Cancer continues to present a huge challenge for patients...

RAS – moving social care forward

Paul Clifford, CEO from FACE Recording & Measurement Systems explains the benefits of Resource Allocations Systems (RAS). I was not pleased to be informed in...

The FACE RAS

Effective information for health and social care. The FACE RAS is the country’s most widely used resource allocation system, being used by over 41 councils...

Talking about health inequalities

Public Health England is launching a national conversation about health inequalities to better understand the English public’s perception and experience. Where you live, what you...
living UK

Men outliving women in areas of UK

In some areas of the UK men are beginning to outlive females by as much of 13 years. Figures published by Public Health England reveal...

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