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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Effective prevention and control of infectious diseases

David Partridge from the British Infection Association provides a comprehensive overview of effective infection prevention and control in the UK today
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Scottish government to introduce mental health funding boost

The Scottish Government has announced a mental health funding boost of £500,000 in a move announced on World Mental Health day
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Mental health staff say cuts have lead to increased assault

Mental health staff have linked cuts to services and staff shortages with an increase in assault and abuse from patients, especially in England 
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Dementia as a progressive condition

The Alzheimer's Society in the UK provides a fascinating glimpse into the most dementia as a progressive condition and its common forms
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Health officials pledge to reduce cholera deaths by 90%

Health Officials from across the globe are set to meet in France and pledge to dramatically reduce cholera deaths by 2030
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New functions of HTT in gene expression

Naoko Tanese from New York University explores how monitoring gene expression can be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's
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Labour calls for inquiry into private ambulance firm after service folds

The collapse of a private ambulance firm working with the NHS has led to calls for an inquiry from Labour MP Justin Madders

Health, prevention, and long-term care in Germany

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) is centred around health, prevention, and long-term care, as Open Access Government discovers
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The problem of ‘hidden’ homelessness in London

A new report reveals the extent of homelessness in London and the 'hidden homeless' who do not receive adequate help from authorities A new report...
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Membranous nephropathy and how can it be identified and treated

The National Kidney Foundation analyses the causes of membranous nephropathy and the science available to identify and treat it
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Man in vegetative state regains some consciousness through nerve stimulator therapy

A man in a vegetative state in France has regained a degree of consciousness after experimental therapy of placing a nerve stimulator on his...
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New mental health figures show a rise in depression among teenage girls

New mental health figures revealed by a study show that a quarter of teenage girls and 1 in 10 teenage boys have suffered from depression
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NHS approves new ‘life extending’ lung cancer drug

After extended campaigns from charities and prominent figures, a lung cancer drug said to extend the life of sufferers has been made available on...
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The impact of clinical research in rare diseases

Kit C.B. Roes from the University Medical Centre, Utrecht outlines why clinical research in rare diseases requires swift implementation of new methodology
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The unrealised benefits of an ATP cleaning verification system

An ATP cleaning verification system can help ensure cleaning is thorough and effective, saving money and lives in healthcare settings The financial impact of poor...
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NHS staff unions call for pay rise of 3.9% to match inflation

Unions representing NHS staff have written to the government demanding a 3.9% pay rise after figures show wages have fallen compared with inflation After the...
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Map shows vast difference in liver disease diagnoses in areas of the UK

A new map shows that diagnosis of liver disease varies greatly across different areas of the country, with some places having a much higher...

How HSCN can improve the NHS digital strategy

Michael Bowyer of Innopsis highlights the need for improved connectivity to boost the government's NHS digital strategy and improve integration
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New approach to preventing heart attacks and strokes announced

A new drive from the NHS and Public Health England (PHE) to help prevent heart attacks and strokes has been announced today
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Suicide Prevention Week: Organisations and charities

Yesterday marked the start of National Suicide Prevention Week in the US and Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day, with charities raising awareness globally

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