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Improved access for NHS England patients to dental services

Improved access for NHS England patients to dental services

The NHS has announced new reforms to improve access to dental services for patients in England. A widely debated subject is the accessibility of NHS...
heat-health alert

UKHSA issues heat-health alert due to UK heatwave

Due to this week's UK heatwave, a heat-health alert has been issued by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the Met Office to...
The University of Essex launches a project to tackle racism in healthcare

The University of Essex launches a project to tackle racism in healthcare

To tackle racism in healthcare, a new project has been launched aimed at confronting the issue of racism in the NHS. A long-term issue in...
World hunger rates soared by 150 million during the COVID-19 pandemic

World hunger rates soared by 150 million during the COVID-19 pandemic

New data confirms efforts to tackle malnutrition are insufficient as world hunger rates continue to grow. In the latest State of Food Security and Nutrition...
prostate biopsies

UK doctors urge policy changes for transrectal prostate biopsies

A group of UK senior doctors are calling on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to change guidelines for transrectal prostate...
Knee replacement surgery rates decreased following BMI policy introduction

Knee replacement surgery rates decreased following BMI policy introduction

New research highlights that when the NHS introduced body mass index policies, there was a decrease in knee replacement surgery rates. In a National Institute...
privatising the NHS

Privatising the NHS increases deaths from treatable conditions

The first comprehensive analysis of the impacts of privatising the NHS has revealed that outsourcing NHS services to the private sector increases deaths from...
young people’s mental health

Urgent action needed to support young people’s mental health

Following this year’s European Mental Health Week, Health Europa Quarterly spoke to Mental Health Europe about the importance of supporting young people’s mental Health. Mental...
Bite Back 2030: ‘The food system is rigged against us’

Bite Back 2030: ‘The food system is rigged against us’

The young campaigners of Bite Back 2030 are calling for more to be done to protect children from diet-related ill-health. Here, they tell Health...
Tackling obesity in children

Tackling obesity in children

With record numbers of overweight and obesity in children, Health Europa Quarterly discusses the key risk factors and challenges around policy and care delivery...
Children’s hospital waiting lists hit 350,000 for the first time

Children’s hospital waiting lists hit 350,000 for the first time

New data reveals that children’s hospital waiting lists have surpassed more than 350,000 children and young people waiting for treatment and care. Figures released by...
Removing barriers to create digital healthcare services that work for everyone

Removing barriers to create digital healthcare services that work for everyone

Trilly Chatterjee of NHS Digital outlines the benefits of digital healthcare services in improving delivery of care. For several years preceding the COVID-19 pandemic, and...
emergency preparedness

How can we optimise emergency preparedness and response?

Preparing for major medical emergencies is integral to protecting populations and optimising collaboration between response teams. Mariano Votta of the Cittadinanzattiva NGO discusses initiatives...
pandemic preparedness

UK and Argentina vow to enhance pandemic preparedness

The UK and Argentina have revealed a groundbreaking resolution at the World Health Assembly (WHA) to ensure more robust pandemic preparedness globally, especially in...
NICE outlines further updates to the menopause guidelines

NICE outlines further updates to the menopause guidelines

Further research will be carried out to identify whether new recommendations or updates to existing ones are needed within menopause guidelines. The ‘scope’ of the...
primary care

Review outlines how to improve access to UK primary care services

A new review performed by Dr Claire Fuller provides recommendations on optimising primary care access in the UK. NHS England revealed that new Integrated Care...
universal health coverage

43 million health workers required to achieve universal health coverage

A new peer-reviewed study has stated that more than 43 million additional health workers are needed globally to meet universal health coverage targets. An investigation...
New guidelines for improving AI in medicine

New guidelines for improving AI in medicine

New reporting guidelines will ensure early studies on AI in medicine will provide the relevant data needed. Artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine is the use...
dementia care

UK Government announce 10-year plan to improve dementia care

Sajid Javid, the UK Health and Social Care Secretary, has announced that a new 10-year plan to tackle dementia will be published later this...
young people's mental health

How can we improve young people’s mental health?

As we approach the culmination of 2022 European Mental Health Week, Mental Health Europe has outlined policy recommendations to safeguard and enhance young people’s...

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