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Health Europa brings you the latest Health Policy News from across the field of European Healthcare & Social Care Policy.

Patient Safety Conference: daring to look beyond medical staff fatigue

Patient Safety Conference: daring to look beyond medical staff fatigue

In light of the Patient Safety Conference taking place in Stockholm in October, Dr. Adriano Friganovic, President of the European Specialist Nurses Organisation (ESNO) and...
NHS urge parents to book MMR vaccination for children

NHS urge parents to book MMR vaccination for children

The NHS is campaigning for parents and carers to book their children for the MMR vaccination by sending reminders through text, email and letters. In...
NHS is trialling electric ambulances to help the planet and patients

NHS is trialling electric ambulances to help the planet and patients

NHS electric ambulances will aim to relieve pressure on ambulance services and help the NHS become net zero by 2040. Eight ambulance trusts are trialling...
New health and social care plan set out by NHS

New health and social care plan set out by NHS 

A new health and social care plan for this winter has been set out by the Health and Social Care Secretary, Thérèse Coffey.  ‘Our plan...
UK Government delays changes in junk food regulations

UK Government delays changes in junk food regulations

Junk food regulation delays outlined by the UK Government is slowing down the battle with rising obesity levels.   In a new perspective published in Obesity,...
The future of standardising medical 3D printing 

Transforming personalised medicine with medical 3D printing

Korean researchers are paving the way for medical 3D printing and 3D scanning with new international standards that could transform personalised medicine.  The Electronics and...
Redefining self-care

Redefining self-care

With vast amounts of resources and tools available to empower individuals to optimise their health, we discuss the value of self-care strategies, and barriers...
Can healthcare reduce its reliance on single-use plastic?

Can healthcare reduce its reliance on single-use plastic?

Andreea Zotinca from Health Care Without Harm Europe discusses the impact of healthcare’s reliance on single-use plastic, and how it can be reduced. Plastic is...
The University of Bristol calls for guidance change about fish during pregnancy

The University of Bristol calls for guidance change about fish during pregnancy

Guidelines outline limitations on consuming fish during pregnancy but now, the University of Bristol calls for this to change. The NHS states that eating fish...
Folic acid is added to flour to prevent spina bifida in foetuses 

Folic acid is added to flour to prevent spina bifida in foetuses 

Following a consultation, the UK government moves closer to adding folic acid to non-wholemeal flour to prevent spina bifida in foetuses.   Pregnant women are required...
A new plan for representation in clinical cancer research

A new plan for representation in clinical cancer research

New strategies for promoting diversity, inclusion, equity and access in clinical cancer research trials have been outlined in the blood advances journal. A new study...
Patient Safety Conference: why patients should be more involved in their own care

Patient Safety Conference: why patients should be more involved in their own care

In light of the Patient Safety Conference taking place in Stockholm in October, co-organisers Penilla Gunther, Founder of FOKUS Patient (Sweden) and Mirka Cikkelova,...

Digital mental health treatment needed to ‘Build Back Better and Fairer’

Kate Newhouse, COO of digital mental health care provider, Kooth discusses the need to diversify mental health treatment and support to improve the delivery...
NHS trials high-tech smart glasses for community nurses

NHS trials high-tech smart glasses for community nurses

Innovative smart glasses will be worn by community nurses to free up time with patients by reducing admin tasks. In an innovative attempt to reduce...
WHO recommends new Ebola virus treatments

WHO recommends new Ebola virus treatments

The World Health Organization advises two new Ebola virus treatments and calls for improved access to therapeutics. Ebola virus is a serious viral infection originating...
Healthcare equity for persons with disabilities

Healthcare equity for persons with disabilities

Marine Uldry from the European Disability Forum speaks to Health Europa Quarterly about the challenges people with disabilities face when accessing healthcare. ‘Persons with disabilities...
NHS expands eligibility for at-home bowel cancer test kits

NHS expands eligibility for at-home bowel cancer test kits

In a new announcement, the NHS confirms that at-home bowel cancer test kits will be rolled out to 58-year-olds in England. At-home bowel cancer test...
NHS plans measures to tackle the winter season

NHS plans measures to tackle the winter season

The NHS outlines extensive measures to combat pressures from COVID and flu in the winter season. The NHS has announced that health chiefs will outline...
Scaling up at-home and remote digital care

Scaling up at-home and remote digital care

Dr Vishal Shah, GP and Chief Medical Officer at digital health company, Thriva draws on the lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic and opportunities...
89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

89% of Allied Health services plan to use telehealth consultations

Researchers caution that the rise of telehealth consultation could increase inequalities in access for vulnerable people. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift in everyday life,...

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