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New WHO report highlights barriers to insulin for diabetes availability

New WHO report highlights barriers to insulin for diabetes

A new report highlights the worrying state of global access to insulin for diabetes care and finds that high prices, low availability of human...
NHS funding

UK announce substantial NHS funding to tackle patient waiting times

The UK government has revealed that they will be providing £248m NHS funding to reduce patient waiting lists and enhance diagnostics. The sizeable NHS funding...
European healthcare

Transforming the future of European healthcare systems

Roberto Bertollini, the Honorary President of Health First Europe, discusses what measures need to be implemented to enhance European healthcare systems. Health First Europe is...
UK healthcare

Preventing future pandemics requires UK healthcare system innovation

Leading healthcare boss Graham Ewart, CEO of Direct Healthcare Group (DHG), outlines the challenges faced by the UK’s healthcare system, and how improvements to...
Health services

WHO publish recommendations to create robust health services

The World Health Organization (WHO) has outlined seven essential areas that need to be strengthened to enhance health services worldwide. Health services have been exhausted...
patient safety

Enhancing patient safety and outcomes in high-risk surgery

A team of world-leading medical experts have collaborated to improve patient safety and outcomes following high-risk surgery. The endeavour, which includes industry specialists such as...
mental-health-support

Frontline workers need better mental health support, experts say

Researchers have called for urgent improvements to mental health support for frontline healthcare workers in England. A team of psychiatrists and psychologists from University College...
dementia-support

WHO report highlights global failings in dementia support

Support for people with dementia and their families is lacking across the globe, a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report has shown. The WHO has...
organ-transplants-COVID-19

Organ transplants fell by a third during first wave of COVID-19

The number of solid organ transplants performed globally dropped by 31% during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new study has revealed. Research...
GP-turnover

GP turnover rates in England continually increased over last decade

The proportion of general practices with a high turnover rate has almost doubled in ten years, a new study has shown. Academics from the University...
malnutrition-and-dehydration

Preventing malnutrition and dehydration in older adults

Dr Anne Holdoway stresses why preventing malnutrition and dehydration among the elderly should be an integral part of patient-centred care. As we age, our daily...
acute-medical-units

Recommendations issued to improve patient safety in acute medical units

Digital healthcare and an increase in senior staff availability are just some of the recommendations made by experts following a ten-year patient safety analysis...
nursing-associate

New partnership offers flexible and part-funded nursing associate training

The Open University (OU) and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have introduced a nursing associate degree course to offer a flexible route into healthcare. The...
training

GMC survey reveals high standards of healthcare training in 2021

Trainee doctors received a high standard of training over the last year despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a General Medical Council survey. The GMC’s...
Skills-for-Care

Skills for Care launches new nursing associate guide

A new guide has been launched to enhance the understanding of the nursing associate role within social care. Skills for Care, an independent body for...
wound-healing

How can nanofibers aid successful wound healing?

Dr Shahin Homaeigohar speaks to Health Europa Quarterly (HEQ) about the wound healing potential of nanofibrous dressings. The management and treatment of wounds has become...
children-mental-health

New research highlights “invisible crisis in children’s mental health”

One in eight children have mental disorders requiring treatment but even high-income countries are failing to provide most of these children with support, a...
childhood-vaccination-covid-19

Childhood vaccination rates fall globally during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a huge global decline in the uptake of childhood vaccinations, new data has revealed. Official data from WHO and...
local government funding

Cuts to local government funding in England linked to lower life expectancy

UK researchers have conducted a novel study indicating that reductions in England's local government funding have potentially influenced declines in life expectancy. The study, led...
healthcare-in-denmark

COVID-19’s influence on digital healthcare in Denmark

The Danish Health Data Authority's comprehensive data programme has become a cornerstone of Danish healthcare's response to COVID-19. The outbreak of COVID-19 has changed the...

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