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Racial discrimination in healthcare may have increased vaccine hesitancy

Research emerging from the UK suggests that one in 10 people from ethnic minority groups who were reluctant to receive a COVID-19 vaccine experienced...

A voice for nurses worldwide

HEQ spoke to Howard Catton, CEO of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) about the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nursing...
Reviewing the role of air filtration systems in healthcare

Reviewing the role of air filtration systems in healthcare

The Addenbrooke’s Air Disinfection Study looks set to shape future IPC guidance concerning the implementation of air filtration systems in healthcare settings. The Addenbrooke’s Air...
Working together to enhance patient safety

Working together to enhance patient safety

Professor Eberhard Kochs, vice-president of the European Patient Safety Foundation discusses the reasons behind safety failures in healthcare and the impact of the COVID-19...
Mitigating medication errors

Mitigating medication errors

HEQ spoke to Mike Isles, executive director of the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) about the urgent need to tackle medication...
European Patients' Rights Day

European Patients’ Rights Day: Championing civic participation in health

Mariano Votta, the Director of the Active Citizenship Network, the organisers of European Patients' Rights Day, explores the importance of civic engagement in safeguarding...
Emergency Caesareans

Scientists investigate the risk of emergency caesareans on babies

A research team from Flinders University has investigated the risk of emergency caesareans on a baby’s development. Labour and natural childbirth cause stress on a...
Burnout

Artificial Intelligence technology to aid in detecting burnout

A research team from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) has developed Artificial Intelligence technology that is capable of detecting burnout by analysing text...
Locum

Life for locum GPs: The challenges and struggles faced due to Covid-19

Luna Williams, a commentator for Arora Medical Education, outlines some of the key challenges faced by locum GPs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past...
Drones within healthcare: the sky is the limit for medical supplies

Drones within healthcare: the sky is the limit for medical supplies

Paul Kostek, IEEE senior member and systems engineer with Air Direct Solutions explores the revolutionary role of drones in improving the delivery of essential...
Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer patient care to be improved with novel algorithm

Experts from the University of Portsmouth have utilised Artificial Intelligence and data analytics to improve bowel cancer patient care by predicting their stay in...
NHS waiting lists

NHS waiting lists to be tackled with new ‘planned care’ hospital

A new state-of-the-art hospital for ‘planned care’ has opened in Berkshire to reduce NHS waiting lists caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Heatherwood Hospital in...
COVID and cancer

NHS data shows how patients with COVID and cancer have been affected

NHS Digital has revealed that its cancer data will be securely available for researchers to investigate how people with COVID and cancer were affected...
healthcare for women

Healthcare for women is failing to heal from the pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has worryingly revealed that healthcare for women is severely lacking in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings from the...
women's health

Bringing women’s health out of the shadows

Irene Oldfather, Director of Strategy and Engagement at The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) outlines some of the challenges associated with...
racial discrimination

Health outcomes are worse in areas with high racial discrimination

Health outcomes and mortality are significantly worse for people living in communities with higher levels of racial discrimination, a new US study suggests. A study...
COVID backlogs

NHS combat COVID backlogs with massive reservist recruitment drive

The NHS has revealed that they will be employing thousands of new NHS reservists to tackle the sizeable COVID backlogs currently impacting health services. Announced...
Maternity Disparities Taskforce

Maternity Disparities Taskforce to reduce maternity care inequalities

The UK Government has announced a new Maternity Disparities Taskforce designed to mitigate the inequalities experienced by women from ethnic minority groups and people...

Enhancing access to healthcare with point-of-care diagnostics technology

Experts in the field of blood count testing diagnostics – PixCell Medical – illustrate how their cutting-edge technology can optimise access to healthcare in...
women's health

Women’s Health: Addressing gender inequalities in healthcare

Health Europa is delighted to bring to you our Women’s Health eBook, analysing pertinent issues currently facing women in healthcare, covering topics that include...

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