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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...
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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...
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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...
PPE

Providing certified and high-quality PPE during COVID-19

ASAP Innovations explains how the company has risen to the challenge of providing credible medical supplies throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), an...
long-COVID

Transforming clinical care delivery to support long COVID patients

Rachel Young, of Sheffield Hallam University, explains how clinical care could be modified to better support those recovering from long COVID. Long COVID, or post-COVID...
taste-and-smell-loss

Research highlights lack of support for taste and smell loss patients

People who have lost their sense of smell are not getting the support they need from the healthcare system, new research has suggested. A study...
contraception

Prescription-free contraception could mitigate issues caused by pandemic

Better data collection and measures such as prescription-free contraception could improve women’s health care during disasters, researchers have recommended. Researchers at the University of Warwick...
New partnership established to address UK health inequality

New partnership established to address UK health inequality

Legal & General has established a new partnership with Sir Michael Marmot to address UK health inequality and to establish a multi-million pound charitable...
processed-food

Children’s processed food consumption must be reduced, warn experts

Experts have called for urgent action to tackle British children’s consumption of 'exceptionally high' proportions of ultra-processed foods. A study, led by Imperial College London,...
child-mental-health

How has COVID-19 impacted child mental health?

Childline Service Head Alex Gray discusses the mental health struggles among children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to NHS estimates, around one...
vaccine-hesitancy

Is vaccine hesitancy in Africa linked to institutional mistrust?

Dr Jean-François Maystadt, Professor of Economics at Université catholique de Louvain and Lancaster University, discusses institutional mistrust and vaccine hesitancy in Africa. In a report...
heat-related-deaths-global-warming

Global warming responsible for one in three heat-related deaths

From 1991 to 2018, over a third of all heat-related deaths were attributable to human-induced global warming, new research has found. Led by the London...
paracetamol-during-pregnancy

Paracetamol use during pregnancy linked to ADHD and autism in children

A study has found that a mother’s use of paracetamol during pregnancy is associated with symptoms of ADHD and autism in children. Researchers at the...
pre-term babies

Immediate skin-to-skin contact improves pre-term babies’ survival chances

Immediate skin-to-skin contact and exclusive breastfeeding increases a premature baby’s chances of survival, a study has found. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet, co-ordinated by the World...

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