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Health Europa brings the latest news, interviews plus reports and guidance. Coronavirus has forced a redesign of service delivery, we also profile partners who can enable transformation in Community, Primary and Secondary Care.

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COVID-19 variants

COVID-19 variants will require infection control measures post-vaccination

Even after the implementation of widespread vaccination protocols, robust infection control measures will need to be enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 variants,...

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...

Long COVID risk reduced by almost half after double vaccine dose

Receiving two COVID-19 vaccine doses reduces a person’s risk of experiencing long COVID by almost half, a new study has shown. Research led by King’s...

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...

Experts warn COVID-19 recovery could take longer than a year

Around one half of patients who were hospitalised with COVID-19 still experience health issues related to the virus after one year, a study has...

Pfizer-BionNTech vaccine side effects mild to moderate in high-risk children

The side effects of the Pfizer-BionNTech vaccine in clinically vulnerable 12- to 15-year-olds are likely to be minimal, a study has shown. In a small...

COVID-19 infection in pregnancy linked to higher risk of pre-eclampsia

Contracting COVID-19 during pregnancy can increase a woman’s risk of developing pre-eclampsia, researchers have demonstrated. A review of scientific literature by researchers in Brazil has...

Prototype breathing device created for COVID-19 patients in poor countries

Experts have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use prototype breathing device, designed specifically for poorer-resourced healthcare settings. Created in response to the surge of COVID-19 cases...

COVID-19 antibody surveillance programme launched in the UK

A new antibody surveillance scheme will be introduced in the UK to improve understanding of immunity against COVID-19 from vaccination and infection. Launching on Tuesday...

COVID-19 vaccines are still effective against Delta variant, study confirms

Two COVID-19 vaccine doses provide the most effective protection from the Delta variant in the UK, a new study has shown. Researchers from the University...

On-site vaccinations and phased return could make universities safer

Offering COVID-19 vaccines on campus and introducing phased returns in the autumn is key to making universities safer, public health experts have said. In an...

COVID-19 vaccine benefits outweigh risk of Bell’s palsy, say researchers

The benefits and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines far outweigh the minimal risk of developing Bell’s palsy, researchers have said. Following the first large-scale population-based study...

Blood clotting could be root cause of long COVID, research suggests

Blood clotting may be the main cause of long COVID syndrome, the findings from a recent study have indicated. The study, led by researchers from...

Organ support therapy ADVOS can effectively treat COVID-19 patients

A new study has demonstrated the efficacy of ADVOS organ support therapy in successfully treating COVID-19 patients. ADVOS, the new blood purification procedure from ADVITOS,...

Pre-clinical trials show intranasal COVID-19 vaccine reduces infection risk

Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the development of an intranasal COVID-19 vaccine. Scientists from Lancaster University have carried out pre-clinical trials of a...
COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

COVIDDRIVE: A new initiative to analyse COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness

Europe’s COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness is set to be intrinsically analysed by COVIDRIVE – a new public-private partnership implemented to investigate the medication’s efficacy. The novel...

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Discover how Finsen Tech is reducing HCAIs with UVC technology

Finsen Tech is an international EPA registered manufacturer and provider of UVC products and services contributing to the prevention and reduction of HCAIs (Healthcare-Associated...

Wheelchair Services - AJM Healthcare

Total dedication to excellent wheelchair service delivery

Total dedication to excellent wheelchair service delivery

AJM Healthcare is one of the leading providers of NHS wheelchair services in the UK. Our corporate strategy is to focus exclusively on wheelchair services...

Supporting Care Homes - Cube Modular

Supporting care home residents through COVID-19 with Cube Modular

Supporting care home residents through COVID-19 with Cube Modular

To safely reunite care home residents with friends and family is a dilemma facing many care home providers. Allowing visits in care homes is a...

Infection Control - Facere Melius

Investigating bacterial infection outbreak in mid and west Essex

Investigating bacterial infection outbreak in mid and west Essex

An independent investigation report into the outbreak of bacterial infection in mid and west Essex. In the first months of 2019 a number of people...

Elderly Care - Consultus Care & Nursing Ltd

COVID-19 and beyond: discover how live-in care has impacted elderly care

COVID-19 and beyond: discover how live-in care has impacted elderly care

Consultus Care & Nursing Ltd is one of the leading UK providers of exceptional live-in carers and live-in nurses for nearly 60 years. The COVID-19...

Healthcare Workforce Wellbeing - C3 Health

How is COVID-19 impacting the mental health of nurses?

C3 Collaborating for Health explores nurses’ mental health for 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife. When the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as...

Patient Self-Management - TIYGA Health

TIYGA: Voice of the Patient

TIYGA: the voice of the Patient

WHO defines empowerment as “a process through which people gain greater control over decisions and actions affecting their health” (WHO 1998).  This shift is...

Video Communications - Video Sherpa

Streamlining patient data and internal training with video content

Streamlining patient data and internal training with video content

For those in healthcare, video is becoming an increasingly essential tool, not just for training and internal communications, but to continue to pro­­vide telehealth...

Chronic Disease & COVID-19 - C3 Health

The relationship between chronic disease and COVID-19

Biomedical science, and with it the discovery of the causes of diseases, was changed with Antoine van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope 300 year ago – where...

Healthcare Workforce Wellbeing – Levell

Ensuring wellbeing and productivity in a healthcare workforce

Ensuring wellbeing and productivity in a healthcare workforce

Levell helps the healthcare workforce and leaders communicate about how they are feeling and what drives them, in order to increase wellbeing, protect quality,...

Care Home Workforce Management - Quinyx

Quinyx: easy-to-use rota management for your care organisation

Quinyx: easy-to-use rota management for your care organisation

Seamless scheduling, staffing, time reporting, communication, and task management all in one place. Sounds like a dream? Well, let us make it come true. The...

Care Home Workforce Management - Quinyx

Winter is coming: prepare your frontline workers with Quinyx

Winter is coming: prepare your frontline workers with Quinyx

Quinyx is a mobile-first workforce management solution that can help Care Homes Managers optimise their rosters and become more efficient in delivering care. The impact...

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