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Inclusive healthcare for Deaf people around the world

Inclusive healthcare for Deaf people around the world

Making sure Deaf people are heard and providing inclusive patient healthcare worldwide Many Deaf people around the world face inequalities when accessing healthcare services or...
Calls for urgent reforms to improve care for rare disease patients

Calls for urgent reforms to improve care for rare disease patients

Organisations are calling on the UK Government and the NHS to implement urgent reforms in order to improve care for patients in the UK...
Norway ensures equal access to COVID-19 treatments

Norway ensures equal access to COVID-19 treatments

Norway is leading the way to help ensure equal access to COVID-19 treatments, as well as developing a new, flagship initiative on noncommunicable diseases. The...
Improving access to gene and cell therapies for people with rare diseases

Improving access to gene and cell therapies for people with rare diseases

A new report has addressed challenges to accessing gene and cell therapies for people living with rare diseases. EURORDIS-Rare Diseases Europe and the partners of the...
Establishing a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

Establishing a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

The European Commission has adopted a Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe which aims to ensure access to medicines and support innovation and sustainability in the...
Autistic children risk delays to diagnosis due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Autistic children risk delays to diagnosis due to COVID-19 lockdowns

New research has shown that more than 128,000 children and their families risk being ‘forgotten’ by the system as lockdown causes delays in autism...
Early access to medicine for hereditary angioedema patients

Early access to medicine for hereditary angioedema patients

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has granted a positive scientific opinion to the medicine berotralstat for hereditary angioedema patients through...
Protective and preventive healthcare with DynaHEALTH

Protective and preventive healthcare with DynaHEALTH

Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin of DynaHEALTH-PREcisE highlights the importance of lifestyle factors and early years intervention for healthy ageing. Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPH...
Legs Matter Week: making legs matter in a global pandemic

Legs Matter Week: making legs matter in a global pandemic

This week, (October 12 – 16) marks national Legs Matter Week, and a keen sportswoman who was hours away from having her leg amputated...
Cancard: giving patients and police peace of mind

Cancard: giving patients and police peace of mind

Medical cannabis patient Carly Barton has been working to create the UK’s new medical cannabis card that will protect patients from prosecution and save...
Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

Global agreement to make COVID-19 antigen tests available for all

The Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator has announced a set of agreements to make COVID-19 rapid antigen tests available to low- and middle-income...
Understanding rare autoinflammatory conditions during awareness month

Understanding rare autoinflammatory conditions during awareness month

September marks World Autoinflammatory Awareness Month – a time for organisations, patients, carers, and families to raise the profile of these rare and complex...
Brits demand more mental health services after COVID-19

Brits demand more mental health services after COVID-19

A new YouGov survey has revealed that British citizens are demanding better access to mental health and counselling services following the COVID-19 pandemic. The NHS...
Psychedelics association to bridge medical establishment and industry gap

Psychedelics association to bridge medical establishment and industry gap

Leaders in the field of psychedelic medicine have joined forces to create the global Psychedelic Medicine Association (PMA), which aims to bridge the gap...
European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

The European Commission has confirmed its participation in the COVAX Facility to ensure equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines. Team Europe will be contributing an...
Impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors: act now to avoid disability

Impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors: act now to avoid disability

A new report into the impact of COVID-19 on stroke survivors has found that delayed 999 calls due to concerns around COVID-19 have left...
Mothers rally for medical cannabis outside UK Health Authorities

Mothers rally for medical cannabis outside UK Health Authorities

A number of mothers, each with a severely epileptic child, are today holding a vigil outside the offices of the Department of Health &...
Efficient application of telehealth during COVID-19

Efficient application of telehealth during COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the rapid adoption of new technologies and new ways of delivering care. COVID-19 has seen healthcare practitioners offering virtual patient visits and...
Progress towards eliminating child deaths could be reversed by COVID-19

Progress towards eliminating child deaths could be reversed by COVID-19

According to the World Health Organization, COVID-19 could reverse the major progress that has been made toward eliminating preventable child deaths. The number of deaths...
UK medical cannabis dermatology service launched for skin conditions

UK medical cannabis dermatology service launched for skin conditions

Sapphire Medical Clinics is offering the UK’s first medical cannabis dermatology service for patients with rare and challenging skin conditions. Patients with skin conditions such...

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