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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...

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...

Researchers issue opioid warning as they reveal overdose findings

Hundreds of patients could have died from an accidental overdose of prescription opioids, the findings from a recent study have revealed. Research led by Dr...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Reducing tuberculosis in England with a long-term action plan

Reducing tuberculosis in England with a long-term action plan

A new five-year action plan to reduce cases of tuberculosis (TB) in England has been launched by the UK Health Security Agency, working with...
EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation enters into application

EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation enters into application

The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation has now entered into application, meaning that EU citizens and residents will be able to have their Digital...
UK patients to have greater control over healthcare data

UK patients to have greater control over healthcare data

The UK has established a new data strategy that will give patients better access and greater control over their health and care data. The way...

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