Skip to main content

DH Media Centre

UK & Argentina join forces to combat antimicrobial resistance

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Antibiotic Resistance, Uncategorized

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Argentinian Government to work together against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when microbes including bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites …

DHSC joins global fight to tackle antimicrobial resistance in animals

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Antibiotic Resistance

The UK Government’s Global AMR Innovation Fund, managed by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are partnering on a new initiative, aimed at reducing the emerging risk to global health and …

Government launches landmark review into prescription drug addiction

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Public Health, Uncategorized

The growing problem of dependence and addiction to prescription drugs is set to form the basis of an independent review announced today by the Government, as stark figures show one patient in eleven was prescribed a potentially addictive drug last …

Health Secretary calls for public to put aside the taboo of organ donation to save thousands of lives

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Public Health

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has called on people to overcome a “fatal reluctance” to talk about organ donation with relatives, as he launches a major public consultation on plans to introduce a new opt-out system. Figures from NHS Blood and …

New £15m scheme to improve urgent mental healthcare in local areas

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Uncategorized

Last week (18.10.2017), the Department of Health launched a £15m fund to better support people at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis. This represents another crucial stage in Government-led work that has driven an 80% reduction in people being detained …

UK Zika, Ebola and MERS research amongst winners of multimillion vaccine funding boost

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Ebola, Life Sciences, Public Health

The Department of Health backs the 22 new vaccines and diagnostic devices with the potential to eliminate the world’s deadliest diseases. UK scientists to benefit from £25 million funding pot. Hunt: This investment will make it more likely the next …