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Robotics, microbiomes and global warming – this week’s Friday Five

High rates of substandard care homes New research released by IPPR, found 23% of the 456,000 care home beds are in settings rated ‘inadequate’ or ‘requiring improvement’ by the Care Quality Commission. This means that good homes in areas with a high rate of substandard care homes are over-subscribed. In Newham, London and Manchester at…

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Investments in health tech – this week’s Friday Five

UK still behind in cancer survival despite recent improvements A major study published in Lancet Oncology has shown that cancer survival rates in the UK have improved markedly over recent decades but still lag behind those of other high-income countries. The study looked at one-year and five-year survival rates of cancer patients in Australia, Canada,…

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Brexit battles and breakthroughs for blindness – this week’s Friday Five

No-deal Brexit threatens potential for innovative digital therapies TechUK has warned that the full power of innovative digital technologies “will not be achieved” if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. It comes amid concerns that a no-deal BREXIT may be delay the share of health data between the UK and the EU. “Realising…