Friday Five

Discussions of digital health in week’s Friday Five

NHS Digital trial new system to alert HCPs to adjust care NHS Digital is trialling a reasonable adjustment flag on patient records that alerts health and care staff if a patient has a learning disability, so that they adjust care services accordingly. This may include ensuring there is wheelchair access to a hospital or clinic,…

Friday Five

Medical miracles and shocking shortages – this week’s Friday Five

Ebola may soon be a “preventable and treatable” disease An Ebola drugs trial in the Democratic Republic of Congo has identified two new drugs that have a 90% survival rate when used in combination. The drugs, named REGN-EB3 and mAb114, work by attacking the Ebola virus with antibodies, neutralising its impact on human cells. The…

Friday Five

Appetite, apps and abstinence – this week’s Friday Five

New app detects killer kidney condition in minutes The technology firm, DeepMind has developed a new mobile phone app known as Streams, which sends blood test results directly to front-line clinicians in the form of easy-to-read results and graphs. The app was trialled at London’s Royal Free Hospital and was described as a “potential lifesaver”,…