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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…

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,…

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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…