All articles by Joshua Silverwood

Joshua Silverwood

UK NHS calls for public input amid £2m consultation on data strategy

The call for views comes as part of a series of events run by the NHS starting next year, ahead of plans to implement a unified data system across the organisation.

Israeli hospital trials AI tools to identify coronary blockages

A trial using new AI tools identified calcium build-up in the coronary arteries of 58% of those who took part, some of whom were unaware they were even affected by it.

US launches $104m grant for drug-resistant bacteria research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has set aside $104 million in funding in a bid to advance research into combatting the spread of bacteria.

Report finds more than half of Birmingham hospital staff feel ‘bullied’ or ‘harassed’

An independent report into workplace culture at one of the UK’s largest hospital trusts has found a “culture of fear” among staff as many complain of feeling undervalued.

Saudi hospital performs first ever fully robotic liver transplant

A Riyadh hospital has furthered its specialisation in organ transplants by performing the successful robotic surgery on a 66-year-old patient.

UK NHS delivers more than 1 million vaccines in one month

The UK National Health Service (NHS) has said that they have been able to provide 1.16 million vaccines across the UK as part of a campaign brought ahead of schedule in response to a new Covid-19 variant.

Cygnet Health Care fined more than £1.5m following patient death in London

UK private healthcare group, Cygnet Health Care, has been slapped with a landmark fine, following an investigation into how a woman came to die in its care in 2018.

UK organ donation decisions leap by 22%

The National Health Service is celebrating its latest achievement after driving organ donation decisions up by 98,263 people thanks to the NHS app.

New organ preservation system sees kidney flown thousands of miles as part of device debut

Paragonix has demonstrated a new system that intends to replace the ice and cooler method used for organ transportation, by flying a kidney more than a thousand miles.

Faulty concrete forces evacuation planning at hospitals across the UK

Concrete prone to collapse has been identified in at least 27 hospitals across the UK, prompting ministers and hospital officials to speed up plans to repair crumbling hospitals and draw up evacuation procedures.