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22/10/2020
NHS Wales websites to get a refresh

Around 300 websites across NHS Wales are getting a refresh, powered by a new, modern Content Management System (CMS).

19/10/2020
Video Consultations for pharmacists, dentists and optometrists

Pharmacists, dentists and optometrists across Wales have been piloting the NHS Video Consulting Service (VCS), following   its initial success with GPs during the COVID-19 outbreak.

28/09/2020
NWIS developers build vital links in NHS COVID-19 app

Developers from NWIS have been part of the team ensuring the NHS COVID-19 app links with data and systems being used in Wales to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The success of the integration work between the app and laboratory systems has seen the app run smoothly in Wales. 

25/09/2020
Digital Diabetes records helps with patients' care during pandemic

A Digital Diabetes Consultation Note has helped to deliver care to diabetes patients throughout the Covid pandemic. The note allows healthcare professionals to record and view readings and observations, medications and other patient information. A PDF of the note is created in the Welsh Clinical Portal, which can be accessed by clinicians using the system across Wales.   

 

15/09/2020
Digital consultation summaries for community pharmacies to GPs now live across Wales

The Choose Pharmacy application provides community pharmacists with access to a secure web-based portal that enables them to electronically record a range of consultations for enhanced services within the pharmacy.

14/09/2020
£13 million technology investment for NHS Wales' intensive care patients

Hospitals in Wales are to benefit from a new high-tech digital-monitoring system for seriously ill people in intensive care units.

07/09/2020
Next Steps for Digital Health and Care Wales

A public consultation on the functions of the new special health authority, Digital Health and Care Wales, has been launched by Welsh Government today, Monday 7 September.  

03/09/2020
NWIS shortlisted for three BCS IT industry Awards
28/08/2020
Long way round Lesotho success

NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has chosen SOS Children's Villages as its charity of the year.

25/08/2020
Antibody test results recorded on mobile devices

NHS Wales Informatics Service has developed an application that allows health boards in Wales to record the results of lateral flow antibody tests for citizens in Wales on a mobile device.

20/08/2020
Helen Thomas becomes BCS Fellow

Interim Director of NWIS, Helen Thomas has become a Fellow of the British Computer Society (BCS). 

07/08/2020
Become a health informatics apprentice - opportunities now open

We have an exciting opportunity for three new apprenticeships to join our organisation on a full-time basis. 

28/07/2020
New digital service supports local pharmacy prescribing

From June 2020, a new module of the Choose Pharmacy application, the Independent Prescribers' Service (IPS), will support community pharmacists who have qualified as non-medical prescribers to provide patients presenting with certain conditions access to effective advice and treatment.

10/07/2020
Review of academic accreditation of Computer Science degrees launched by the BCS

A new review will ensure that computing graduates have the skills needed to drive economic recovery as data science and AI change the industry post COVID-19.

06/07/2020
Microsoft Teams helps GPs

Features of Microsoft Teams have been enabled  for all GP practices. Chat, Calendar and Calls are available to all, following the completion of a pilot project with a small number of GPs and cluster sites.

02/07/2020
Test, Trace, Protect - Digital Contact Tracing

The all-Wales digital contact tracing system is a key element of Wales’ Test, Trace and Protect service and directly supports contact tracers.

15/06/2020
Royal Glamorgan Hospital gets digital diabetes patient records

Diabetes clinicians in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital are now using the national Diabetes Consultation Note to record and view patient information within the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

14/06/2020
Swansea Bay goes live with national image viewing

Secondary care clinicians in Swansea Bay University Health Board are the latest to benefit from a function within the Welsh Clinical Portal that allows them to view patient images from other health boards in Wales. 

12/06/2020
NHS Wales network bandwidth increased

Digital services using the NHS Wales network are benefitting from a big increase in bandwidth.

11/06/2020
Welsh Community Care Information System helps Allied Health Professionals deliver rehabilitation care during pandemic

The Welsh Community Care Information System (WCCIS) is helping Allied Health Professionals ensure vital rehabilitation care is delivered in the community for people who are recovering from coronavirus.