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Latest information governance advice during COVID-19

The health and social care system faces significant pressures due to the COVID-19 outbreak and, in the current circumstances, it could be more harmful not to share health and care information than to share it.

Diabete note launches in Withybush hospital

The Diabetes Consultation Note has launched in Withybush Hospital in Haverfordwest. The note enables Diabetes consultants, specialist nurses and dietitians to record and view patient information within the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

Dentistry data to inform and improve service

Crucial data collected by a new dentistry system is making sure that patients in Wales are receiving the right care in the right place.

More than a million digital patient records shared between health boards in Wales

Wales is now the first nation in the UK to enable digitised patient information to be accessed by healthcare professionals across all health board organisational boundaries, allowing information to follow the patient wherever in Wales care is provided.

Nursing records go digital

The Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) has been launched in several health boards across Wales. The project is transforming nursing documentation by standardising forms, and turning them digital.

Digital supports bowel cancer screening

Software developed and supported by the NHS Wales Informatics Service is supporting the Public Health Wales bowel screening programme, which has launched a new campaign with Bowel Cancer UK to encourage more eligible people to take the test.

GPs welcome digital test results

The use of electronic test requesting in GP practices is growing, with more practices taking the system on board over the last year.

Digital boost for hospital pharmacy

Welsh hospitals are to get a new hi-tech pharmacy system, in the first phase of a major plan to modernise pharmacy and prescribing.

NHS Wales at the forefront of data-driven care

New condition-specific data dashboards are being developed by NHS Wales to provide insight into patient outcomes, and to identify variations in care.

"Game-changing" Welsh Clinical Portal feature supporting diabetes care

We went to speak with Dr Gautam Das at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Merthyr-Tydfil recently who was eager to tell us how helpful he has found the Diabetes Consultation Note

Spotlight on NHS IT sector in "Careermag for Graduates" featuring Wendy Dearing

Wendy Dearing, Head of Workforce at NHS Wales Informatics Service, has featured in the first edition of Careermag for Graduates.

Andrew Griffiths named new Chief Executive of FedIP

Andrew Griffiths, the former Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service, has been appointed as the new chief executive of FedIP - the body leading professionalism for the healthcare IT community.

A patient's perspective: how digital makes a difference

Gareth from Cardiff contacted us on social media recently to tell us how digital services are making a difference to his wife’s care.

National view of pathology and radiology test results live in Wales

World-leading digital services are transforming the way radiology results are used in NHS Wales. In December, Cardiff and Vale became the final health board to adopt the new digital radiology results reporting service, available through the Welsh Clinical Portal.

FCI's first Members Conference launched by Anne-Marie Cunningham

Recently, our Associate Medical Director for Primary Care, Anne-Marie Cunningham opened the first Annual Members Conference for the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) in London.

Celtic Connections

Earlier this year, Emma Williams, the Clinical Lead for Choose Pharmacy at NHS Wales Informatics Service, gave a presentation on the Choose Pharmacy application at the Celtic Conference in Edinburgh.

E-referrals help Hywel Dda reach cancer care target

Cancer patients needing urgent care in Hywel Dda University Health Board are benefitting from improved use of electronic referrals.

Healthcare IT apprentices share their stories

Since the Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI) partnership formed two years ago between NWIS and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, a generation of technical and information graduates have seen their careers take sail. 

Child health highlighted as CYPrIS unveiled in Hywel Dda

Familes and children in Hywel Dda University Health Board are the latest to benefit from a new Child Health Information System, the Children and Young Persons Integrated System (known as CYPrIS).

Life saving action after Community First Responder training

Training for Community First Responders held in an NWIS office earlier this year has proved invaluable, after one of the course attendees saved the life of a young man in Cardiff.

The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust completed the training of eight new Community First Responders (CFR) as part of an initiative for organisations to train staff with life-saving skills and support the wider NHS workforce.