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Connectathon at Cardiff

Earlier this month, NHS Wales Informatics Service and NHS Digital hosted a two-day 'Connectathon' at Cardiff City Stadium. 

Welsh Clinical Portal mobile app shortlisted for national award

NHS Wales Informatics Service has been shortlisted for a Digital Entrepreneur Award for innovation in the public sector for our Welsh Clinical Portal mobile app.

Student Spotlight: Confidence, skills and a promotion

Ben from our Client Services Team is here to tell you more about how his Digital degree has helped him so far

Boost to GP electronic test requests

More GP practices are now opting to use electronic test requesting since the latest release of the 'GPTR' test requesting application. 

Spotlight on IT for community pharmacies in Wales

PublicTechnology, a leading source of breaking news and analysis for digital, data, and IT professionals throughout the public sector, has written about our work to transform the treatment of minor illnesses by enabling community pharmacists to access digital healthcare records. 

NWIS Director Andrew Griffiths stepping down

Andrew Griffiths is to step down as Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service and Chief Information Officer for Wales at the end of December. 

Student spotlight - how Lloyd's digital degree skills help him in the workplace

NWIS joined together with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in 2017 to set up WIDI (Wales Institute of Digital Information). It has supported several apprentices into informatics work, along with providing opportunities for existing staff to complete degrees in informatics subjects.

NHS Wales Cancels Contract with Microtest

NHS Wales has today cancelled its contract with Microtest Limited by mutual agreement, due to ongoing delays in supplying its clinical software to GP practices in Wales.

Cwm Taf diabetes patients have records go electronic

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

A new digital organisation for NHS Wales

Health and Social Services Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced plans to transform digital health and care in Wales.

GPs given access to the Welsh Clinical Portal

General practitioners in Wales are being given viewing access to the national digital patient record, the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP), improving the patient journey between primary and secondary care. Until now, the system has only been available to clinicians directly involved with a patient's hospital care.

Wales leads the way with electronic dental referrals

Wales is now the first country in the UK to introduce electronic dental referrals across all dental specialities.

Digital Leaders Wales: Data must drive us forward

Most data-rich organisations also find themselves "information poor", meaning that they are not getting sufficient value from their data. The next Digital Leaders Wales salon, hosted by University of Swansea's School of Management  will address this problem and highlight how we all need to be able to manage the data we collect.

Students praise digital degrees

Students about to embark on the second year of degrees run by the Wales Institute of Digital Information have spoken about how useful the course has been.

Recruitment open days - 11th & 18th September

Are you passionate about data and information? Do you want to make an impact on the future of NHS Wales?

We are looking for candidates of all ages and abilities for a number of positions in Data Engineering, Software Development, Data Science and Project & Change Management.


Cancer care records available to view in the Welsh Clinical Portal

Health care professionals across Wales can now access cancer patient information through the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

The future is mobile for the Welsh Clinical Portal

Doctors at two health boards are trialling a new, mobile version of the Welsh Clinical Portal.

Celebrating a digital workforce partnership

The work of the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) to develop a digital workforce in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has been celebrated by the UK National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB). 

Choose Pharmacy wins innovation award

The NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) Choose Pharmacy team have won the innovation and technology category at the Antibiotic Guardians Awards. The ceremony, which took place in June 2019, celebrates the work of Healthcare professionals across the UK and abroad in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

New guide promotes digital inclusion in health and care in Wales

Welsh Government, NHS Wales Informatics Service and the Wales Co-operative Centre are working together to improve digital inclusion in Wales with the publication of a new guide.