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New renal information feature to be available on the Welsh Clinical Portal

A digital summary of renal patient care is currently being developed for the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

This will mean that doctors will be able to access a frequently updated view of their patient's renal care via WCP.

Clinicians with access to WCP will be able to view a patient's renal diagnosis, details of their most recent dialysis sessions, medications supplied by the renal unit, plus clinical notes from the renal system. It will also contain contact details for the patient's renal physician, surgeon, and (if relevant) details of their transplant team.

The renal team are also rolling out the ability for dialysis units to record medication administrations. This will enable clinicians to see a list of recently given medications where facilities exist.

The aim of the new renal feature is to support Primary Care and Emergency Department colleagues with information about a patient's renal care that would otherwise be out of immediate reach.

The digital renal care summary is being developed by Swansea Bay UHB and the NHS Wales Informatics Service as part of a Welsh Government Transformation Fund project on behalf of the Welsh Renal Clinical Network. The plan is to make the summary available through Welsh Clinical Portal in 2021.