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New system will help improve understanding of COVID-19 at-risk conditions

A number of developments have been made to the Welsh Clinical Portal to support the processing of patient data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A new form has been added to the Welsh Clinical Portal to enable clinicians to digitally submit the clinical details of a patient if they die due to the COVID-19 virus. The digital form, which does not replace a death certificate, is accessed using the Welsh Clinical Portal login and means clinicians save time as they will no longer be required to telephone Public Health Wales. The securely collected Mortality Surveillance data is vital to help the NHS in Wales manage during this pandemic.

The form has been created on the instruction of Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government to improve daily intelligence and reporting.