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DHCW's Director of Finance wins Finance Leader of the Year at national awards

Claire Osmundsen-Little, Digital Health and Care Wales’ Director of Finance and Deputy CEO has landed the title of ‘Finance Leader of the Year’ at the Digital Finance Function Awards.

DHCW signs Armed Forces Covenant pledging to support Armed Forces Community 

Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) has signed The Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating its commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community.  

Betsi Cadwaladr UHB West joins Welsh Patient Administration System (WPAS)

The much-anticipated migration of data from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) West’s Patient Information Management System (PIMS) into the BCUHB Central instance of DHCW’s Welsh Patient Administration System (WelshPAS) successfully went live on Monday 16th May 2022.  

Linking patient data makes life-saving medicine available to vulnerable people

Thousands of vulnerable people in Wales who test positive for COVID-19 are being given easy access to anti-viral medication thanks to a partnership between Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) and  Wales’ National Antiviral Service (NAVS).  

University of Wales Trinity Saint David launches new digital healthcare course

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is taking applications for the new Digital Skills for Health and Care Professionals MSc course starting in September.

New portfolio underway to transform medicines

Digital Health and Care Wales has launched the Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio to deliver a fully digital prescribing approach in all care settings in Wales.

NHS Wales e-Library announces access to new digital collection of e-Books

The NHS Wales e-Library is announcing access to a brand new collection of nearly 400 popular and specially-curated e-Books of medical, educational, career-building and reference material, providing even more evidence tools when using library services.

SAIL winners at Swansea University's Research and Innovation Awards

The Information Services team at Digital Health and Care Wales were able to share with the Swansea University SAIL team in its recognition for its outstanding contribution to research and innovation.  

New Executive Directors join DHCW Board

Digital Health and Care Wales is pleased to welcome two new executive directors to the Board this month.

Annual General Meeting - July 28th 2022

Digital Health and Care Wales will be hosting its first virtual Annual General Meeting on Thursday 28th July 2022.

Hywel Dda Occupational Therapy takes up to 8 months off audit time thanks to digital innovation

The Occupational Therapy department at Hywel Dda University Health Board has reduced its annual clinical documentation audit completion time from 6 - 9 months to just 1 thanks to a new digitally automated workflow. 

Microsoft event offers digital innovation support to emergency department staff

NHS Wales emergency department (ED) staff are invited to join the NHS Wales Microsoft 365 Centre of Excellence for its fourth hackathon event on Wednesday 25 May 2022. 

Celebrating One Year of Wales' digital nursing system, the Welsh Nursing Care Record

It has been just over a year since the Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) first rolled out in Swansea Bay Health Board in Spring 2021.

NHS Wales launches dedicated Microsoft innovation hub for staff

The NHS Wales Microsoft 365 Centre of Excellence has been launched to drive creative digital innovation across NHS Wales and support staff using Microsoft 365 (M365) software.

Microsoft 365 tools transform ways of working for over 100,000 NHS Wales staff

The use of tools including Teams, OneDrive, SharePoint, Forms and Planner is now widespread, boosting productivity and supporting the NHS Wales workforce to continue to deliver critical services across Wales.

Podcast: Clinical Informaticists - the bridges between clinical and IT

In our latest Digital Healthcare Wales podcast, we learn how clinical informaticists bring the worlds of clinical and IT together.

NHS Wales e-Library seeks volunteers for BMJ evaluation

Do you work in acute care? The NHS Wales e-library needs your input for an evaluation of BMJ Best Practice Comorbidities.


Celebrating one year of Digital Health and Care Wales

Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) officially launched one year ago today, becoming NHS Wales’ organisation for digital, data and technology. 


Welsh Immunisation System reaches 7 million vaccination milestone

Over seven million vaccinations have now been administered in Wales with the support of the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS).


Digital Nursing events showcase collaboration across NHS Wales

Digital Health and Care Wales have hosted four successful digital nursing engagement events telling the story of the Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR).