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Digital systems 'pivotal' in delivering Wales' leading vaccination programme

A leading figure of Wales’ COVID-19 vaccination programme has described how access to the digital services delivered by DHCW has been key to its successful roll out.

Patients in Wales to benefit from a new laboratory system

The new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Service will manage the 35 million plus tests processed by NHS Wales’ 21 pathology labs every year.

Praise for scale and pace of Welsh Immunisation System development

The Digital Health and Care Wales Board has heard how the scale and pace of agile development work for the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS) is “a complete game changer” and “critical to the success of the [Welsh mass vaccination] program” at its September board meeting.

DHCW's Helen Thomas awarded Digital CEO of the Year

Helen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Health and Care Wales, won ‘Digital CEO of the Year’ at the 2021 Digital Health Awards.

Welsh contact tracing service brings small business big savings

Hundreds of millions of pounds has been saved by Welsh Government using public sector services during the pandemic, including Test, Trace, Protect.

New chair appointed for Digital Health and Care Wales

We are pleased to announce that Simon Jones has been appointed by Welsh Government as chair of our board.

Join our Recruitment Open Day - 7 October 2021

Looking for a career? Join us for a virtual recruitment open day.

Digital Health and Care Wales winners at UK National Awards

Congratulations to our procurement team for winning the ‘COVID-19 Outstanding Response Award ‒ NHS and Healthcare Organisations’ award at the UK National GO Awards 2021.

Supporting safe maternal and newborn care on World Patient Safety Day 2021

Today, DHCW is honouring World Patient Safety Day, a WHO initiative that promotes patient safety awareness, engagement, and action. This year’s theme is safe maternal and newborn care.

Planned Work Notification for NHS Wales Digital Services

Digital Health and Care Wales works with Health Boards and Trusts across NHS Wales to deliver modern, technology-enabled healthcare services. This includes the management and analysis of important data and information within a robust infrastructure.

Welsh Admin Portal crosses border into English hospitals

The system used to process electronic referrals from GPs to hospitals has for the first time linked up with hospitals cross-border, in England. GPs in Powys can now send digital referrals using the Welsh Admin Portal (WAP) into three English trusts; the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, Wye Valley Trust and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Access to genetics results allows for more personalised cancer treatments

Doctors in Wales are now able to access digital genetic test results for urgent cancer patients, following a recent update to the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

DHCW pleased to enable the Welsh vaccine passport

We’re helping to give Welsh people access to vaccination ‘passport’ certificates, read more.

Better access to patient information for Choose Pharmacy

Community pharmacists in Wales are to be given increased access to patients’ GP medical records as part of the Choose Pharmacy service, to help them care for more people with minor illnesses.

Do you administer medicines? The e-library needs you!

Are you involved in either prescribing or administering medicines? Do you educate, train or support others in e-resources related to Medicines Information? The e-library for Health needs your help.

Digital NHS COVID Pass available in Wales

People in Wales are now able to access their vaccination status online via a digital NHS COVID Pass. 

Access to national digital records transforms Welsh Ambulance paramedics' approach to patient care
Welsh nursing undergoes digital revolution

A brand new, digital way of working has been introduced for nurses and other hospital staff in Wales

DHCW Director Gary Bullock retires after 30 years in digital health

Gary Bullock, DHCW’s Director of Application Development and Support is to retire at the end of the month.

Fully-funded places available on NHS Digital Health Leadership Programme

The Welsh Government has funded five places on the national learning programme for NHS candidates, which results in a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Health Leadership, awarded by Imperial College London.