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Digital challenges and successes for NHS under the spotlight at ReWired

Transforming health and care through digital and the increasing challenges of cyber security are among the key themes that speakers from Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) will be discussing at Digital Health ReWired 2024.

Digital and data at the heart of new Primary Care Strategy

An ambitious new Primary Care Strategy from Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) outlines the steps it will take to support the delivery of digital transformation across primary care services in Wales.

Electronic test requests helping Cardiology services in Cardiff hospital 

A new digital service launched in Cardiff’s UHW hospital is improving cardiology services. 

We want your views on the DHCW long-term strategy

Over the past few months we have been developing our new long term strategy, working with key delivery partners and with teams in our own organisation. 

Improving patient outcomes through digital to take centre stage at summit

The power of data, embedding a digital culture and transforming access to primary care through digital are among the topics panellists from Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) will discuss at the HSJ Digital Transformation Summit.

Welsh Nursing Care Record upgraded to one national database

Eight separate databases for the Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) have been replaced with a single national instance.

DHCW awarded Digital Inclusion Charter Accreditation after 'exemplary' approach

DHCW’s approach to digital inclusion has been described as “exemplary” after being awarded Digital Inclusion Charter Accreditation.

Boots becomes second pharmacy to test electronic prescription system in Wales

Boots has become the second pharmacy system supplier to develop and test the technology needed to support the delivery of an Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) in Wales.

First Annual Review from the Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio

The first Annual Review has been published today (January 8, 2024) by the Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio (DMTP)

From Apprentice to Information Analyst with a first-class degree

Back in July 2018 Bryoni Keighley joined Information Services in what was then NWIS, as one of the first Business Admin Apprentices. And just a few years later, after a monumental effort she has graduated from the University of Wales Trinity St Davids with a first-class degree in Data and Information Systems.

A festive message from our Chief Executive

As 2023 draws to a close, we would like to thank our staff, NHS Wales colleagues, partners and the public for their support during the past year.  

Eight community pharmacy system suppliers now awarded with grants to develop an electronic prescription service in Wales

Eight community pharmacy system suppliers have been awarded grants to make the innovations needed to deliver an electronic prescription service in Wales that will help patients, GPs and pharmacies.

How AI can revolutionise healthcare shared at Big Data event

Exciting opportunities for how artificial intelligence (AI) can transform health and social care in Wales were shared at a Big Data webinar today.

Partnership working is key to successful launch of an electronic prescription service in Wales

Collaborative working has been key to the successful launch of the electronic prescription service (EPS) in Wales.

Opportunities for digital information to drive change shared at planning event

More than 220 colleagues from Planning, Workforce and Finance teams across NHS Wales came together last week for the latest Planning Programme for Learning National planning and learning event.

First electronic prescription service launches in Wales

Patients in Rhyl are the first in Wales to benefit from a new electronic prescription service (EPS), which allows GPs to send prescriptions securely online to the patient’s choice of community pharmacy, without the need for a paper form.

Diabetes Consultation Note reaches new milestone in time for Diabetes Awareness Day

This month will see the Diabetes consultation notes (DCN) reach a new record of 200,000 notes created since its launch in 2019.

Phase one of mental health discovery project completed

The need for an all-Wales electronic record to help improve mental health planning and provision in Wales has been identified following phase one of a discovery project by DHCW.

Congratulations to the DSPP team for award nomination!

Digital Services for Patients and the Public (DSPP) programme and Kainos Earns Nomination for Healthcare Project of the Year Award at the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2023 for Innovation with the NHS Wales App.

Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio Director wins top UK healthcare IT award for inspirational leadership

Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio Director Rhian Hamer has been recognised with a prestigious UK IT industry 2023 Award  for her inspirational work leading one of the biggest digital health changes in Wales.