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12/11/2021
Market announcement: new partner to help drive the NHS Wales Digital transformation programme

The Digital Services for Patients and the Public (DSPP) programme was set up by the Welsh Government to help co-ordinate the rapid delivery of digital solutions and health and care applications for people of Wales.

11/11/2021
Digital nursing scoops 'Best Healthcare Project' at UK IT Industry Awards

The team behind the digital Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) have won ‘Best Healthcare Sector IT Project of the Year’ in the prestigious British Computing Society (BCS) UK IT Industry Awards.

21/10/2021
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.

19/10/2021
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.

05/10/2021
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.

08/10/2021
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.

27/09/2021
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.

22/09/2021
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.

16/09/2021
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.

17/09/2021
Join our Recruitment Open Day - 7 October 2021

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

World Patient Safety Day 2021
World Patient Safety Day 2021
13/09/2021
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.

16/07/2021
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. 

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09/07/2021
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).

08/07/2021
DHCW pleased to enable the Welsh vaccine passport

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

02/07/2021
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.

01/07/2021
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.

25/06/2021
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. 

08/06/2021
Access to national digital records transforms Welsh Ambulance paramedics' approach to patient care

Rapid access to patients’ digital health records has been critical in delivering life-saving care, according to paramedics at the Welsh Ambulance Service Trust (WAST). 

04/06/2021
Welsh nursing undergoes digital revolution

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

25/05/2021
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.