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09/08/2022
New guidance materials to keep patient information safe

New guidance materials that explain why NHS Wales collects information about patients and how this data may be used is now available from the DHCW website. 

04/08/2022
Computer system outage affecting 111 and out of hours GP

There is a major outage of a computer system that is used to refer patients from NHS 111 Wales to out-of-hours GP providers. This system is used by Local Health Boards to coordinate these services for patients. The ongoing outage is significant and has been far reaching, impacting each of the four nations in the UK. Read more.

01/08/2022
Chair's blog: Inclusion at the heart of the digital agenda, and Wales' first summit bringing together digital healthcare and the voluntary sector
Digital Health and Care Wales, Cwmpas and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action joint Digital Summit takes place in Cardiff on Tuesday 27 September 2022.  Read the Chair's blog to find out more.
27/07/2022
DHCW collaborates with the voluntary sector for first Digital Summit

Digital Health and Care Wales, Cwmpas and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action is collaboratively hosting their first Digital Summit in Wales on Tuesday 27 September 2022.

Image featuring information about the Annual General Meeting to be held on 28 July 2022
Image featuring information about the Annual General Meeting to be held on 28 July 2022
26/07/2022
Join our Annual General Meeting on 28 July 2022

You are invited to attend Digital Health and Care Wales’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 28th July 2022 at 4pm. 

Logo for the Secondary Care Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration Programme, featuring a laptop with two large blue pills
Logo for the Secondary Care Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration Programme, featuring a laptop with two large blue pills
26/07/2022
Multi-vendor framework to support hospital e-prescribing

A multi-vendor framework for e-prescribing in secondary care (ePMA) is to be established by Digital Health and Care Wales, on behalf of NHS Wales health boards and Velindre University NHS Trust.

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Logo featuring the Moondance Cancer Awards on a dark purple background
08/07/2022
National myeloma dashboard recognized at Moondance ceremony

A national cancer dashboard was in the spotlight during the nominations ceremony at this year’s Moondance Cancer Awards, highlighting teams and people across NHS Wales and its partners who innovate cancer services across Wales.

A male clinician leaning over a tablet wearing a stethoscope and holding a stylus
A male clinician leaning over a tablet wearing a stethoscope and holding a stylus
07/07/2022
Colorectal cancer services to benefit from new dashboard  

A new national dashboard has been launched that will identify trends in colorectal cancer and allow clinicians in Wales to adjust services for better patient care. 

Image of a group of people on stage, including Claire Osmundsen-Little who won the award for finance leader of the year.
Image of a group of people on stage, including Claire Osmundsen-Little who won the award for finance leader of the year.
24/06/2022
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.

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Logo featuring the Armed Forces Covenant, with a lion holding the Union Jack flag and a crown
23/06/2022
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.  

A close up of the torsos and arms of two clinicians using a tablet and a computer. They are wearing blue scrubs.
A close up of the torsos and arms of two clinicians using a tablet and a computer. They are wearing blue scrubs.
20/06/2022
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.  

Close up of a male clinician leaning over a tablet wearing a stethoscope and holding a stylus.
Close up of a male clinician leaning over a tablet wearing a stethoscope and holding a stylus.
17/06/2022
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).  

Logo for University of Wales Trinity Saint David featuring a yellow and black shield
Logo for University of Wales Trinity Saint David featuring a yellow and black shield
16/06/2022
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.

Logo for Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio featuring a laptop with a blue pill
Logo for Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio featuring a laptop with a blue pill
09/06/2022
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.

e-Library logo featuring the white outline of a laptop with an open book
e-Library logo featuring the white outline of a laptop with an open book
01/06/2022
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.

A group of people stood together on a stage, including a number of people holding awards.
A group of people stood together on a stage, including a number of people holding awards.
16/05/2022
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.  

Banner featuring the photos of Gareth Davis and  Sarah-Jane Taylor
Banner featuring the photos of Gareth Davis and  Sarah-Jane Taylor
12/05/2022
New Executive Directors join DHCW Board

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

05/05/2022
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. 

Female clinician wearing blue scrubs leans over a computer.
Female clinician wearing blue scrubs leans over a computer.
26/04/2022
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. 

4 nurses stand at a curved desk, each one holds a tablet that displays the Welsh Nursing Care Record. They
4 nurses stand at a curved desk, each one holds a tablet that displays the Welsh Nursing Care Record. They
22/04/2022
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.