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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. 

Health Minister sees DHCW digital innovations in action

Health Minister Eluned Morgan saw Digital Heath and Care Wales (DHCW)  systems and services in action during visits to DHCW’s Cardiff office and Neath Port Talbot (NPT) Hospital this month.

New partnership streamlines COVID-19 autumn 2023 booster campaign

A partnership between Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) and Vaccination Programme Wales has streamlined delivery of the COVID-19 autumn 2023 booster campaign.

Bowel Screening expands to include 51-54 year olds

The Bowel Screening Information Management System developed and supported by Digital Health and Care Wales is supporting the expansion of the Bowel screening programme in Wales to younger ages.

WASPI success recognised by industry experts

The Wales Accord on the Sharing of Personal Information (WASPI) has been shortlisted for Privacy Team of the Year and Governance Team of the Year at the GRC World Forums Risk awards which celebrate global excellence in Governance, Risk and Compliance.

DHCW achieves international standard for service management

Digital Heath and Care Wales has retained its accreditation to the International Standard for Service Management (ISO 20000).

First GP practice goes live with electronic radiology requesting

A pilot project of electronic radiology requesting for GPs has successfully gone live in a South Wales practice. Radiology requests from primary care follow the success of electronic pathology test requests which are now being used by over 350 practices across Wales.

Three more digital community pharmacy system suppliers awarded vital funding to develop an electronic prescription service in Wales

The Community Pharmacy System Innovation Fund (CPSIF), set up to support the delivery of an EPS in Wales, has made three further grant awards to digital community pharmacy system suppliers, bringing the total number of organisations who have benefitted to five.

Digital Medicines Director shortlisted for UK award

The director at the helm of one the biggest digital healthcare changes in Wales has been shortlisted for a prestigious UK IT award.

Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio at leading UK event

Professor Hamish Laing, Senior Responsible Owner of the Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio (DMTP) will speak on progress towards fully digital prescribing in all care settings for patients and healthcare professionals.


An opportunity for shared listening and learning at HETT Show 2023

Key milestone reached - delivering an Electronic Prescription Service in Wales

Live testing is about to begin of a new Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will see prescriptions sent electronically from a GP practice to the pharmacy of a patient’s choice, without the need for a paper prescription form.

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Compliance team - finalists in NHS Wales Awards 2023

The NHS Wales awards celebrate excellence in health and care across Wales.

DHCW welcomes refreshed Digital and Data Strategy

Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) has welcomed the publication of the Welsh Government’s refreshed Digital and Data Strategy for Health and Social care.