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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.

Choose Pharmacy- ten years of 'making a positive difference'

Choose pharmacy – the NHS Wales digital records system used by pharmacists– is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer.

Welsh Patient Administration System links-up North Wales

A huge programme of work has successfully linked up separate versions of the Welsh Patient Administration System (WelshPAS) in North Wales, bringing together all areas of the Betsi Cadwaladr University (BCU) Health Board into one single version of the WelshPAS.

Animated Video Showcases Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio

The way medicines are prescribed, dispensed and administered in Wales is changing – and the team behind this exciting innovation has created a video to help patients, the public and health professionals understand how these changes will benefit them.

Graduates together in an office laughing and throwing a mortar board in the air
Graduates together in an office laughing and throwing a mortar board in the air
First Graduates celebrate Change Ambassador Programme

The DHCW-led Change Ambassador Programme completed its first graduation event last week with more than 40 students successfully graduating and sharing their stories of how the programme has helped them to lead change.

Celebrating NHS 75

As the NHS marks its 75th birthday, Helen Thomas, CEO of Digital Health and Care Wales, reflects on the dramatic changes we have seen in healthcare since the health service’s inception.

Digital health and care in focus at two NHS 75th anniversary events

Digital Health and Care Wales and the Digital Medicines Transformation Portfolio are looking forward to showcasing their work at two upcoming national conferences and events to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS.

Digital Medicines in focus at MediWales Connects Conference 

Digital medicines transformation is in the spotlight at the MediWales Connects, NHS Collaboration Conference, taking place at the All Nations Centre in Cardiff on 29 June. 

NHS Wales e-Library: e-Resource feedback surveys

The NHS Wales e-Library provides a comprehensive range of e-Resources for healthcare professionals such as evidence summaries, guidelines and e-learning.

Diabetes consultation note changing landscape for diabetes patients

An electronic record designed specifically for diabetes patients is going from strength to strength. Over 6,000 Diabetes consultation notes (DCN) are created each month and more than 150,000 DCNs have been created since it was launched in 2019.

Walking with Pride: Pride Cymru Parade

On Saturday 17th June people from across NHS Wales will walk in a parade through Cardiff City Centre to celebrate Pride month. We asked DHCW staff members why they were taking part, and this is what they had to say.

Diagnostic Stewardship Award win for Choose Pharmacy team

The work of the Choose Pharmacy team at Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) has been recognised at the Antibiotic Guardian Awards.

First two digital community pharmacy system suppliers awarded funding to develop an electronic prescription service in Wales
Pride Month 2023: Nathan Stone out and proud

This Pride month we’re sharing stories from some of our staff about their experiences as part of the LGBTQ+ community. Meet Nathan Stone, a Technical Project Manager at DHCW and learn more about his journey to being out and proud.

DHCW teams announced as finalists in Digital Technology Leaders Awards

The Change Ambassador Programme team, along with their leader Jamie Parry, and the Welsh Nursing Care Record team have all been announced as finalists in Computing magazine’s Digital Technology Leaders Awards.

New leadership appointment for hospital e-Prescribing and Medicines Administration programme

Lesley Jones is to lead the biggest change to hospital prescribing and medicines administration in Wales in decades.

Pharmacist holding medicine pack and medicine bottles
Pharmacist holding medicine pack and medicine bottles
An audience with Swansea Bay University Health Board's Secondary Care e-Prescribing Team

A key learning event to support the planned introduction of Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) into NHS Wales hospitals takes place at Cardiff City Stadium on May 25, 2023.

Medical equipment, like stethoscopes, pills and masks on a table with a digital screen, keyboard and mouse.
Medical equipment, like stethoscopes, pills and masks on a table with a digital screen, keyboard and mouse.
National 'meet the supplier' event for digital prescribing and medicines administration in hospitals

Healthcare professionals will take part in a ‘meet the supplier’ national showcase event for digital hospital prescribing and medicines administration in Wales on May 24, 2023 at Cardiff City Stadium.