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Nursing records go digital and win at MediWales awards

The impact of the new Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) for adult in-patients has been recognised at the MediWales Awards 2022, winning the judges health and care award. 

NHS Wales library collaboration win coveted 'Team of the Year' award for national training programme

A collaboration between NHS Wales Library and Knowledge Services (NHSWLKS) and the NHS Wales e-Library have won the CILIP Cymru Wales ‘Welsh Library Team of the Year Award 2022’.

Flying medics on board the Wales Air Ambulance use Welsh Clinical Portal to save time and help save lives

The Welsh Clinical Portal is a digital workspace, making it easy to access information about each patient where and when it is needed.

Award wins give validation to collaborative design

A DHCW team has received recognition for its collaborative work by receiving two awards from Healthcare Excellence Through Technology (HETT).

NHS Wales App released in early 'beta' phase

A 'beta' version of the new NHS Wales App went live this month and is being trialled by around a thousand people registered at ten GP practices in Wales

Choose Pharmacy STTT boosts infection screening stewardship

Community pharmacists in Wales are using a bacterial detection service to encourage patients to screen against infections.

New Executive Director of Operations announced

Digital Health and Care Wales is delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Lloyd into the position of Executive Director of Operations.

DHCW wins 'Best Place to Work in IT' 2022

The award from the British Computing Society (BCS) UK IT Industry is given to organisations providing the best employment and career opportunities for IT professionals.

DHCW highly commended at Go Awards Wales

The DHCW procurement team have been highly commended at the Go Awards in the collaborative procurement category for their work on the All Wales Microsoft Enterprise Agreement.

Two national digital programmes transfer to Digital Health and Care Wales

The NHS Wales Health Collaborative Executive Group has agreed that the Laboratory Information Network Cymru (LINC) and Radiology Informatics System Procurement (RISP) Digital Programmes will transfer to Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW).

DHCW to lead and enable Research and Innovation

DHCW is establishing a renewed focus in the area of research and innovation, growing on the work it already undertakes with partner organisations across Wales in the areas of improvement, innovation and research in health and social care.  

Big step for electronic prescribing and medicines management in Wales' hospitals

A framework contract for new and improved hospital e-prescribing and medicines administration has been agreed.

New partnership to deliver the best digital prescribing solutions for NHS Wales

An innovative partnership is announced between the Centre for Digital Public Services (CDPS) and Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW).

DHCW scrutiny session will shine a light on the importance of digital health in Wales

On Wednesday 26th October, a joint scrutiny session into Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) and digital transformation across NHS Wales will take place at the Senedd.

DHCW's Independent Board member Marilyn Bryan-Jones commended for her contributions to race equality and inclusion

Marilyn Bryan-Jones, recently appointment as an Independent Board Member at DHCW, has won an award at the Black History Wales National Community Awards for Wales 2022 for her contributions to race equality and inclusion.

DHCW shortlisted for GO Awards

The DHCW procurement team have been announced as finalists in the Go Awards Wales, celebrating procurement achievements from across Wales’ public, private and third sector organisations.

Microsoft Centre of Excellence create emergency operating model for 111 service

The new NHS Wales Microsoft Centre of Excellence (CoE) created an emergency operating model for NHS 111 Wales, after one of its supplier’s IT systems had to be shut down following a UK-wide cyber attack.

DHCW system used in Bowel Screening expansion

The Bowel Screening Information Management System (BSIMS) developed and supported by Digital Health and Care Wales is being used in the expansion of the Bowel screening programme to people aged 55, 56 and 57.

Chair's Blog: Reflections on the Digital Summit

Last week we co-hosted with Cwmpas and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action a digital summit which explored how the public sector working with and through the voluntary sector can much better deliver inclusion in digital innovation.

Representatives from Digital Health and Care Wales, Cwmpas and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action hold a large, paper version of the Digital Inclusion Charter that
Representatives from Digital Health and Care Wales, Cwmpas and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action hold a large, paper version of the Digital Inclusion Charter that
DHCW commits to digital inclusion in Wales

DHCW has signed a Digital Inclusion Charter at a first Digital Summit event held to bring together health, care and the voluntary sectors to collaborate on how digital tools can support and enable inclusion in Wales.