Documentation going digital
Nursing is being transformed to create a digital way of working. The current practice of recording and keeping paper records has become a burden and is taking front line staff away from care activities.
Digital Health and Care Wales is working with colleagues across NHS Wales to produce digital nursing documents that follow a patient through their healthcare journey, using the same standardised nursing language to reduce duplication and improve patient experience and care.
Clinical representatives from every health board and trust in Wales are leading the project to ensure it is fit for purpose, patient focused and aligns to nursing process. As a starting point, the teams have determined that the first set of documents to be standardised and developed digitally are:
These have been chosen based on frequency of use, and those that have the biggest potential to improve patient assessment, inform care planning and enhance patient safety and outcomes.
Newsletters about the project are produced regularly with information on progress:
Communications materials are available for awareness raising and promotions:
Graphics for use on web or social media:
Last updated: January 2021