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23/03/2021
Digital Services to play a major role in future health and care delivery

Digital services and new technology will play a key part in the future delivery of healthcare services, Welsh Government announced yesterday as part of its COVID-19 health and social care recovery plan.

22/03/2021
Digital access to patient images gives doctors the full picture

Healthcare professionals in Wales can now see images of their patients – such as X-rays and MRI scans – at the click of a single button.

Previously doctors would have to move through several systems, or wait to receive a hard copy or a scan, if the images were taken in other locations. Now, all images are available for all patients, no matter where they are receiving care in Wales.

01/03/2021
New renal information feature to be available on the Welsh Clinical Portal

A digital summary of renal patient care is currently being developed for the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

26/02/2021
Open letter from Helen Thomas, Interim CEO Digital Health & Care Wales

On the 1st April the NHS Wales Informatics Service becomes Digital Health and Care Wales, a new Special Health Authority.

29/01/2021
Social Care and the National Data Resource for Wales

The NDR webinar series continues as we explore the strategy and vision for social care data in Wales and showcase examples where joined up data is already being used to make a real difference.

29/01/2021
NWIS pledges to support recruitment opportunities for veterans

NHS Wales Informatics Service has become the 100th organisation to sign the Step into Health Pledge scheme, which supports members of the armed forces community in seeking employment opportunities within the NHS.

28/01/2021
Vaccine service links with GP practices in Wales

Vaccine data collected on the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS) is now available to GPs via the Primary Care Information Portal (PCIT) and is updated four times a day.

18/01/2021
Major IT and software upgrade for NHS Wales path labs

All six NHS Wales pathology labs have had new IT hardware and upgraded software delivering system improvements, increased resilience and easier data  management.

06/01/2021
New Board Secretary appointment for Digital Health and Care Wales

A Board Secretary with extensive experience in healthcare governance has been appointed to the new Special Health Authority - Digital Health and Care Wales.

22/12/2020
Thank you and Season's Greetings
17/12/2020
Statement on upgrade to WLIMS

Read our statement on upgrade to WLIMS

10/12/2020
Helen Thomas, NWIS' interim CEO named Professor of Practice

Helen Thomas has been named a Professor of Practice of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

10/12/2020
NWIS' digital skills programme joins forces with another University

A ground-breaking agreement was signed last night between two major NHS Wales universities and the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) is hailed as a milestone linking health technology and academia.

08/12/2020
New digital system supports COVID-19 vaccine roll out in Wales

A system for creating and scheduling COVID-19 vaccination appointments has been developed by NHS Wales Informatics Service.

The Welsh Immunisation System (WIS), which is an in-house development, is supporting the roll out of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (and others as they become available) across health boards.

04/12/2020
GPs in Wales to benefit from access to new advice and guidance app

NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) has enabled GPs and GP practice staff in Wales access to an app that connects users with specialist healthcare professionals when advice about complex patient care is needed.

20/11/2020
NWIS and NHS Wales scoop Nursing Times Award

The national transformation of nursing documentation has won a Nursing Times 2020 Award. The prize was achieved in the category of ‘Technology and Data in Nursing’.

12/11/2020
'Best place to work in IT' at UK IT Industry Awards 2020

We are proud to win the ‘best place to work in IT’ award at the British Computing Society’s UK IT Industry Awards.

10/11/2020
NWIS to deliver training webinars for NHS Wales Video Consultation Service

The NHS Wales Video Consulting Service is now available across Primary Care to include Dental, General Practice, Optometry and Pharmacy services.  

10/11/2020
New website aims to improve health outcomes to the people of Wales using data dashboards

A new website has been launched to showcase the national Value in Health programme in Wales.

09/11/2020
All Wales hospital pharmacy system goes live in Aneurin Bevan

In readiness for the opening of The Grange University Hospital in November 2020, hospitals in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are the first in Wales to implement a new pharmacy system as part of a major plan to modernise pharmacy and prescribing.