Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a new national community reporting task and finish group has been established.
Microsoft Teams has now been rolled out across NHS Wales with almost 16,000 active users already.
Over the last few weeks we've been making rapid strides in transforming digital services to support GPs and GP practices.
A new digital clinical document has been launched to enable NHS Wales to maintain levels of appointment outcome reporting for outpatient appointments, whilst working remotely.
A number of developments have been made to the Welsh Clinical Portal to support the processing of patient data during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Test Units (CTUs) across Wales are now using electronic test requests for every key worker in Wales referred for a test who exhibits symptoms of the COVID-19 virus.
NWIS are supporting the increasing requirement to test for COVID antibodies by facilitating a new antibody point of care result
Find out more about the impact of data in a pandemic.
On 24 March COVID-19 generic shielding letters were issued to 86,000 Welsh patients, classified as vulnerable. Due to a processing error, a number of those letters were posted to a previous address. The letters did not contain any personal medical information.
We are taking forward video conferencing for the 1200 outpatients' clinics that take place on an average day in Wales, alongside essential new features in the Welsh Clinical Portal to support the virtual consultation.
We are working on several initiatives to capture, collect and analyse data that will inform national planning and operational delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the impact of COVID-19 increases I want to thank everyone working in NHS Wales for their dedication and care in response to this global pandemic.
GPs can now access the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP) to ensure they have the right information when its needed during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The NHS has produced a list of people at “high risk” of complications from COVID-19, who should be shielded for at least 12 weeks.
NWIS has created an electronic test requesting system for use in community test units across Wales.
We were contacted this week by Rebecca who wanted to tell us how an important outpatient appointment went ahead – thanks to digital health and care services.
VPN is a Virtual Private Network which allows you to use local internet to create a secure connection to the NHS Wales corporate network from remote sites. In NHS Wales we use Cisco AnyConnect to allow users to connect and work securely from remote locations.
Many of the resources on our NHS Wales e-Library have been updated to provide useful digital information on coronavirus, COVID-19.
GPs in Wales will be provided with a Video Consultation solution during April. The Attend Anywhere service will assist GPs during the Covid-19 pandemic.