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New Executive Directors join the DHCW Board

Digital Health and Care Wales is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive directors.


Welsh Immunisation System ramps up for booster vaccines

Following the announcement of the acceleration of booster jabs, DHCW has supported health boards to set up 1 million extra COVID-19 vaccine appointments by the end of December.

Welsh Immunisation Service (WIS)
Community pharmacists record over 160,000 seasonal flu vaccinations on Choose Pharmacy

The Choose Pharmacy application is available in 98% of community pharmacies in Wales to support accredited pharmacists in the delivery of enhanced clinical services. 

Choose Pharmacy
New Emergency Department system goes live

Neath Port Talbot Minor Injuries Unit is the first in Wales to use a new national Emergency Department (A&E) system.

DHCW Service Desk shortlisted for globally-recognised award

Our Digital Health and Care Wales Service Desk team has been shortlisted in the Best Service Desk category in this year's Service Desk Institute (SDI) Awards.

Service desk
Bowel Screening Wales invites people aged 58 and 59 for screening

The Bowel Screening Wales programme has begun inviting people aged 58 and 59 years old for the first time for bowel cancer screening.

Cwm Taf endoscopy and bronchoscopy test results now available across Wales

A recent update to the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP) means that health professionals across Wales are now able to access digital copies of their patients’ endoscopy and bronchoscopy test results from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP)
Market announcement: new partner to help drive the NHS Wales Digital transformation programme

The Digital Services for Patients and the Public (DSPP) programme was set up by the Welsh Government to help co-ordinate the rapid delivery of digital solutions and health and care applications for people of Wales.

Digital Services for Patients and Public (DSPP)
Digital nursing scoops 'Best Healthcare Project' at UK IT Industry Awards

The team behind the digital Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) have won ‘Best Healthcare Sector IT Project of the Year’ in the prestigious British Computing Society (BCS) UK IT Industry Awards.

Awards , Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR)
Digital systems 'pivotal' in delivering Wales' leading vaccination programme

A leading figure of Wales’ COVID-19 vaccination programme has described how access to the digital services delivered by DHCW has been key to its successful roll out.

Welsh Immunisation Service (WIS)
Patients in Wales to benefit from a new laboratory system

The new Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Service will manage the 35 million plus tests processed by NHS Wales’ 21 pathology labs every year.

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Praise for scale and pace of Welsh Immunisation System development

The Digital Health and Care Wales Board has heard how the scale and pace of agile development work for the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS) is “a complete game changer” and “critical to the success of the [Welsh mass vaccination] program” at its September board meeting.

Welsh Immunisation Service (WIS)
DHCW's Helen Thomas awarded Digital CEO of the Year

Helen Thomas, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Health and Care Wales, won ‘Digital CEO of the Year’ at the 2021 Digital Health Awards.

Welsh contact tracing service brings small business big savings

Hundreds of millions of pounds has been saved by Welsh Government using public sector services during the pandemic, including Test, Trace, Protect.

Test, Trace, Protect
New chair appointed for Digital Health and Care Wales

We are pleased to announce that Simon Jones has been appointed by Welsh Government as chair of our board.

Digital Health and Care Wales winners at UK National Awards

Congratulations to our procurement team for winning the ‘COVID-19 Outstanding Response Award ‒ NHS and Healthcare Organisations’ award at the UK National GO Awards 2021.

Join our Recruitment Open Day - 7 October 2021

Looking for a career? Join us for a virtual recruitment open day.

Supporting safe maternal and newborn care on World Patient Safety Day 2021

Today, DHCW is honouring World Patient Safety Day, a WHO initiative that promotes patient safety awareness, engagement, and action. This year’s theme is safe maternal and newborn care.

Welsh Admin Portal crosses border into English hospitals

The system used to process electronic referrals from GPs to hospitals has for the first time linked up with hospitals cross-border, in England. GPs in Powys can now send digital referrals using the Welsh Admin Portal (WAP) into three English trusts; the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust, Wye Valley Trust and the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital.

Welsh Admin Portal (WAP)
Access to genetics results allows for more personalised cancer treatments

Doctors in Wales are now able to access digital genetic test results for urgent cancer patients, following a recent update to the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP)