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Andrew Griffiths named new Chief Executive of FedIP

Andrew Griffiths, the former Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service, has been appointed as the new chief executive of FedIP - the body leading professionalism for the healthcare IT community.

A patient's perspective: how digital makes a difference

Gareth from Cardiff contacted us on social media recently to tell us how digital services are making a difference to his wife’s care.

National view of pathology and radiology test results live in Wales

World-leading digital services are transforming the way radiology results are used in NHS Wales. In December, Cardiff and Vale became the final health board to adopt the new digital radiology results reporting service, available through the Welsh Clinical Portal.

FCI's first Members Conference launched by Anne-Marie Cunningham

Recently, our Associate Medical Director for Primary Care, Anne-Marie Cunningham opened the first Annual Members Conference for the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI) in London.

Celtic Connections

Earlier this year, Emma Williams, the Clinical Lead for Choose Pharmacy at NHS Wales Informatics Service, gave a presentation on the Choose Pharmacy application at the Celtic Conference in Edinburgh.

E-referrals help Hywel Dda reach cancer care target

Cancer patients needing urgent care in Hywel Dda University Health Board are benefitting from improved use of electronic referrals.

Healthcare IT apprentices share their stories

Since the Wales Institute of Digital Information (WIDI) partnership formed two years ago between NWIS and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, a generation of technical and information graduates have seen their careers take sail. 

Child health highlighted as CYPrIS unveiled in Hywel Dda
Child health highlighted as CYPrIS unveiled in Hywel Dda
Child health highlighted as CYPrIS unveiled in Hywel Dda

Familes and children in Hywel Dda University Health Board are the latest to benefit from a new Child Health Information System, the Children and Young Persons Integrated System (known as CYPrIS).

Life saving action after Community First Responder training

Training for Community First Responders held in an NWIS office earlier this year has proved invaluable, after one of the course attendees saved the life of a young man in Cardiff.

The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust completed the training of eight new Community First Responders (CFR) as part of an initiative for organisations to train staff with life-saving skills and support the wider NHS workforce.

Connectathon at Cardiff

Earlier this month, NHS Wales Informatics Service and NHS Digital hosted a two-day 'Connectathon' at Cardiff City Stadium. 

Welsh Clinical Portal mobile app shortlisted for national award

NHS Wales Informatics Service has been shortlisted for a Digital Entrepreneur Award for innovation in the public sector for our Welsh Clinical Portal mobile app.

Student Spotlight: Confidence, skills and a promotion

Ben from our Client Services Team is here to tell you more about how his Digital degree has helped him so far

Boost to GP electronic test requests

More GP practices are now opting to use electronic test requesting since the latest release of the 'GPTR' test requesting application. 

Spotlight on IT for community pharmacies in Wales

PublicTechnology, a leading source of breaking news and analysis for digital, data, and IT professionals throughout the public sector, has written about our work to transform the treatment of minor illnesses by enabling community pharmacists to access digital healthcare records. 

NWIS Director Andrew Griffiths stepping down

Andrew Griffiths is to step down as Director of the NHS Wales Informatics Service and Chief Information Officer for Wales at the end of December. 

Student spotlight - how Lloyd's digital degree skills help him in the workplace

NWIS joined together with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) in 2017 to set up WIDI (Wales Institute of Digital Information). It has supported several apprentices into informatics work, along with providing opportunities for existing staff to complete degrees in informatics subjects.

NHS Wales Cancels Contract with Microtest

NHS Wales has today cancelled its contract with Microtest Limited by mutual agreement, due to ongoing delays in supplying its clinical software to GP practices in Wales.

Cwm Taf diabetes patients have records go electronic

Diabetes clinicians in Prince Charles Hospital are now using the national Diabetes Consultation Note to record and view patient information within the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP). 

A new digital organisation for NHS Wales

Health and Social Services Minister, Vaughan Gething, has announced plans to transform digital health and care in Wales.

GPs given access to the Welsh Clinical Portal

General practitioners in Wales are being given viewing access to the national digital patient record, the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP), improving the patient journey between primary and secondary care. Until now, the system has only been available to clinicians directly involved with a patient's hospital care.