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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. 

Wales leads the way with electronic dental referrals

Wales is now the first country in the UK to introduce electronic dental referrals across all dental specialities.

Digital Leaders Wales: Data must drive us forward

Most data-rich organisations also find themselves "information poor", meaning that they are not getting sufficient value from their data. The next Digital Leaders Wales salon, hosted by University of Swansea's School of Management  will address this problem and highlight how we all need to be able to manage the data we collect.

Students praise digital degrees

Students about to embark on the second year of degrees run by the Wales Institute of Digital Information have spoken about how useful the course has been.

Recruitment open days - 11th & 18th September

Are you passionate about data and information? Do you want to make an impact on the future of NHS Wales?

We are looking for candidates of all ages and abilities for a number of positions in Data Engineering, Software Development, Data Science and Project & Change Management.


Cancer care records available to view in the Welsh Clinical Portal

Health care professionals across Wales can now access cancer patient information through the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).

The future is mobile for the Welsh Clinical Portal

Doctors at two health boards are trialling a new, mobile version of the Welsh Clinical Portal.

Celebrating a digital workforce partnership

The work of the NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) to develop a digital workforce in partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has been celebrated by the UK National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB). 

Choose Pharmacy wins innovation award

The NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS) Choose Pharmacy team have won the innovation and technology category at the Antibiotic Guardians Awards. The ceremony, which took place in June 2019, celebrates the work of Healthcare professionals across the UK and abroad in tackling antimicrobial resistance.

New guide promotes digital inclusion in health and care in Wales

Welsh Government, NHS Wales Informatics Service and the Wales Co-operative Centre are working together to improve digital inclusion in Wales with the publication of a new guide.

New interface connects with decades of data

Clinicians in Wales can now connect with decades of their patients' cardiovascular treatment history through the Welsh Clinical Portal (WCP).  

Swansea Bay pilots new WCP admission software

Swansea's Morriston Hospital is using new functionality in WCP to maintain accurate inpatient lists - tracking patients' admissions, transfers and discharges in real time.

WPOCT heads to Powys and Velindre

The Welsh Point of Care Test (WPOCT) system has gone live in Powys Teaching Health Board a month after it was successfully implemented in Velindre NHS Trust.

Three stars shine for the NWIS Service Desk

The NWIS Service Desk is proud to announce that we have been awarded a "three-star" Service Desk Certification by the Service Desk Institute - an international organisation for help-desk professionals and those working in the IT service and support industry. 

NHS Wales agrees landmark deal with Microsoft

NHS Wales has signed a new enterprise deal with Microsoft that will strengthen defences against cyber-attacks and give over 100,000 NHS Wales staff access to Office 365.

Making Critical Care Info Digital

Plans are underway to replace paper with a digital system at Wales’ critical care units.

WHCIP set to launch

Our Information Services team is developing a portal that will be the single point of access for our health and care intelligence products and data. 

Shining the spotlight on Commercial Services

Despite being nominated, our Commercial Services Team fell just short of winning a much coveted award at this year's upcoming Go Procurement Awards in Birmingham last month - recognising the best of public procurement projects in the UK.