Latest News

Review of academic accreditation of Computer Science degrees launched by the BCS

A new review will ensure that computing graduates have the skills needed to drive economic recovery as data science and AI change the industry post COVID-19.

GPs appreciating Microsoft Teams

Features of Microsoft Teams have been enabled  for all GP practices. Chat, Calendar and Calls are available to all, following the completion of a pilot project with a small number of GPs and cluster sites.

Test, Trace, Protect - Digital Contact Tracing

The all-Wales digital contact tracing system is a key element of Wales’ Test, Trace and Protect service and directly supports contact tracers.

Royal Glamorgan Hospital gets digital diabetes patient records

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

Swansea Bay goes live with national image viewing

Secondary care clinicians in Swansea Bay University Health Board are the latest to benefit from a function within the Welsh Clinical Portal that allows them to view patient images from other health boards in Wales. 

NHS Wales network bandwidth increased

Digital services using the NHS Wales network are benefitting from a big increase in bandwidth.

Welsh Community Care Information System helps Allied Health Professionals deliver rehabilitation care during pandemic

The Welsh Community Care Information System (WCCIS) is helping Allied Health Professionals ensure vital rehabilitation care is delivered in the community for people who are recovering from coronavirus.

WCCIS supports COVID-19 information requirements

Following the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, a new national community reporting task and finish group has been established.

Microsoft Teams rolled out to NHS Wales

Microsoft Teams has now been rolled out across NHS Wales with almost 16,000 active users already.

Digital transformation in Primary Care

Over the last few weeks we've been making rapid strides in transforming digital services to support GPs and GP practices. 

New digital clinical document to support virtual outpatient consultations

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. 

New system will help improve understanding of COVID-19 at-risk conditions

A number of developments have been made to the Welsh Clinical Portal to support the processing of patient data during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTUs using e-test requests for all Welsh Key Workers

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.

Antibody results to be captured from Point of Care testing

NWIS are supporting the increasing requirement to test for COVID antibodies by facilitating a new antibody point of care result

COVID-19 Data hub for NHS Wales

Find out more about the impact of data in a pandemic.

Mis-directed shielding letters – we apologise

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. 

Video and new online services for outpatient clinics

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.

COVID-19 data collection and dashboard

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.

A message from Helen Thomas, Interim Director NHS Wales Informatics Service

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.

IT enables doctors to work remotely

GPs are able to have remote access to their practice-based computer from a home computer or device, thanks to a solution implemented by NWIS.