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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.

One digital x-ray and imaging system now national

All health boards and hospitals in Wales are now using one common system for digital x-rays, scans and images.

Pharmacy sore throat pilot promotes appropriate antibiotic use

A pilot for an on-the-spot sore throat swab service promotes more efficient use of antibiotics among patients in parts of Wales, according to initial results.

A network for smart ideas

A new Innovation Network developed by Life Sciences Hub and Welsh Government will bring together innovation champions, leads and practitioners across health and social care system in Wales.

Added level of security

All staff in our Information Governance team have successfully passed their BCS Practitioner in Data Protection certification.

Introducing our new website

This month we launched our new website with better functionality and features, improved content and design - making it easier to access on any device, such as smartphones and tablets.

e-Library grows in popularity

In October 2018, Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, announced a substantial investment into the NHS Wales e-Library for Health service as part of Health Education Improvement Wales' inception. Since then, it has grown significantly and proven to be an increasingly valuable resource for NHS staff across Wales.

CYPrIS comes to Swansea Bay UHB

Swansea Bay University Health Board is the latest health board to benefit from the new child health system, the Children and Young Persons Integrated System (known as CYPrIS).

WPAS users praise upgrade

A much anticipated upgrade to the Patient Administration System for Wales (WelshPAS or WPAS) in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board East (Wrexham Maelor Hospital and community sites) has been completed.

E-referrals available to GDPs in ABMU and Hywel Dda

A new dental e-referral system is now live in south and west Wales.

NHS Wales to create world-leading national data resource

A national data resource (NDR) is being developed to better enable NHS Wales to improve patient experience and service outcomes.

RadIS2 completes national rollout

All heathboards in Wales are now using the Welsh Radiology Information System (WRRS), also known as RadIS2.

NHS Wales Informatics Service recognised for commitment to valuing staff

NHS Wales Informatics Service has become the first NHS organisation in the UK to hold both the BS76000 Valuing People and the new BS76005 Diversity and Inclusion Standard.

e-Learning training boost for clinical coders

The creation of a new suite of e-Learning products designed to improve the recording of clinical information has begun.

Wales secures public sector emails

All emails sent across the majority of public sector organisations in Wales are now secure and encrypted. 

New child health system switched on in Cardiff and Vale

Cardiff and Vale is the latest health board to benefit from the new child health system, the Children and Young Persons Integrated System (CYPrIS). It follows Aneurin Bevan University Health Board which implemented CYPrIS earlier this year.

Sore throat 'test and treat' pilot goes live

An on-the-spot sore throat swab service, designed to relieve pressure on GPs and tackle antibiotic resistance, is now available at 48 community pharmacies; 23 in Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and 25 in Cwm Taf University Health Board.

Public Accounts Committee report statement