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SAIL winners at Swansea University's Research and Innovation Awards

The Information Services team at Digital Health and Care Wales were able to share with the Swansea University SAIL team in its recognition for its outstanding contribution to research and innovation.  

New Executive Directors join DHCW Board

Digital Health and Care Wales is pleased to welcome two new executive directors to the Board this month.

Annual General Meeting - July 28th 2022

Digital Health and Care Wales will be hosting its first virtual Annual General Meeting on Thursday 28th July 2022.

Hywel Dda Occupational Therapy takes up to 8 months off audit time thanks to digital innovation

The Occupational Therapy department at Hywel Dda University Health Board has reduced its annual clinical documentation audit completion time from 6 - 9 months to just 1 thanks to a new digitally automated workflow. 

Microsoft event offers digital innovation support to emergency department staff

NHS Wales emergency department (ED) staff are invited to join the NHS Wales Microsoft 365 Centre of Excellence for its fourth hackathon event on Wednesday 25 May 2022. 

Celebrating One Year of Wales' digital nursing system, the Welsh Nursing Care Record

It has been just over a year since the Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) first rolled out in Swansea Bay Health Board in Spring 2021.

NHS Wales launches dedicated Microsoft innovation hub for staff

The NHS Wales Microsoft 365 Centre of Excellence has been launched to drive creative digital innovation across NHS Wales and support staff using Microsoft 365 (M365) software.

Welsh Immunisation System reaches 7 million vaccination milestone

Over seven million vaccinations have now been administered in Wales with the support of the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS).


Digital Nursing events showcase collaboration across NHS Wales

Digital Health and Care Wales have hosted four successful digital nursing engagement events telling the story of the Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR).

DHCW Service Desk takes third at SDI Awards

Service Desk: DHCW has reached 3rd place in the globally-recognised SDI Awards held 22nd March 2022, in Birmingham.


NHS Wales App engagement sessions invite collaboration across organisations

Digital Services for Patients and Public (DSPP) is running monthly update sessions to inform and engage stakeholders.

Nursing goes digital in North Wales

The Welsh Nursing Care Record (WNCR) has launched in Wales’ largest health board, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).  The digital system is transforming the way nurses record, store and access patient information.


Welsh Immunisation System wins national digital impact award

The digital system behind the COVID-19 vaccination roll out in Wales, the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS), has been presented with the People’s Choice Award for its impact during the pandemic at a ceremony in London.

Blog: International Women's Day at DHCW

This week, Digital Health and Care Wales is celebrating International Women’s Day, a globally recognised event to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women across the world.


Welsh Immunisation System finalist in Impact Awards

Digital Health and Care Wales is one of three top finalists in the Pandemic Innovation category for the The Welsh Immunisation System (WIS), which provides the management, distribution and reporting for the COVID 19 vaccination programme in Wales.  

Blog: Digital Health Records, A Clinician's Experience (Part 1)

In the first of a series of spotlight features, Mr Rhidian Hurle, Consultant Urological Surgeon in Cwm Taf Morgannwg Heath Board and Medical Director for Digital Health and Care Wales, shares his personal experience of digital health care over 25 years.

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. 

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.

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.

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.