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Digital Health and Care Wales winners at UK National Awards

16 September 2022

Digital Health and Care Wales has won the prestigious UK national Outstanding COVID-19 Response Award for NHS organisations at this year’s GO Awards.

The award recognises the outstanding work carried out by DHCW to deliver the Test, Trace Protect Contact Tracing Solution, which is used by Local Authority staff to contact people that receive a positive Covid-19 Test result.

Heralded as a landmark example of innovative procurement, it involved a rapid prototype process and close working with suppliers to build licencing models that reflected the scope and design of the solution.  The approach delivered exceptional value, within a condensed timeframe while meeting the requirements of procurement legislation.

The Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards have been celebrating the best in all aspects of public procurement since 2003.

The DHCW team was up against strong competition with 15 other NHS organisations nominated including NHS Supply Chain and NHS National Services Scotland.

The UK national win follows on from success at the GO awards Wales 2020/21, when DHCW scooped the Covid-19 Outstanding COVID-19 Response Award and the GO Excellence Award.

Julie Francis, who leads the DHCW Commercial Services Team, said: “We are thrilled to win this award and it’s fantastic recognition for the work we have put in to support the NHS Wales response to COVID-19.  This is an accolade for everyone who has been part of this process and recognises the importance of our digital systems.”