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PR and Writing Support for the Improvement Unit of Public Health Wales NHS Trust

PR and Writing Support for the Improvement Unit of Public Health Wales NHS Trust

The newly formed Improvement Unit comprises staff from the 1000 Lives Plus team already based within Public Health Wales. A range of PR and communications work is undertaken to support the programmes of work of the Improvement Unit. Read more…

Posted by admin - July 2, 2013 at 16:32

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ICT strategy for NHS Wales aims to overcome ‘lock-in’

NHS Wales Informatics Service says failure to overcome technology lock-in will prevent service integration

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Posted by admin - October 3, 2012 at 22:56

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NHS Wales launches iPhone health app

Welsh Government says health app aims to match patients with NHS services and reduce pressure on A&E departments

The Welsh Government has launched an app intended to match patients with the most suitable NHS health services.

It said evidence shows that a significant number of people go to accident and emergency departments or dial 999 when there are other services that would be more convenient or more suitable for their needs.

The bilingual Choose Well app contains information services including pharmacists, GPs, optometrists, dentists and minor injury units, as well as emergency departments.

Choose Well uses a colour coded ‘thermometer’ which aims to help people to link their symptoms with the most appropriate NHS service.

Patients can download the app free of charge on iPhone and iPad platforms. An Android version of the app will be released in the autumn, according to the Welsh Government.

Lesley Griffiths, the health minister, said: “Choosing the most appropriate care not only benefit patients, but also assists our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals to maintain high quality services.

“As well as catering for people living in Wales, the app is a useful tool for people who are less familiar with our health service, such as students and visitors.

“I hope visitors to the Olympic Games events being held in Wales will have a happy and healthy stay here, but should they find themselves in need of medical help, the Choose Well app will guide them towards the most appropriate care.”

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Posted by admin - July 19, 2012 at 08:36

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SME wins NHS Wales online expenses deal

Cabinet Office Innovation Launch Pad finalist to deliver expenses technology predicted to save NHS £750,000 a year

One of the SMEs to reach the final group of the Cabinet Office’s Innovation Launch Pad selection process has signed a contract with NHS Wales shared services partnership.

The five-year deal between NHS Wales and Lincoln-based Software Europe will supply a national, online expenses management system. It is predicted to save £750,000 a year for the health service.

Primary, secondary and ambulance services as well as Public Health Wales will be covered by the deal, which is intended to reduce the cost of processing payroll and the 194,000 plus employee expenses claimed each year across NHS Wales.

Software Europe was among the finalists selected from 350 SMEs that made proposals for products and services to deliver better value for money for government under the Innovation Launch Pad.

Paul Thomas, assistant director of employment services at NHS Wales shared services partnership, commented: “This procurement provides an opportunity to implement an electronic expenses reimbursement system across NHS Wales.

“We expect the system to help us provide a quicker reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by NHS staff as well as delivering at least £750,000 cost savings per annum.

“Software Europe were successful in the procurement exercise as they provide a system that met our specifications and have a track record of implementing e-expenses in similarly-sized NHS organisations in England”.

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Posted by admin - June 18, 2012 at 19:22

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Medical Devices Asset Management System for NHS Wales

Medical Devices Asset Management System for NHS Wales

Range: between 90 000,00 and 150 000,00 GBP. Read more…

Posted by admin - April 27, 2012 at 15:44

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