TEC Cymru scoop up award at the 2020 Forward Healthcare Awards for their national rapid rollout of the NHS Wales Video Consulting Service.

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The Forward Healthcare Awards celebrate and share great work across health and care. They highlight teams, partnerships, innovations, great ideas and initiatives that have made a difference.

The TEC Cymru team and its partners were recognised under the ‘Supporting Healthcare Teams through Technology’ category for their national rapid rollout of the NHS Wales Video Consulting Service.

The rapid roll out of video consulting was an integral part of the Welsh Government’s pandemic response. It allowed healthcare professionals to have a safe method for communicating with patients at home, safeguarding frontline staff and reducing any risk of further transmission.

Due to the fast-paced and unprecedented nature of this project the TEC Cymru team partnered with several organisations to deliver the service. Partners included CWTCH Cymru, Digital Communities Wales, Digital Health Ecosystem Wales, Life Sciences Hub Wales and the NHS Wales Informatics Service.

Sara Khalil, TEC Cymru Programme Lead said:

“The team is totally delighted and owes so much to the health boards who have embraced new ways of working. We cannot underestimate just how these circumstances have bred invention and innovation. Services have responded creatively and with an open mind, while collaboration with our partners has been integral to video consulting being delivered at such pace. We hope this will result in long term transformation across NHS Wales.”

Are you interested in reading more about the rollout of the NHS Wales Video Consulting Service? Check out our case study for the project.