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Scrutiny of Digital Health and Care Wales

Purpose of the consultation

Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW) was established as a new Special Health Authority in April 2021, replacing the National Wales Informatics Service. Its roles in transforming health and social care delivery in Wales include: delivering new digital solutions, supporting frontline staff with modern systems, and improving approaches to using, sharing and storing data.


The Health and Social Care Committee and the Public Accounts and Public Administration Committee have agreed to hold a joint scrutiny session with DHCW.


In particular, the Committees will consider:


>>>    The process of establishing DCHW and progress in the first year, progress achieved and outstanding challenges.

>>>    Progress on recommendations of Fifth Senedd Public Accounts Committee reports.

>>>    Prioritisation and manageability of the work programme and change agenda, including workforce, skills issues, cybersecurity and any areas of particular pressure or concern.

>>>    Relationship with local health boards, NHS trusts, local authorities, social services providers, and other key stakeholders including patients and patient groups.

>>>    Workforce and skills capacity within other health and care bodies; whether they have sufficient capacity to engage and potential impact on delivery of DHCW priorities.

>>>    Assessing the impact of DHCW’s work and whether it’s achieving its objectives.

>>>    Data transparency, accessibility, quality, and comparability with health and social care data and key performance indicators across the UK.



We want to make sure that our work is informed by a diverse range of experiences, needs, and views.


We encourage anyone with expertise or experience of the areas highlighted in the terms of reference to share your views, with the full knowledge that your views will be welcomed and valued.


The closing date for submissions is Friday 23 September 2022.


Along with your submission, you should provide the following information:



>>>    Your name and contact details as the person, or organisation, submitting the evidence.

>>>    Whether your evidence is submitted as an individual, or on behalf of an organisation.

>>>    If you are submitting evidence as an individual, confirmation that you are over 18 years old.

>>>    If you are under 13 years old, your parent or guardian’s agreement that you can participate (this can be provided via email).

>>>    Confirmation of whether you would prefer that your name is not published alongside your evidence (names of individuals under 18 years old will not be published).

>>>    Confirmation of whether you would like the committee to treat any or all of your written evidence as confidential, with reasons for the request.

>>>    If you have referred to a third party in your evidence, such as a parent, spouse or relative, confirmation that they have agreed that you can share information that may be used to identify them and that they understand that it will be published



How to share your views

To share your views electronically, please send to, or by post to Health and Social Care Committee, Welsh Parliament, Cardiff, CF99 1SN



Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


We expect other organisations to implement their own standards or schemes and to comply with their statutory obligation.


Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Health and Social Care Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565