Hundreds of users access cancer care record in first six days

NHS Wales Informatics Service has announced cancer care records are now available to view in the Welsh Clinical Portal.

In just the first 6 days nearly one thousand users have accessed the information. Previously the cancer patient information was only available to Cancer Network Information System Cymru (CaNISC) users, however the system is being phased out.

The Case Note Summary from CaNISC now includes multidisciplinary team diagnosis, proposed treatments, and a system-generated summary of the patient’s cancer record.

Accessing it through the Welsh Clinical Portal means that if the patient visits a healthcare environment where CaNISC is not available, the patient’s information would still be accessible, and in the first 6 days has meant hundreds of users can now access the information.

The CaNISC Case Note Summary adds to the already extensive patient information available to view in Welsh Clinical Portal including over 170 million tests results and over 17 million care documents plus access to the full GP summary record for 3.1 million citizens in Wales.

Prof. Tom Crosby OBE, Consultant Oncologist and National Cancer Clinical Director for Wales “This is a really important development, not just for the services within Velindre that rely on secure access to clinical information to support direct care but also for those services offering regional tertiary care that crosses organisational boundaries.”

“The South East Wales Upper GI team has already seen the benefits of this development with previous diagnostic information, MDT discussions and treatment received being available to service providers across the whole patient pathway.”