Wales: new records system to paint clearer picture of child health

07 November 2018

A new system that ensures every child has an active care record with all their details in one place has gone live.

The Children and Young Persons Integrated System (CYPrIS) has been introduced at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, with roll-out to other organisations planned through this year and next.

The National Childhood Immunisation Programme and the Healthy Child Wales Programme will feed into the new system, which will also help paint a clearer picture of child health across the nation by providing data to NHS Wales and Public Health Wales. Clinicians will be able to make better-informed decisions about care options.

Gill Davison, community application manager at NHS Wales Informatics Service, which developed CYPrIS, said: ‘For the first time, there is a single, national repository for all child health data.’