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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/10/2021.

Programme Director - e-Prescribing

Job Reference: 025-AC676-0921

Digital Health and Care Wales
Wales Clinical Portal
Wales, Cardiff
£93,735 - £108,075 per annum

Digital Health and Care Wales is an ambitious organisation created by Welsh Government to lead on the digital transformation of health and care. It builds on the digital architecture and national services put in place by the NHS Wales Informatics Service over the past decade.

The organisation will lead on large-scale developments that make a significant difference to the people of Wales as well as to health and care professionals, such as expansion of the digital patient record and the creation of a National Data Resource. It will improve the way data is collected, shared and used. Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.


Wales is about to embark on an exciting new programme to transform electronic prescribing across all care settings. Led by Digital Health and Care Wales, the e-Prescribing Transformation Programme will work with Health Boards, Primary Care providers and other stakeholders to digitise medicines management processes. This will enable prescriptions to be created and sent electronically and for information on patients’ medicines to be accessed by both patients and their care providers.

We are seeking a highly intelligent, experienced and passionate Programme Director to work on this ambitious and complex Programme which is seeking to bring together the core systems of a large number of organisations as a key enabler of fundamental transformation in health and social care, in line with the government policy; its timescales are long-term, requiring vision, tenacity and flexibility.

An outstanding Programme Director is required to lead the work on behalf of the Senior Responsible Officer. This strategic Programme is ground-breaking within the Welsh NHS, providing an exciting opportunity for Wales and the Programme Director.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Michelle Sell

Chief Operating Officer

To work in the UK, all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship to obtain either a Health and Care visa or Skilled Worker visa, unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply should self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship by visiting Work in the UK. If you are eligible for the Health and Care visa, application costs are lower and you do not need to pay the annual Immigration Health Surcharge.

Please note that if your successful employment is subject to a Time Limited Right to Work, then the tenure of your contract of employment will be limited to reflect your Right to Work.

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