We work with the public and professionals providing care to define the standards needed for good care records and so improve the safety and quality of health and social care.
The PRSB explained
Working closely with our member organisations and patient groups, we are driving the implementation of care record standards across the UK and are supporting local health and care systems to introduce shared electronic records. There are significant benefits for the whole health and social care system to be gained from better care records and we need to ensure a comprehensive picture of care information about a person can be accessed by anyone where and when they need it.
Why do we need consistent standards for care records?
Put simply, an integrated health and social care system cannot provide good care without a properly joined-up, coherent care record system. This does not currently exist. From patients not having to tell their story over and over again, to safer delivery of care, better performance and more efficiency by care providers, the benefits of a better care record system are significant.
The PRSB is the first port of call for anyone developing electronic health and social care records who wants to ensure a consistent, coherent system. As well as our work with medical college members and patients, we are working closely with technical specialists in developing electronic standards.