PRSB’s annual general meeting brings standards to life

Standards may not set pulses racing but the 70+ guests attending this year’s annual general meeting (AGM) were buzzing with what they heard about why developing and using standards for digital health and care records is so important. Patients shared their personal stories, and clinicians, care professionals and system suppliers gave their views about developing […]

New standard for maternity care now live

A new standard has been published to support the introduction of digital maternity records that will ensure that record information is consistent and can be shared more easily across healthcare services in England in the future. As part of the national plans to improve maternity services, the NHS is changing the way information is shared […]

PRSB launches new training videos for e-discharge summaries  

The Professional Record Standards Body has released new educational videos for hospital doctors and other clinicians to explain how e-discharge summaries should be completed, ahead of the NHS deadline for implementation. From October 1, 2018 onwards, only direct digital discharge summaries will be permitted under the NHS England Standard Contract or providers must have a plan in place to implement digital discharge summaries by December 2018. This […]

PRSB launches brand new animation with UPD

The Professional Record Standards Body has launched a brand new animation to highlight the importance of improving health and care information sharing, in collaboration with Understanding Patient Data, based at the Wellcome Trust. This short video shows how good information sharing can benefit patients and citizens, enabling safer care and allowing people to play a […]

New AoMRC guidelines encourage better patient communication

Good communication with patients is an important part of providing quality care, and the PRSB fully supports new guidance from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges that encourages hospital doctors to write directly to patients after outpatient appointments. The move, which is called ‘Please Write to Me’, has been endorsed by senior leaders across the […]