We know that information sharing between health and social care needs to improve and that’s why PRSB is asking for your help to complete a new survey.

The survey is a key part of the work which was commissioned by NHS England to define the core information that needs to be shared in local health and care records. It will then be piloted before roll-out across the UK. Once it’s put into action, this will also help people take greater control of their health and care.

Making sure that the right information is available whenever and wherever it is needed for care means information needs to be recorded in a standardised way. Standards enable digital systems to share information without losing or changing its meaning. Not all information will be used all the time and staff’s access will be determined by their role and need. PRSB has produced a set of FAQs and other materials to answer your questions about this, which you can find here.

The draft standard in this survey has been developed following extensive consultation with patients, carers and other citizens, health and care professionals and system vendors. We would therefore be grateful if you could complete the survey and circulate widely among your networks so that we get as much helpful feedback as possible.

It follows on from a series of webinars in February and a successful workshop, which took place in central London earlier this month with more than 60 people.

We value the opinions of everyone involved in health and care, including patients and carers. The survey is open until 1 May and will take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

You can find the survey here.