PRSB kicks off social care project

In social care there’s lots being done locally to improve the ways that information is being standardised and shared between different people. The PRSB has been asked by NHS Digital to help to create national standards in some areas, so that successful projects can be rolled out more widely. At the moment NHS Digital are […]

Standards in action: electronic notification helps GPs track flu vaccine uptake

Doctors will be able to quickly identify patients who have not had their flu vaccination, thanks to a new NHS Digital scheme which uses PRSB standards to send vaccine information electronically from pharmacies to GP practices. The scheme has meant that electronic notifications for patients who had their flu vaccination in a pharmacy using the […]

Outpatients letter standard – writing to patients directly improves care

Helping patients to become engaged in their health involves good, clear communication. That’s why the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges launched the ‘please, write to me’ campaign, to encourage doctors to write directly to patients following outpatient appointments and ensure the language they use is simple, clear and avoids medical jargon. Following the campaign’s success, […]

New Pathology Standards Governance Board formed

A new NHS Digital Pathology Standards Governance Board has been formed to support the standardising of the coding of pathology test requests and results. The role of the board is to ensure we have a high quality single list of tests for pathology (known as a unified test list) that contain SNOMED CT codes, which […]