PRSB’s 2021 achievements

We entered 2021 in lockdown at the height of the second wave of the pandemic, with the health and social care sector working tirelessly to keep us safe. Despite these difficulties, we’ve also had notable successes this year with the mass rollout of the vaccination programme and at PRSB we are immensely proud that our […]

A great inaugural year for PRSB’s Partnership Scheme

2021 saw the introduction of PRSB’s new Standards Partnership Scheme, which recognises the good work of software suppliers that integrate standards into their digital products and supports interoperability as an enabler of integrated care. Throughout the year, PRSB has delivered several Partner-exclusive masterclasses and given insights into the pivotal role of standards in advancing the […]

An introduction to PRSB’s Head of Marketing: Andy Hall

What made you want to join the PRSB? For me it feels like a very exciting time to be joining the organisation. The acceleration of digital transformation and the burgeoning demand for accurate, real-time data in the sector means the PRSB has a critical and leading role to play in the collaborative effort to implement […]

2022: Standards in the pipeline

Although the end of 2021 is nearly here, PRSB is working hard on developing the first batch of standards to be published in 2022. Have a read of what’s to come. Diabetes Standards: We are developing two standards for diabetes care for adults and children, for remote monitoring and information sharing between anyone involved in […]

Personalised care and support plan standard wins Information Standards Notice (ISN)

The Personalised care and support plan (PCSP) standard has achieved ISN status following rigorous quality assurance by the NHS Data Alliance Partnership Board. ISN status ensures that health and care organisations and system suppliers adopt information standards, so that data can be shared and compared across the sector. The ISN sets out details of the […]

PRSB welcomes the government response to the Paterson Inquiry

By Professor Maureen Baker CBE Openness is critical for safe healthcare and all consultants should be writing directly to you to ensure that you have the right information to make informed decisions about your health, treatment options and care. This is one of the recommendations made by the Paterson Inquiry, accepted by the government today, […]

PRSB responds to The Paterson Inquiry recommendations 2021

The government have accepted the recommendations of the Paterson Inquiry following the actions of former surgeon, Ian Paterson, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail after performing unsafe and sometimes unnecessary operations on hundreds of women.

The PRSB welcomes all of the Inquiry’s recommendations which include a national framework for managing patient recall procedures, a multi-disciplinary meeting where everyone has access to the patient’s results and treatment options and the introduction of a short period into consenting procedures to allow patients time to reflect on their diagnosis and options.

PRSB responds to the ‘People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper’

The PRSB welcomes the Government’s pledge in the new White Paper for adult social care to speed up adoption of digital tools and make better use of data to promote safe, sustainable, high quality social care.

‘People at the Heart of Care’ commits to £150 million new funds for technology; it recognises the role of information standards for advancing interoperability across social care, sees the importance of linking health service and local authority data and promises that 80% of social care providers will have a digital care record in place that can connect to a shared care record by 2024. Its proposed digital hub and skills passport for staff is a welcome idea.

The Royal College of GPs’ James Mackenzie Lecture 2021

PRSB Chair, Professor Maureen Baker, gave the annual James Mackenzie lecture at the RCGP’s AGM in November. If you looked at your phone right now, you would be able to monitor your BPM, sleep schedule and daily step count in little more than two clicks. In this sense, we are all already self-directed patients, meaning […]