ABOUT US

The Professional Record Standards Body was established in 2013 to develop clinical standards for health and care records. We are a community interest company and as such our core aim is not commercial. The PRSB has a robust and sustainable business model to support its open and inclusive working methods.

The PRSB does not charge for engagement in the standards development process or for contributing to the review of standards. The PRSB receives revenue from commissions to set the scope when a standard is developed, for maintenance agreements and to provide services which promote the adoption and use of standards. These include first of type implementation projects and our Standards Partnership Scheme

We are an independent, not for profit, community interest company.

We are UK wide, developing health and care standards across the four nations.

We uniquely represent clinical, social care and people.

Our standards identify the critical set of information needed for safe and high quality care.

We support implementation of standards, helping front line staff to embed standards into everyday practice.

Our goal is that people will only have to share information once, and their records will be available in every care setting including at home.

OUR METHODOLOGY

Our work is driven by our membership and by our involvement with public and patient bodies. All our members understand the critical importance of high quality care records and we work together on standard development projects. Early research ensures our work is evidence based, and then developed through consultation with our members and other relevant stakeholders, focusing on frontline staff and people who use the services.

Everyone agrees what information should be recorded at any stage of a person’s treatment to ensure high quality care can be provided. It also means that IT systems can be designed to share and retrieve the relevant information when it is needed across multiple services and care settings.

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GET INVOLVED AND INFLUENCE OUR WORK

We work with health and care professionals, system suppliers, carers and people. We give all our stakeholders an equal voice, actively engaging with our network to identify, develop and support the implementation of standards. Here are some ways you or your organisation can work with us to help us achieve our goals.

Contribute to standards development

Consultation is critical to our work so we can ensure the right information is captured and shared across all of our standards. You can contribute to standards development by attending a webinar or completing a survey for a new standard. Find out more about our open consultations in current projects.

Join our Standards Partnership Scheme

Become a partner and demonstrate your commitment to standards and their implementation. Our Standards Partnership Scheme offers (fee paying) services to suppliers and providers who wish to receive support on getting their systems ready for implementing our standards. 
Find out more.

Stakeholders

Representing a member organisation on our advisory board

Our job is to bring the right people together from across the four nations – clinicians, social care workers, patients and the public. We would like to hear from your organisation if you have an interest in supporting our work and joining our active member advisory board which meets every two months.

Get involved

Feature in a case study or a blog

 Sharing your experience as a health and care professional or as a person who uses services helps us to highlight the benefits of our work through the voices of those who matter most. If you have a story to tell or are currently implementing standards in your organisation, we would like to hear from you.

AGM

Attend our AGM

Our Annual General Meeting showcases the best of our achievements, as well as offers insights into our upcoming goals and priorities for the year ahead.  Our AGM is held each September. Our next date and agenda will be published in 2023 and the event is open to all – find out more about our last AGM.