Digital Health launches ‘Rewired’ summit

Digital Health is launching a new summit and expo called Digital Health Rewired, which focuses on the use of disruptive information technologies in health and care.

The brand, which publishes and organises the CCIO, CNIO, CIO Networks and annual Summer Schools, will host the two-day conference on 25-26 March 2019. Held at London Olympia, Digital Health Rewired will connect health IT leaders and professionals with the latest disruptive digital health innovations.

Developed for everyone working across NHS IT and the wider digital health sector, the new annual event will provide attendees with insights and ideas they can take back and implement in their organisation, while growing their professional network.

Jon Hoeksma, CEO of Digital Health said: “UK healthcare is bursting with digital innovation, big and small, the key challenge remains to share knowledge across the sector and scale-up and spread best practice. By building on our in-depth industry knowledge – spanning news, intelligence and online networks and events – we will ensure that Rewired provides the most compelling and enjoyable event possible for everyone who takes part.”

Day one of Rewired, 25 March, will begin with the fourth edition of the Digital Health Leadership Summit, which brings together health CCIOs, CIOs, CNIOs and C-suite colleagues to address the leadership challenges of digital transformation. An evening of networking will follow. The second day of the conference will be devoted to the brand new Digital Health Rewired Expo, which will showcase the work of digital trailblazers in health and care.


Register now for the International Healthcare Interoperability Conference

The International Healthcare Interoperability Conference (IHIC) 2018 will be held at the University of Portsmouth on 11-12 July.

There will be a range of expert UK and international speakers, discussing relevant topics including quality improvement, testing and implementation, overcoming local and global barriers and consent and trust for care and research. You can find the full programme with more details here.

The first day will kick off with lunch and a choice of half day tutorials, followed by an evening reception aboard the historic HMS Warrior. The second day will include a full day of sessions, with lunch and refreshments served. You can find tutorial information here and register online now.

Don’t miss out!

Help us improve pharmacy information sharing

Help us to improve pharmacy information sharing by completing our new survey

The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) is inviting health and care professionals, patients and clinical system suppliers to complete a new survey on information sharing between community pharmacies and other care providers, to help deliver safer and better care in future.

The project, which is being run in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit and NHS Digital, is aiming to support the increased drive to help people remain healthy in the community, with the help of professionals. For this to happen, we need all health and care services to work together and share the right information between systems, so we can ensure that patients receive high quality care that is consistent at all times.

This survey will help us to determine the information that needs to be shared, inviting opinions on the following areas:

1.Vaccination information recorded in the pharmacy system
2.Vaccination information which should be communicated to the patient’s GP.

Your views are very important to us and this survey will help ensure that the project’s intended outcomes and recommendations are practical and fit for purpose. The purpose of the survey is to ensure that the right information is being shared in clinical systems in the right way, to benefit patients and clinicians.

The survey closes at 5pm, on 8th June 2018 and should take around 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Darren Wooldridge, Senior Project Manager, at While this survey will be closing soon, there will be a follow up consultation coming in early June, which will focus on emergency supply of medication.

If you could also circulate this among your networks/committees, we’d very much appreciate it. When sharing on Twitter / other social media, our handles are @ProfRecordSB @RCPInformatics and @NHSDigital

The survey URL is:

PRSB to exhibit at the Digital Healthcare show and Health+Care

The PRSB will be exhibiting at this year’s Digital Healthcare Show, part of Health+Care, which returns to ExCeL London on 27-28 June 2018.

The Digital Healthcare Show will deliver an exciting speaker programme, running alongside an exhibition where delegates can learn new skills, find new ideas and share best practice to help them transform the future of health and care. The PRSB will be hosting a stand at the event, while Professor Maureen Baker CBE and Dr Phil Koczan will deliver speeches which will raise awareness about our ongoing work.

Senior technology and IT professionals working within the NHS, local government and social care professional are entitled to a subsidised pass to attend the Digital Healthcare Show and Health+Care. This pass allows them to discover new ideas and tools to help to support patients with better care and develop new strategies for getting digital change on the agenda.

To find out more about the show and how to attend, please visit the website.

PRSB starts work on Burden Assessment of CDSs

NHS Digital has commissioned the PRSB to undertake a new project to assess the burden placed on healthcare providers when they are collecting and reporting on the Commissioning Data Sets (CDSs).

The purpose of this project is for the PRSB to undertake burden assessments of the data sets across a representative sample of the health and care systems. This will help us obtain a rich and accurate picture of what information is needed to accurately measure and assess burden. We are aiming to take a representative sample of providers at differing levels of digital maturity, as measured by the Digital Maturity Index.

The project will also identify examples of good practice which can be used to inform future work within NHS Digital to minimise the burden of collections for providers and frontline staff, while maximising the data value and helping provide advice to the Secretary of State for Health.

For more information contact

PRSB supporting development of a digital ReSPECT form

A PRSB workshop is being planned to bring together end-of-life clinicians, system suppliers and informatics professionals to review proposals for a digital ReSPECT form.

This is the next step in the work PRSB is currently undertaking with NHS Scotland and Resuscitation Council UK to develop a digital specification for the ReSPECT form, which outlines a person’s care in a future emergency situation if they are unable to make or express choices.

The paper form, which was developed by Resuscitation Council UK, contains information about a person’s preferences for resuscitation and other end-of-life care.

When complete the digital specifications will ensure that all information is available in the right place, in a standardised way and can be shared between different services. The specifications will be freely available for use by any provider who wants to put them in place. For more information contact:

PRSB visits NHS Grampian

Further developing our relationships in Scotland, the PRSB recently visited NHS Grampian, to better understand how the health board is pioneering an integrated approach to health and care information sharing and to promote the use of PRSB standards.

The PRSB presented our work on transfer of care and integrated care standards and our role in supporting implementation including training and inductions for junior doctors. NHS Grampian shared their progress and challenges around integrating information sharing between acute, primary care and all other health and care services in the community.

The dozen participants in the afternoon session, held earlier this month, agreed that England and Scotland could work more closely together to support each other in the digital journey, particularly in terms of sharing best practice