Social prescribing: seeking people with experience to join our online workshops

For many people, improving their health and wellbeing requires a holistic approach and support by professionals who can help them focus on what matters to them to live well. Social prescribing aims to connect people to local, non-clinical services which can offer support and link workers are key to delivering this service, through the voluntary sector or primary care networks.   Social prescribing is a relatively new part of the health and […]

New standards for Diabetes

Caring for the growing numbers of people with diabetes is one of the biggest challenges in healthcare as “diabetes is the largest contributor to healthcare cost and reduced life expectancy in Europe.”  The number of people living in the UK with diabetes is expected to rise to 4.2 million people by 2030, affecting almost 9% of the population. Poorly treated, diabetes can lead to other conditions […]

Second workshop for Partners on shared care records a success

In the middle of June we welcomed our Partners to the second in our series of workshops. The lunchtime event provided an overview of the current national perspective on shared care records from John Farenden, Senior Lead for Shared Care Records at NHS England and NHS Improvement. John talked about transformation of health and care […]

PRSB welcomes new partners onboard the Quality Partner Scheme

The Partner Scheme is moving along at pace, and we are excited to welcome EIDO Healthcare, EveryLIFE Technologies, Kinseed and Person Centred Software onboard this month. Josh Knight, Kinseed’s Chief Commercial Officer, said of their partnership status with PRSB: “Our membership of the Partnership Scheme is an important step towards our vision of truly connected […]

PRSB expands pharmacy standards to cover more community services

The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has expanded its community pharmacy information standards, so that community pharmacists and GPs can better support integrated care for people in their local communities. In recent years the role of community pharmacists has expanded, and they have been able to offer people an increasing range of services. It’s important […]

Personalised care planning standard to support community mental health care 

The PRSB has updated its care planning standard to support community mental health care for people with severe mental health conditions to live well in the community. Commissioned by NHS England and Improvement, the care plan standard will underpin the NHS delivery of more accessible and high-quality care for adults including improving access to psychological therapies, physical […]

PRSB seeks new communications officer/copy writer

Job description Communications officer/copy writer WTE: 37.5 hours Pay rate: £27,000 Contact: Permanent full-time contract (remote working) but job shares will be considered The PRSB was set up in April 2013 as a unique collaboration of groups representing those who receive and provide health and social care across the UK, as well as those […]

PRSB thanks Dr Philip Scott

We would like to say a big thank you to Dr Philip Scott, who is stepping down from our board. Philip worked with PRSB since inception, and contributed hugely to both our long and short-term goals. Philip will continue in his roles as chair of BCS Health & Care, Co-chair, Medinfo 2021 Scientific Programme Committee, deputy editor, BMJ Health & Care Informatics, board […]

Health and care leaders share plans for standards and interoperability at round table 

Forty leaders from across health and social care met this month at an NHSX round table, convened by PRSB, to share their ideas and solutions to the challenge of driving use of standards and interoperability. It was a lively discussion, chaired by NHSX Director of Standards and Interoperability, Irina Bolychevsky and facilitated by Jon Hoeksma, […]

Zoe’s story illustrates how we can improve shared decision making 

Zoe McNeill has had mixed experiences of shared decision making (SDM) in her care since she was diagnosed with cancer – some good experiences and some that fell short of best practice. She’s hoping that standardisation of the process will help to ensure a more consistent approach, where sharing of information between clinicians and patients is the […]