Cambridge early adopters of electronic discharge summaries

Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust is a global digital exemplar and early adopter for the use of the Professional Record Standards Body headings in their electronic discharge summaries. They have worked with the PRSB to embed the national standards in their inpatient and day-case units and plan to do the same for their emergency department patients. Read the full case study

E-discharge standard improving safety and care for patients.

Many hospitals are now sharing specific discharge information on medications with community pharmacists, provided they have the patient’s permission. This means that pharmacists can have access to information on a patient’s discharge medication to reconcile with their GP's prescription and resolve any issues with the treatment after they have been discharged from hospital. Flagging any differences quickly is reducing errors and improving the overall safety of care for patients.