PRSB to join Health Plus Care Online

You can join the PRSB at three exciting sessions at Health Plus Care Online next month, where we’ll discuss how standards are working in action. On 24 February, the citizen and clinical leads on our social care project, Sam Bergin Goncalves and Professor Adam Gordon, president elect at the British Geriatrics Society, will talk about how using standards can improve the […]

Better information sharing will help people with rare conditions

Varan Navaratnam has a range of complex, long-term conditions, some of which have yet to be diagnosed. He explains why good digital information sharing and care plans could make his care better and safer in the future. How have your health conditions impacted your life and what kind of care have your received? I was […]

Joining Forces to Enhance Care Delivery

The PRSB, INTEROPen, and the Royal College of Physicians have formalised a new official partnership, enhancing our joint commitment to improving information sharing across health and social care. On 22 May, Lorraine Foley, CEO of the PRSB, Luke Readman, Co-Chair of INTEROPen, and Dr Ian Bullock, CEO of the Royal College of Physicians, signed a […]

Patient engagement ‘key focus’ for PRSB

Judith Brodie has joined the PRSB as a patient engagement consultant. She talks to us about her new role and why she got involved with the organisation. What will your work at the PRSB involve? The PRSB has a strong commitment to patient and public engagement, which is evident through the work it has been doing […]

PRSB working with NHS Digital on standardising pathology coding

Diagnostic information is important in healthcare – pathology data follows the patients from their first medical encounters through their diagnostic and treatment pathway, and throughout their whole journey. Accurate and comparable information is a cornerstone of any medical data exchange and decision making, therefore establishing and adopting underlying principles and standards of coding and communication […]

Help us improve the quality of GP referral letters

We’re asking for your help with a survey to develop a standard for clinical referral letters to improve the quality of information sent by GPs. When finished, the clinical referral letters standard will complete our suite of transfer of care standards, and will enable hospital clinicians to reduce inappropriate referrals and better manage heavy caseloads.Working […]

PRSB explores how standards are being used

​Putting standards into practice is an essential part of the work we do The PRSB has been undertaking a series of visits to organisations who are currently using the e-discharge summary standard, to better understand the successes and challenges they are having. For standards to be successfully put into action, they must be useable in […]

GP videos show importance of e-discharge summaries

GPs tell us that the discharge summary is often the only record they obtain of a patient’s hospital stay and a well-written discharge summary is invaluable. But in busy hospitals its importance is often overlooked. A new series of educational videos by the PRSB aims to help raise awareness amongst health and care professionals of […]

NICE and the PRSB working together

The PRSB sits down with Alexia Tonnel, Director, Evidence Resources for The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), to discuss the developing relationship between the two organisations. What do you think are the key links between PRSB and NICE? Both of our organisations are committed to ensuring better and safer care for patients, […]

Document naming standard survey now open

The PRSB would like to invite you to participate in a survey to help us develop a standard for naming documents, to ensure they are indexed properly and can be navigated quickly and safely. As the volume of digital data used in health and care continues to increase, it may be held in several different […]