PRSB updates its Community Pharmacy Standard

PRSB has published an update to their 2018 Community Pharmacy Standard. The standard allows community pharmacies to digitally record and share vital information about a person’s care with their GP and other services. The standard covers 13 pharmacy services including vaccine administration and emergency supply of medication, and the new update consolidates these services and […]

An introduction to PRSB’s Head of Marketing: Andy Hall

What made you want to join the PRSB? For me it feels like a very exciting time to be joining the organisation. The acceleration of digital transformation and the burgeoning demand for accurate, real-time data in the sector means the PRSB has a critical and leading role to play in the collaborative effort to implement […]

2022: Standards in the pipeline

Although the end of 2021 is nearly here, PRSB is working hard on developing the first batch of standards to be published in 2022. Have a read of what’s to come. Diabetes Standards: We are developing two standards for diabetes care for adults and children, for remote monitoring and information sharing between anyone involved in […]

Personalised care and support plan standard wins Information Standards Notice (ISN)

The Personalised care and support plan (PCSP) standard has achieved ISN status following rigorous quality assurance by the NHS Data Alliance Partnership Board. ISN status ensures that health and care organisations and system suppliers adopt information standards, so that data can be shared and compared across the sector. The ISN sets out details of the […]

PRSB responds to The Paterson Inquiry recommendations 2021

The government have accepted the recommendations of the Paterson Inquiry following the actions of former surgeon, Ian Paterson, who was sentenced to 20 years in jail after performing unsafe and sometimes unnecessary operations on hundreds of women.

The PRSB welcomes all of the Inquiry’s recommendations which include a national framework for managing patient recall procedures, a multi-disciplinary meeting where everyone has access to the patient’s results and treatment options and the introduction of a short period into consenting procedures to allow patients time to reflect on their diagnosis and options.

An introduction to Oliver Lake

Interview conducted in September 2021 What made you want to join the PRSB? After 23 years in the NHS, I was really interested in working in a smaller organisation with a clear purpose that I could really get behind.  I’ve had a long-term interest in IT, information and transformation as well as engagement and co-design […]

Digital transformation: The future for medicines information sharing

There are currently 237 million medication errors every year in prescribing, dispensing, or monitoring medications.  Often patients are asked to repeat their medication information to different clinicians, and for those on several medications this can be confusing and stressful. Transferring this information digitally from hospitals to GP surgeries, community services and pharmacies will lead to […]

Join PRSB: We’re recruiting two Non-Executive Directors to PRSB’s Board

We are recruiting two new Non-Executive Directors to join PRSB’s Board, with backgrounds in health and care technology and/or social care. The PRSB Board is a vibrant, multi-professional group that is passionate about improving the experience of people who use care services by developing  information standards, supporting their implementation through offers such as the Standards […]

New faces at PRSB: Rebecca Hughes

Please tell us a bit about yourself, your professional background and what made you want to join PRSB? I join the PRSB from the Royal College of GPs, where I had almost 7 years leading on their accreditation, consultancy service, programmes, and marketing. This was my first role in healthcare, and I soon became passionate […]