Digital care and support planning standard

Care and support plans are fundamental to high-quality person-centred care and this month the PRSB held a workshop to develop a standard for digital care and support planning.

The workshop was well-attended with nearly 60 professionals, patients, carers and suppliers engaging in lively discussions about what should be included in a care and support plan based on their lived experience and professional perspective.

The PRSB is working in partnership with North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to develop the digital care and support planning standard so that care plans can be effectively shared between patients, carers and all the health and care professionals involved in a person’s care.

Developing a standard for generic care planning, including end-of-life treatment, will contribute towards the creation of a more joined-up health and care system. Standards will also help to enable people to manage their own care, with the support of a wide range of services including GPs, hospitals, occupational therapy and social care, among others.

The workshop gave people the opportunity to discuss the suggested headings for each section of the standard. Feedback and advice will be taken onboard, before we develop a survey which will be issued to a wider group of professionals. We are expecting the final report to be issued at the end of 2017 or early 2018.

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