About this toolkit
This toolkit is to help local health and care systems implement the PRSB (Professional Record Standards Body) Diabetes Record Information Standard so that people with diabetes can get the best care and support in managing their diabetes by making sure that professionals have the information they need about the person’s diabetes to provide that care and support.
Who is it for?
This toolkit will help you to use the Diabetes Record Information Standard. When information standards are used correctly, the information is recorded in a standardised way making it easier to share between digital systems. This means it can be made available to the health and care professionals who are involved in the care of a person with diabetes so that they can provide better advice and support.
Health and care professionals
Project and programme managers
Digital system and medtech suppliers
Information and data quality champions
It will help with:
- The clinical user experience (what information should be recorded or displayed)
- Information modelling within local systems
- Mapping to interoperability standards such as FHIR UK Core to support interoperability and sharing of data with other settings and systems
The toolkit is divided into sections that address each stage of the change management process needed to adopt standards.
It is intended to help all professionals, whatever their role in digital transformation. However, depending on your role in the change management process you may find certain sections more relevant to your needs.
It is vital to remember that successful change programmes often require several iterations of the sections in this toolkit. These stages are the lifecycle of a standard adoption programme from the first iteration through to completion and can be repeated at any point in your implementation programme.
The sections in the toolkit are:
Getting to grips with the standard
Describes the standard, how and when to use it . This section is useful for health and care professionals, commissioners, transformation managers and leaders, technical staff and IT leads as well as system suppliers.
Getting people on board
Sets out how to create a vision, enlist leaders and build a team to deliver change and its benefits. Transformation managers, project managers, digital leaders and champions may find this section particularly useful.
Taking stock and planning
Putting the standard into practice
Shared learning and resources
Will feature case studies, lessons learned, resources, links and details of how to join communities of interest. Users could include anyone involved in the change management project.
Before you start
Before you get started you may want to read our Standards explainer which describes what information record standards are, why they are needed, and how they support better care.
- Standards explained
The Standards explainer describes what information record standards are, why they are needed, and how they support better care.
Successful transformational change
To succeed transformation, programmes need to be built on strong foundations with clear goals in mind, the right leadership and an engaged coalition of staff and stakeholders. Done well, they result in new, more efficient and effective ways of working that deliver better services and care. As such they require planning, committed leaders and project management.
If you’re adopting this standard it may be useful to think of doing so in terms of a change management approach. This toolkit presumes that your organisation and partners in the local health and care economy will have processes and people in place who can support the change management programme. To get you started, you may find our information on transformational change useful.
PRSB Standards Explained
Why we need standards to record our health and care information in a consistent way so that it can be made available whenever it is needed.
Making change happen
Transformation programmes need clear goals, the right leadership and engaged staff and stakeholders. Get started by reading our information on transformational change.
PRSB Support Available
If you have a question for PRSB, please contact our support team. We have an expert team who can help you find the answer, or direct you to the right place.