PRSB standards are developed in consultation with doctors, patients and the public, the social care system and allied healthcare professionals.

Project: Improving medications safety

When people move between different healthcare settings, it’s important that the information about their medications can be shared easily with all the professionals involved in their care. That’s why we need your help in assuring technical guidance that will help medications information flow digitally between hospitals and community-based services. This will make it easier for clinicians to provide the right care and will improve medication safety for patients.

At the moment, hospital and primary care clinicians prescribe differently which means that details about medications and their use instructions vary between settings. The information has to be checked and sometimes translated manually by clinicians when a person’s care moves from one service to another. This is time consuming and can lead to errors in translation and transcription.

The new technical guidance will define how to communicate medication dose and timings digitally between systems in all care settings without any change or loss of accuracy or meaning.

How to get involved

We’d like to invite patients, carers, health and social care professionals and vendors across all sectors to complete our survey by 14 Feb, which will help us to make sure we achieve clarity and consensus on the guidance and standards.

Webinars

We are also hosting a series of webinars which you can take part in to help advise on this.

  • Webinar: Professionals and patients
    A webinar for professionals and patients will take place on 7 February from 1-2pm,
  • Webinars: Informaticians
    Two more webinars for informaticians will take place on 14 February and 28 February, both from 10am to 11am. If you’d like to get involved with these, please contact support@theprsb.org.

 

Project: Information sharing with pharmacies

The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) is inviting health and care professionals, patients and clinical system suppliers to complete a new survey on information sharing between community pharmacies and other care providers, to help deliver safer and better care in future.

Survey: 15th May - 8th June 2018 (now closed)

The project, which is being run in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit and NHS Digital, is aiming to support the increased drive to help people remain healthy in the community, with the help of professionals. For this to happen, we need all health and care services to work together and share the right information between systems, so we can ensure that patients receive high quality care that is consistent at all times.

Project details: For more details visit the project overview page


Project: Maternity records

Survey (2) date:27th February - 19 March 2018
Project details: For more details visit the project overview page


Project: Clinical referral information

Survey date: February - March 9th 2018
Click here to complete the survey
Project details: For more details visit the project overview page


Project: Document naming standard

Survey date: January 31st - February 2nd 2018 (closed)
Project details: For more details visit the project overview page


Project: Maternity records

Workshop dates: 9th and 14th November 2017 - completed
Provisional survey date: December 2017 - 22 January 2018 - completed
Project details: For more details visit the project overview page


Project: Clinical referral information

Workshop date: 14th November 2017 - completed
Provisional survey date: 4th December 2017 - completed
For more information please contact us on info@theprsb.org

Maternity workshops

Clinicians, professionals and women using maternity services recently gathered for two workshops. Midwives, women, other clinicians and public health professionals shared their thoughts on what information needed to be recorded and where. Read more