PRSB to support NHS England on local care records

The PRSB is now working with NHS England to support local health and care record exemplars.

Five local exemplars were named earlier this summer by NHS England. They will be working to create local information sharing that helps health and care services continually improve treatments, personalise care to meet the needs of each individual, and empower people to look after themselves better and make informed choices about their own health and care.

The programme is designed to support local areas that are already adopting best practice in the collection, protection and use of health and care data to go further, faster and encourage others to follow swiftly in their footsteps.

There is also opportunity to make better use of information from people’s health and care records to understand more about health and disease, improve public health for the population, develop new treatments, monitor safety, and plan and deliver health and social care services more effectively

PRSB is working with the national team and local exemplars to help standardise the core information that’s shared in a local health and care record, to make sure the information that’s needed can be available at the right time to better support patient care. It’s also important that they can be easily accessed even if a patient is in a different part of the country.

We are currently in the scoping phase of this work and there will be a Clinical Advisory Group meeting at the end of the month to determine our next steps.

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