Urgent referral from care home to hospital

Improving information sharing between health and social care is critical to professionals who care for people and the health and wellbeing of people themselves.  

The urgent referral from care home to hospital standard is the information required for the care and support of a person when they are admitted to hospital from a care home in an emergency. This standard is being published in draft form while endorsement is sought from relevant professional bodies and stakeholder groups.

Sharing information across health and social care

The Urgent referral from care home to hospital standard is part of a wider set of standards published in November 2020. PRSB was asked by NHS Digital to help to create national standards for sharing information between health and social care, drawing on the learning from successful local projects to speed up national roll out and adoption.   

The five new standards outline key information, such as how someone’s needs might change after being in hospital and how this needs to be recorded. More than 1000 people helped to develop the standards, including people who use services, carers and frontline professionals. 

IHRIM record correction guidance 

Despite vigilance when filing information in records, mistakes can occur. The Institute of Health Records and Information Management has guidance to support professionals in making corrections following errors.