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 Information provided by local authorities in shared care records are the important details that the local authority holds about people that would be useful for health and care professionals in providing care and support in hospital, at home or in a care home. This information will be incorporated into the Core information standard during the next update expected end of 2020. It will also remain as a stand alone standard.
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 Information provided by local authorities in shared care records 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.