Personalised Care and Support Plan Standard
Sharing care plans with people, carers and healthcare professionals
More people than ever are living with long-term conditions in the UK, which includes both physical and mental health problems. As a result, there has been a national drive towards providing people with long-term, personalised care plans.
Personalised care planning standards will help to enable people to manage their own care, with the support of a wide range of services including GPs, hospitals, occupational therapy and social care. This new standard will help citizens and health and care professionals get the right information when they need it, in order to personalise care, and improve the experience for the patient, their carer and their families.
ISN status achieved: Dec 2021
The Personalised Care and Support Plan (PCSP) Standard has now achieved ISN status following rigorous quality assurance by the NHS Data Alliance Partnership Board.
NHS Digital has published the approved ISN along with supporting documentation. The ISN sets out details of the standard, its implementation date, whether it is mandated or voluntary, the legal or contractual basis upon which data is being requested and details of key contacts.
Latest version: V2.0
V2.0 was published to support adults who live with severe and enduring mental health conditions in the community. Co-produced with health and social care professionals, as well as people who use services, the standard is designed to help people stay well and live the best lives they can at home or in supported accommodation. Implementation of the standard is following a phased approach, identifying early adopters and publishing the results of trials to embed learning ahead of the planned full compliance date of 31st January 2024.
Provenance data for this standard will be shown in a separate information model in the next iteration of the standard following its 3-year maintenance release. Provenance data describes who made the record entry or carried out the activity, where and when. The latest provenance model is available on our website.
The benefits of using the standard
Erica, a mental health campaigner has lived experience of severe mental illness. Erica talks to PRSB about the need for information sharing between her care providers and why a digital personal care plan is essential for her mental health and wellbeing to prevent any relapses.
PCSP implementation toolkit
This toolkit has been developed to support the adoption and implementation of this information standard. The materials and resources will support you with your local implementation of the standard.
View the toolkit