Royal College of Physicians Crisis Care Surveys: Respond by 26 February 2016

The Royal College of Physicians Health Informatics Unit (HIU) is currently leading two projects on behalf of the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB). These are:

  • standards for the information which a person and their care professionals (e.g. GP) think would be important to share in a future crisis situation (e.g. with NHS 111, ambulance and other urgent and emergency care services).
  • standards for the information which needs to be communicated by the ambulance service to hospital accident and emergency departments (A&E).

The aim is to develop standards that support optimal care and enable information sharing between electronic health record systems. This is a vital step in the creation of a unified patient focussed record. The standards must reflect the needs of patients and health/care professionals in delivering patient care.

  1. Crisis care summary survey:
  2. Ambulance transfer of care to A&E survey:

Not all of the headings in the surveys would need to be completed for every person, only the information which is relevant for an individual or situation.

Both surveys are open until 5pm on 26 February 2016.