The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) are currently hosting a consultation to seek views from parents and carers, health and care professionals and industry on the content of a standard for a digital child health record.
They would really value your input into this process – please complete the online survey and share as widely as possible across your UK networks (e.g. policy teams, communications teams, colleagues and service staff), for inclusion in mailing lists, newsletter and social media. The project has been commissioned by NHS Digital as part of the NHS England Digital Child Health Strategy with the aim of developing a standard that is fit for purpose which can be embedded across all four nations.
The development of a standard will mean that birth details, immunisation records and the outcome of developmental reviews can be effectively shared electronically with health care professionals and made available to parents/carers through the personal electronic child health record (known as the e-red book). This will help ensure that every child receives the health and care support that they need by making key clinical information available online whenever and wherever it is needed.
This widespread consultation with a wide variety of users, care professionals and commissioners from all backgrounds and contexts is invaluable in ensuring that all data items are meaningful, relevant, complete and fit for purpose to record/incorporate into clinical information systems. This is the first in a series of 3 surveys and focuses on the areas of birth details and the new born review. The subsequent surveys will cover a) immunisations and routine primary, health visitor and school nurse information and b) developmental assessments and personal data. All surveys should take no longer than approximately 15 minutes.
Your views are important and will help ensure that the project’s intended outcomes and recommendations are practical and fit for purpose in improving high quality person centred care.
The online survey will close at midnight on MONDAY 15 MAY 2017.
Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected]