The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) is inviting health and care professionals across the UK to take part in a survey to help define core information for joined-up care.

The survey forms part of work commissioned by NHS England to determine what information needs to be shared in local health and care records.

Designed to help support people to take more control of their health and care and ensure that professionals receive the information they need, the standard will determine exactly what information about a person needs to be shared to support safe, high quality joined-up care.

The draft standard featured in the survey has been developed following extensive consultation with patients, carers and other citizens, health and care professionals and system vendors.

Anyone wishing to take part in the survey has until 30 April to do so.

The PRSB is the organisation tasked with developing standards for digital health and care records.

In December 2018, the organisation announced it had published standards designed to ensure that health records are properly named and indexed.

Developed in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Health Informatics Unit (HIU), the standards ensure that records can be easily found when needed, particularly in an emergency.