The integrated digital care and support plan standards developed by this project will be used to create a technical specification by NHS Digital, which will in turn be implemented in north-west London as a national accelerator site supported by system vendors.
The purpose of the digital care and support plan standards project is to develop an integrated care and support plan that:
Care and support plans cover what is most important to the person, including personal and health-related goals, and activities or actions linked to achieving the goals. Using standards in electronic healthcare records allows information to be recorded, exchanged and accessed consistently across care settings, to deliver high-quality care to individuals.
Both this standard and the NHS Digital technical specification will be published so that they can be used by other organisations and communities to implement interoperable digital care and support plans.
This project was commissioned by the North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups (NWL CCGs) and has been a collaborative effort between the Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) project team, NWL CCGs, NHS Digital and the Healthy London Partnership (HLP).
The PRSB was commissioned to consult with individuals, health and social care professionals, suppliers and commissioners to ensure that the standard meets their needs.
The work was conducted in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Health Informatics Unit (HIU).
Leadership was provided by members of:
A broader multidisciplinary team was brought together through the project board and included members of the RCGP collaborative care and support planning champions network, NHS Digital, NWL CCGs, the RCN, the Registered Nursing Home Association, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.