The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has recently published a social prescribing information standard which aims to ensure a standardised approach to collecting, recording and sharing information about social prescribing referrals.
Social prescribing is a non-medical approach to healthcare that aims to address the social, emotional and practical needs of a person. It involves referring people to community-based services or resources that can help to improve their health and wellbeing, such as support groups, social activities or volunteering opportunities.
The information standard was commissioned by NHS England in order to support people providing social prescribing services, individuals referred into social prescribing, and the information needed for secondary purposes such as reporting. The standard has received an Information Standards Notice, making its use a requirement by all models of social prescribing. The image below shows the types of information that services will need to collect and record at different stages of a person’s social prescribing referral.
Social Rx Connect is a specialised digital tool for social prescribing that improves efficiencies for link worker teams, integrates with GP clinical systems and provides insightful, real-time dashboards and reports. As part of the Health Systems Support Framework, Social Rx Connect gives users the ability to record all mandatory data items listed in PRSB’s Information Standard in a concise and simple way. By using Social Rx Connect, link worker teams can ensure that they are compliant with the Information Standard and are therefore delivering the best possible care to their patients.
To read more about PRSB’s Social Prescribing Information Standard, head to Social prescribing standard – PRSB (theprsb.org)
If your social prescribing service is looking for a way to comply with the information standard, get in touch for a free demonstration of Social Rx Connect.