A year of success
This year our hospital to GP discharge summary (eDischarge) summary standard was formally endorsed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The organisation has agreed that our discharge summary reflects and supports recommendations in NICE guidelines on transitions of care between different settings so that all advice and guidance is pulling in the same direction. It also supports the NICE quality standard on transition. The standard can now be found under a list of endorsed resources on the NICE website.
Their endorsement will help drive adoption of PRSB’s standard which aims to improve safe transitions for people between hospitals and primary care.