Core information standard
The core information standard defines a set of information that can potentially be shared between systems in different sites and settings, among professionals and people using services.
About this standard
- Professional Record Standards Body
Show definitions of statuses
Active standards are stable, maintained and have been assured or endorsed for use by qualified bodies.
Standards in development are APIs or API standards in alpha or beta, meaning they are available for use but are still in progress and may change.
Deprecated standards are older versions of a standard which are being phased out.
Retired standards are not being maintained and should not be used.
- Standard type
- Record standards
Show definitions of standard types
Record standards define what information to collect and how to format it, for example when registering a new patient.
Data definitions and terminologies define the format of individual data items so they can be consistently represented, for example dates or medication names. Reference sets and controlled lists are also included.
Technical standards and specifications specify how to make information available technically including how the data is structured and transported.
Information codes of practice are legal or best practice guidelines on how information should be handled.
- Contact details
Link to standard
- View documentation for this standardopens in a new tab
(opens in new tab)
Topics and care settings
- Appointment / scheduling
- Key care information
- Patient communication
- Information governance
- Tests and diagnostics
- Care setting
- Community health
- GP / Primary care
- Transport / Infrastructure
- Social care
- Urgent and Emergency Care
Dependencies and related standards
This standard needs to be reviewed and implemented alongside SNOMED CT and the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard for health and care data exchange.
- Related standards
This standard relates to all other PRSB record standards.
Assurance and endorsements
- Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
- None - not legally mandated
- Quality assurance
This standard has been clinically, professionally and technically assured by the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB).
The core information standard V1 is endorsed by the following organisations:
- Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
- British Dietetic Association (BDA)
- British Orthodontic Society
- British Psychological Society
- Care Providers Alliance
- Carers UK
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
- College of Paramedics
- Institute of Health Records and Information Management
- National Voices
- Patient Information Forum
- Queens Nursing Institute
- Royal College of Anaesthetists
- Royal College of Emergency Medicine
- Royal College of General Practitioners
- Royal College of Midwives
- Royal College of Nursing
- Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
- Royal College of Ophthalmologists
- Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health
- Royal College of Pathologists
- Royal College of Physicians
- Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
- Royal College of Surgeons
Page last updated: 27 February 2023