The eDischarge Summary Standard enables hospitals to safely transfer standardised clinical information which can be extracted directly into GP IT systems, when a patient is discharged from hospital care.
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- Professional Record Standards Body
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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
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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.
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Topics and care settings
- Key care information
- Patient communication
- Information governance
- Tests and diagnostics
- Care setting
- Community health
- GP / Primary care
- Social care
Dependencies and related standards
This standard needs to be reviewed and implemented alongside SNOMED CT, the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) standard and electronic systems.
- Related standards
- DCB1605: Accessible Information
- NICE guideline (NG27)
- Transfer of Care Inpatient Discharge - FHIR
Assurance and endorsements
- Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
- None - not legally mandated
- Quality assurance
- Not applicable
This standard has been endorsed by the following organisations:
- Royal College General Practitioners
- Royal College of Physicians
- Royal Pharmaceutical Society
- Royal College of Nursing
- Royal College of Midwives
- Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
- Royal College of Anaesthetists
- Institute of Health Records and Information Management
- Royal College of Surgeons
Page last updated: 17 January 2023