The Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care (ISB) in England is tasked with the independent assurance and approval of information standards for adoption by the NHS and social care.
The scope of the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care includes all information standards within the Department of Health, NHS, adult social care and those required to support approved sharing and communication with other agencies where NHS information infrastructure and systems are to be used.
- Ensure that the information standards are fit for purpose, can be implemented, support interoperability between systems and are clinically safe.
- Review Department of Health, NHS and Social Care information standards to ensure that they are still appropriate and consistent (including those of its predecessor – the Committee for Regulation of Information Requirements – CRIR).
- Identify the need for future standards and, where necessary, for development of specific Department of Health, NHS and Social Care standards or sub-sets of other standards. This may include sponsoring information standards where there is no responsible party.
- Provide input into policy, to advise on impact on behalf of the informatics community.
- Undertake, from time to time, a review of the scope of the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care remit in the light of changes in patterns of, or approaches to, service delivery, e.g. the establishment of Care Trusts.
The Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care has delegated the creation and implementation of processes for the assurance of information standards to the Information Standards Management Service (ISMS).
Further information on the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care is available from:
- by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
This supporting information is also known by these names:
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