Outpatient letter

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Description Standards for digital outpatient letters allow clinical information to be recorded, exchanged and accessed consistently across care settings. Best practice for most outpatient letters is writing directly to patients.
Reference code
Has the standard been published? Yes
Nationally Mandated No
Status of standard Active
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Standard type Record standards
Documentation Help Text
Link to Documentation https://theprsb.org/standards/outpatientletterstandard/
Contact details support@theprsb.org
  • Referrals
  • Demographics
  • Key care information
  • Prescribing
  • Patient communication
  • Information governance
  • Tests and diagnostics
Care setting
  • Community health
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • GP / Primary care
Related standards It is one of the transfers of care standards.
Dependencies This standard needs to be reviewed and implemented alongside [SNOMED CT](https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/information-standards/information-standards-and-data-collections-including-extractions/publications-and-notifications/standards-and-collections/scci0034-snomed-ct), FHIR and electronic systems both ends.
Endorsements This standard has been endorsed by the following organisations: * Royal College of General Practitioners * Royal College of Midwives * Royal College of Nursing * Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists * Royal College of Occupational Therapists * Royal Pharmaceutical Society * Royal College of Physicians * Royal College of Psychiatrists * Royal College of Radiologists (Faculty of Clinical Oncology) * British Psychological Society * Resuscitation Council UK * Chartered Society of Physiotherapy * Institute of Health Records and Information Managers (IHRIM) * TechUK