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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 Going through ISN process - Gill Foley managing
Has the standard been published?
Nationally Mandated true
Status of standard Active
Publication due
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Standard type
    Documentation Help Text
    Link to Documentation
    Contact details
    • 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 SNOMED, FHIR and electronic systems both ends.
    Assurance This standard is currently being considered for approval as an information standard notice (ISN) by the [Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB)](
    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