PIF member PRSB has published two new standards for sharing diabetes information between people and professionals across all care settings, including self-management data.
There are approximately 4.8 million people living with diabetes in the UK and this is expected to rise to 5.3 million by 2025.
The new standards will help ensure the right information flows between services and from medical devices and tools to professionals.
It is hoped they will help support better care and outcomes for people with diabetes.
The two standards, developed at the request of NHS England, are:
The Diabetes Information Record Standard
This defines the information needed to support a person’s diabetes management.
It includes information that could be recorded by health and care professionals or the person themselves that is relevant to diabetes care and should be shared between different care providers.
The Diabetes Self-Management Standard
This defines information that could be recorded by the person, or their carer, at home.
This could be recorded using digital apps or medical devices and shared with health and care professionals.