Subsequently, members of the e-Referrals team have collaborated with colleagues working on the Summary Care Record application, which also displays patient information on a mobile device.
Each solution was researched in its own context, with the right sample of users, and on the devices they actually use. As with everything we do at NHS Digital, this took place under the appropriate clinical governance.
You can see the new components and patterns being discussed in the open on the service manual backlog.
Useful, usable and used
To bring about our vision of safe and intuitive systems that work well together, we need standards that are relevant to today’s designers and developers. The standards we mandate must be well maintained, straightforward to adopt and easy to assess services against.
While many people consider the CUI to be out of date and no longer refer to it, we’ve heard from others who see it referenced in contracts and are unsure if they should ask suppliers to follow it.
That’s why we’re deprecating the CUI by giving formal notice today. We plan to keep the data formats that are still relevant but to separate them from out-of-date assumptions about presentation.
NHS Digital will do this work in collaboration with NHSX, which has a new role in developing, agreeing and mandating clear standards for the use of technology in the NHS.