NHS BETA digital, data and technology standards
NHS Digital has published NHS digital, data and technology standards, including:
Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social care, set out a vision at NHS Expo 2018 "for a more tech-driven NHS".
He spoke of the "critical importance of standards in the development of digital, data and technology products for the NHS".
Some standards are live now, some are future requirements. All will become mandatory when developing products for the NHS.
NICE evidence standards framework
The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published an evidence standards framework for digital health technologies, like PHRs.
The framework is a downloadable PDF that includes two sections, covering 'evidence for intended use' and 'evidence for economic impact'.
There's also background information on how the framework was developed, plus details on its aims to offer advice, help for commissioners and "real value to patients".
Service design and usability standards
GOV.UK Service Manual: this shows Government Digital Service standards, based on research, to help to make your PHR patient-centred and accessible.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: these international standards will help you make your PHR more accessible and usable for everyone.
Digital inclusion guide for health and social care: this NHS guide will help you to understand digital inclusion and how your PHR programme can support people at risk of exclusion.
Common User Interface tools and guidelines increase consistency in the appearance and functionality of EHRs. This improves usability and safety. Our material now only sits on the National Archives as it is no longer updated, but it's still accurate.
Last edited: 7 September 2020 10:27 am