ISB plans for transition ...
The ISB will cease to exist from December 2013, though will provide support in transition until March 2014. As required by legislative changes that came into effect with the Health and Social Care Act 2012, the Informatics Services Commissioning Group (ISCG) will make the decisions on which information standards are to be published.
More information will be posted here as decisions are made.
The current arrangements
The Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care (ISB) is the board responsible for assuring and approving information standards for health and adult social care in England. Please see the links to the left of the page or the documents below for more information.
Please note that these documents reflect the position at March 2013.
- Overview of the ISB (PDF, 50 KB)
- Terms of reference (PDF, 78 KB).
- Information Management Policy v1.0 (PDF 218 KB).
- Complaints Procedure v1.2 (PDF, 89 KB).
- Conflict of Interest Policy v1.1 (PDF, 80 KB).
- Quality Manual v1.0 (PDF, 350 KB).
- Quality Audit Policy v1.1 (PDF, 73 KB)
The chairman of ISB is appointed by the Department of Health and represents one of the key communities involved in health informatics. The current chairman is Professor Martin Severs, OBE FRCP FFPHM.
As well as being a practising Consultant Geriatrician, Professor Severs is the Associate Dean in Clinical Practice at the University of Portsmouth. He has over 20 years of experience in health informatics, including involvement, as chairman, in the IHTSDO Management Board and participation in the 2013 Caldicott Review of Information Governance. He is currently a special advisor to the Information Assurance directorate of the Health and Social Care Information Centre.