Last Chance to influence - How Standards Will Support Interoperability

NHS Transformation Directorate Standards & Interoperability programme Strategy Review & Consultation #NHSinteropstrategy

          Last chance to provide feedback on the Standards and Interoperability Strategy. Consultation closes at midnight on 31 May.


          The Faculty of Clinical Informatics has been commissioned by the NHS England Transformation Directorate to carry out an independent consultation on their Standards and Interoperability Strategy.  The draft strategy is available here

          This is an important strategy as standards and interoperability are key to enabling us to achieve the benefits of integrated care.  If you have already responded to the consultation, many thanks.  If you have not done so, there is still time to provide feedback by:



          This strategy should to be considered in conjunction with the Data Saves Lives: Reshaping health and social care with data and the forthcoming Data Architecture Strategy, as a fundamental building block to help achieve both.

          Data-driven technologies have so much potential for our health and care system, but we can only unlock this potential if we have the right technical infrastructure in place. Data is a shared asset, and as we break down the organisational silos that hold data, we must rebuild them on the foundations of a unified architecture, open standards and better interoperability, to enable the best use of this asset.

          The proposed strategy has been drafted in collaboration with stakeholders from across the health ecosystem. The NHS Transformation Directorate and its engagement partner, FCI are looking to gather feedback on the draft strategy from a wide range of voices who have an interest in digital health, including developers, clinicians, commissioners, patients and the public, to ensure it is robust, ambitious and attainable.

          If you are commenting on social media, we would be grateful if you could please use the hashtag #NHSinteropstrategy and we will monitor this hashtag.

          NHS Standards and Interoperability Strategy Focus Groups 

          We would like to welcome your thoughts and feedback on the draft strategy at one of our focus groups. You can book to attend the relevant focus group for you via Eventbrite links below. 

          This series of focus groups aims to:

          1. Raise awareness of the strategy and promote the consultation on it

          2. Answer questions/clarifications on the strategy

          3. Obtain feedback on the strategy.

          Thursday 26 May, 12.30pm - 1.30pm

          You can sign up to this focus group on Eventbrite

          Monday 30 May, 10am - 11am

          You can sign up to this focus group on Eventbrite