Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care
Information Standards Board for Health and Social CareEstablished in 2001, the ISB is responsible for providing an independent mechanism for approving information standards in the NHS. The ISB defines technical criteria, content, methods, processes and practices for mandatory implementation across health and social care in England; it is responsible to the Department of Health’s Director of Informatics for the governance and approval of information standards for health and social care in England. It has representation from Intellect (the supplier trade organisation), regulators, both professional and organisational (e.g., Monitor), the General Medical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, NHS organisations and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.
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