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Our partners - PRSB

Our partners

Our key partners provide funding and work collaboratively with the PRSB to develop high quality, consistent professional and technical document standards.

NHS Digital

NHS Digital employs 2,500 staff, mostly IT specialists, programme and project managers, statisticians, analysts and information security experts. It works closely with the Department of Health and other health and social care organisations and is responsible for:

  • Collecting, analysing and presenting national health and social care data
  • Publishing a register of all the information collected and produced
  • Setting up and managing national IT systems that handle and produce this information
  • Setting standards and guidelines in the field of data collection and reporting
  • Publishing a set of rules on how the personal confidential information of patients should be looked after
  • Creating indicators that can be used to measure the quality of health and care services
  • Helping health and care organisations improve the quality of the data they collect

Healthy London Partnership

The Healthy London Partnership has been established to improve health services and deliver changes to health in the capital and provides funding for PRSB's work.

Early in 2015, NHS England and London's 32 Clinical Commissioning Groups launched a plan to make London the world's healthiest global city. This followed on from the work of the London Health Commission, which was an independent review of health established by the Mayor of London and led by Professor the Lord Darzi. The Commission's report - Better Health for London - contained 10 aspirations for London and 64 recommendations on how to make London the world's healthiest city.

The NHS cannot implement all of Lord Darzi's recommendations alone and is working with partner organisations to ensure improvements are made through the London Health Board. The Board is made up of Public Health England, NHS England, the 32 Clinical commissioning groups, London Councils and the Mayor of London.


INTEROPen is a collaboration of individuals, industries, standards organisations and health and care providers, who have agreed to work together to accelerate the development of open standards for interoperability in the health and social care sector. INTEROPen will act as an umbrella group, made up of key interoperability networks, all of whom will collaborate on the design and application of technical interoperability standards. Other networks under the umbrella include NHS England, NHS Digital, CCIO Network, TechUK and OpenEHR, amongst others. Every member has a different area of expertise and all will contribute to the overall goal of ensuring interoperability across all systems in health and social care.

The PRSB are working closely in partnership with INTEROpen, to engage our existing audiences and raise awareness about the importance of standards and interoperability in health and social care. For more information visit or follow on Twitter @INTEROPenAPI.

Digital Health

The PRSB has formed a partnership with Digital Health, to support NHS and social care leaders in the digital transformation of health and care. The collaboration sees PRSB working closely with Digital Health, host of Digital health Networks, to help promote the development and adoption of standards amongst health and social care leaders.

Digital Health Networks form the UK’s largest health IT leadership network, focused on collaboration and best practice exchange.  The member-directed networks, which focus on supporting local NHS digital leaders to collaborate, are delivered though an online community platform, best practice webinars, regional events and an annual Summer School and Leadership Summit. Members of Digital Health Networks, which is made up of over 2,000 chief clinical information officers (CCIOs), chief information officers (CIOs) and chief nursing information officers (CNIOs), will be able to contribute to developing the PRSB’s standards for information held in care records, ensuring they are fit for purpose, and promote their adoption across the health and care system.

Joining forces to drive better information sharing

“The role of standards is fundamental to improving quality improvement and patient safety across health and care services, now more than ever.

This new partnership with PRSB will provide our highly active network members with more guidance, support and dialogue across our events, networks and publishing channels, to drive better information sharing in health and care services.”
Jon Hoeksma, chief executive of Digital Health