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

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

Another key PRSB partner is the Healthy London Partnership, which also provides funding for PRSB work. The Healthy London Partnership has been established to improve health services and deliver changes to health in the capital.

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.

Annual report 2017


In the past 12 months the Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has grown and matured dramatically as an organisation. Read our latest Annual Report to find out more about our achievements this year.