Standards Sponsorship Board

Standards Sponsorship Board and links with NHS England and NHS Improvement, NHS Digital, Care Quality Commission, and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges

Standards and interoperability are an essential enabler to digital transformation. This has been recognised by the Sponsorship Board, which aims to ensure there is a clear programme and process for making standards a foundational part of the digital transformation in England.

NHSX and PRSB established a quarterly board which includes the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the Care Quality Commission, NHSX, NHS Digital and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

There is mutual commitment to co-production of standards and to standards adoption. This group led by NHSX will agree a 12-month work programme with PRSB. The sponsorship board supports our Standards Partnership Scheme and ambition to diversify our portfolio of work so that PRSB is financially sustainable in the long term. The board has agreed cases for funding of urgent, palliative and end of life care standards development and funding for standards for anaesthetic charts.