Refreshing the NHS outcomes framework 2015-2016: technical appendix

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Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 August 2014
Health Services
Social welfare
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The NHS Outcomes Framework is a set of 64 indicators which measure performance in the health and care system at a national-level. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of health indicators. Rather, it has been designed to be a set of outcomes that together form an overarching picture of the current state of health and care services in England. This technical appendix contains details of proposed amendments to indicators following the review on the Framework. The incorporation of these proposals is contingent upon feedback received by stakeholders as part of the stakeholder engagement.

This Technical Appendix also sets out where proposed indicators are to be shared or complementary with the Public Health or Adult Social Care Outcomes Frameworks:

  • Shared indicators – those where there is a shared responsibility between the named services and the indicator is identical in each framework;
  • Complementary indicators – those where there are different indicators in the frameworks that measure the same issue from complementary perspectives.

In both cases, joint contributions will be required to deliver improved outcomes.