NHS Outcomes Framework

The NHS Outcomes Framework 2016-17 sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes, as part of the government’s Mandate to NHS England.

This version builds on the previous versions and contains measures to help the health and care system focus on measuring outcomes. It provides an update on the progress that has been made to develop existing indicators and describes how the NHS Outcomes Framework works in the wider health and care system.

Download NHS Outcomes Framework 2016-17 at a glance

Data for the indicators of the NHS Outcomes Framework, as well as technical specifications of the indicators, are published on the Health and Social Care Information Centre indicator website.

More information about the role of the NHS Outcomes Framework and the objectives government sets for NHS England can be found in the mandate to NHS England for 2016 to 2017.

The high level outcomes within the framework are:

  1. Preventing people from dying prematurely
  2. Enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions
  3. Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury
  4. Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care, and
  5. Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm.

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