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Indicator Portal

What is the Indicator Portal?

The HSCIC's Indicator Portal brings a range of health indicators together in one place. Providing quick and easy access to hundreds of indicators, it's a valuable information resource for all health and social care professionals, not just information specialists.    


What can I do in the Indicator Portal?

  • Compare the demographic profile of my local area with other regions and national averages
  • Understand what the population health challenges are in my area and how they may be changing over time
  • Explore the diverse range of factors that influence health inequalities
  • Build a picture of the current state of health inequalities in my area
  • Inform annual health reviews and equity audits
  • Provide measurements for service planning, performance management and other success criteria

What is in the Indicator Portal?  

Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCGOIS)

The Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS) indicators aim to provide clear, comparative information for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) in England about the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs and, as far as possible, the associated health outcomes. They therefore help CCGs and HWBs to understand where they may need to focus their efforts to improve services and outcomes


Compendium of Population Health Indicators

A wide-ranging collection of over 1,000 indicators designed to provide a comprehensive overview of population health at a national, regional and local level. These indicators were previously available on the Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base website (also known as NCHOD).

The Compendium includes a collection of 60 indicators called the Local Basket of Inequalities Indicators (LBOI) that helps organisations to measure health and other factors which influence health inequalities such as unemployment, poverty, crime and education. These indicators were previously available on the London Health Observatory website


Patient Online Management Information (POMI)

Patient Online is an NHS England programme designed to support GP Practices to offer and promote online services to patients, including access to coded information in records, appointment booking and ordering of repeat prescriptions. Initially this was a quarterly collection (PHF10) and from April 2015 became a monthly collection (POMI) in collaboration with GPSoC.


Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF)

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) indicators measure the success of social services in delivering better care and outcomes for people with support needs. ASCOF allows users to benchmark and compare services between areas, allowing councils to compare their results with others and share best practice. Data is provided at council (where submitted), regional and national level for each outcome. You can also use the interactive ASCOF website to find and compare the most recent ASCOF statistics.


Quality Accounts

Quality Accounts are annual reports about the quality of services provided by an NHS healthcare service. Links to the data for the fifteen mandatory indicators, based on recommendations by the National Quality Board, are set out on the link above to enable providers' easy access to the latest data.


NHS Outcomes Framework

The NHS Outcomes Framework sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators used by the Secretary of State to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes.


Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI)

SHMI is an indicator which reports on mortality at trust level across the NHS in England using a standard and transparent methodology. It is produced and published quarterly as an official statistic by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) with the first publication in October 2011.  The SHMI is the ratio between the actual number of patients who die following hospitalisation at the trust and the number that would be expected to die on the basis of average England figures, given the characteristics of the patients treated there.  Trusts are categorised as having either a 'higher than expected', 'as expected' or 'lower than expected' number of deaths.


Archived Indicators

This archive contains indicators which have been previously been displayed on the Indicator Portal or produced by the Clinical Indicators team. There are no future planned updates for these indicators for IQI, Comparators or GP Practice Data.


Start using the Indicator Portal

The Indicator Portal is free to access. You don't even need to register.

  • Start using the HSCIC Indicator Portal for the range of health and social care indicators available.

How to receive updates.

  • To be added to our mailing list to receive updates when new or updated indicators have been added to the portal please click here enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk to make the request.
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