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Indicators

NHS Digital publishes over a thousand indicators covering quality through to population health and outcomes of treatments.

The Indicator Portal is a free tool that provides valuable information for health and care professionals.

Commentary documents accompanying selected clinical indicators can be viewed in our data catalogue.

Our Indicator Assurance Service ensures that national health and social care indicators are well defined, and based on good data with clear methodologies.

If you would like to receive updates when new or updated indicators have been added you can email enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk to be added to our mailing list.

Benefits

The Indicator Portal allows you to:

  • understand how population health challenges have changed over time
  • compare an area's demographic profile with other regions and national averages

  • understand current health inequalities and explore the range of factors that influence them
  • inform annual health reviews and audits

  • use indicators for service planning and performance management

Indicator Portal Collection

The Indicator Portal is made up of a number of indicators.

We also include an archive of indicators that were previously displayed on the Indicator Portal or produced by the Clinical Indicators team.

Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCGOIS)

These indicators include comparative information about the quality of health services commissioned by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), and associated health outcomes.

Compendium of Population Health Indicators

The Compendium is a collection of indicators, giving a comprehensive overview of population health at a national, regional and local level.

NHS Outcomes Framework

This framework sets the outcomes and indicators used by the Secretary of State to hold the NHS to account and to encourage health and care improvements.

Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF)

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people. The measures are grouped into four domains which are typically reviewed in terms of movement over time. Data is provided at council, regional and national level.

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Related health and social care indicators

Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF)

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the annual reward and incentive programme detailing GP practice achievement results.

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

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