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Data collections

We manage a number of data collections covering many aspects of health and social care and collected from a wide variety of NHS trusts, local authorities, and independent-sector organisations.

Data collections

Our data collections cover many aspects of health and social care and include information from NHS trusts, local authorities and independent-sector organisations.


'Lifestyles' publications cover a range of topics including smoking, alcohol, drug use, obesity and contraception.

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a voluntary reward and incentive programme. It rewards GP practices in England, for the quality of care they provide to their patients and helps standardise improvements in the delivery of primary care. The results are published every year.


1.3 million people make up the NHS workforce, all contributing towards the effectiveness of the NHS.

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