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Indicators team

This is a collection of over a thousand indicators that we publish. The information is for clinical staff, commissioners, researchers, and others needing data and evidence to help with decision-making in health and care.

A wide variety of subjects are covered, ranging from quality through to population health and the outcome of treatments.

Clinical indicators are tools used to monitor the performance of health service and social care organisations. It is estimated there are over 100,000 indicators in use, at different levels within the health and social care system.

Indicators developed internally

Our Clinical indicators team develop, test, produce and then publish a range of indicators, separated into the following groups.

Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCGOIS)

The CCG Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS) is an important part of NHS England's systematic approach to quality improvement.

Compendium of Population Health Indicators

A wide-ranging collection of over 600 indicators designed to provide a comprehensive overview of population health at a national, regional and local level.

NHS Outcomes Framework 

Provides national level accountability for the outcomes the NHS delivers.


The NHS website is taking an active role in making data available to the public and those interested in improving the NHS. Relevant data sets are made available for further use and analysis once they have been published on the site. 

Seven-day Services

Are experimental statistics which provide information on how we can effectively measure both improvement and variation in care provision across the week.

Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) 

Reports on mortality at trust level across the NHS in England using a standard and transparent methodology. It is produced and published quarterly as a National Statistic by NHS Digital.

UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) 

A national advisory organisation for NHS clinical genetic testing services, aiming to promote equity of access to genetic testing for clinical purposes within the NHS. 

Learn more about the Clinical Indicators  This document contains the indicator code (I-code) and production code (P-code) for each indicator, where applicable. P-codes can be copied from this document and pasted into the website search bar in order to quickly navigate to data files of interest.

Last edited: 4 February 2019 10:35 am