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About the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS)

Final publication - October 2022

The October 2022 publication is the final release in this series. This is due to the abolishment of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

When the Health and Care Bill was granted Royal Assent at the end of April 2022, the approval of the new Health and Care Act 2022 confirmed that Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) would come into place from 1 July 2022, replacing the existing Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), followed by the introduction of Integrated Care Services (ICSs) from 1 April 2023.

As Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been abolished from 1 July 2022 NHS Digital will issue a final publication of the CCG Outcome Indicator Set (CCGOIS) in the autumn of 2022 covering the period 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022. This publication will only update those indicators which can be updated at this time, based on data up to 31 March 2022.

The Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS) provides clear, comparative information for CCGs about the quality of health services and the associated health outcomes.

The indicators measure outcomes at CCG level to help inform priority setting and drive local improvement. The CCG OIS does not set thresholds or levels of ambition.

NHS Digital works in partnership with NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on the development of the indicator set. The NICE CCG OIS Advisory Committee considers the suitability of a range of indicators and makes recommendations to NHS England who decide on the final set of indicators to be used.

NHS Digital develops, tests and assures the method for each indicator in the CCG OIS. We calculate the indicators and publish the data alongside the specifications and indicator quality statements. The range of data sources being used for the indicators means that some can be updated on a quarterly basis whilst others can only be updated annually or biannually.

Update July 2021:

This publication series has moved from a quarterly frequency to an annual frequency in October 2020 following an 8 week consultation. The consultation outcomes document is available in the resources section below. 

Update March 2020:

There is an ongoing review by NHS Digital of emergency readmissions indicators across the frameworks, many of which, until last year, had not been published since 2014.  Phase one of this review was completed in early 2019 and involved the publication of two indicators : CCG Outcomes Indicator Set indicator 3.2 and NHS Outcomes Framework indicator 3b – Emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge from hospital.

In phase 2 we have consulted on the indicator specification and made some tactical changes that will be released in March 2020 with the whole dataset being refreshed.  Phase 2 will then continue through 2020 to identify and develop the indicators further before publication in 2021.

A summary paper providing further details of the review is available in the resources section below.


Framework Domains

Indicators in the CCG OIS contribute to the five domains of the NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF), which set out the high-level national outcomes that the NHS should be aiming to improve. They focus on improving health and reducing health inequalities:

Domain 1 - Preventing people from dying prematurely

This domain captures how successful the NHS is in reducing the number of avoidable deaths.

Domain 2 - Enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions

This domain captures how successful the NHS is in supporting people with long-term conditions to live as normal a life as possible.

Domain 3 -Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury

This domain captures how people recover from ill health or injury and wherever possible how it can be prevented.

Domain 4 - Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care

This domain looks at the importance of providing a positive experience of care for patients, service users and carers.

Domain 5 - Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

This domain explores patients safety and its importance in terms of quality of care to deliver better health outcomes.

Our commitment to continuous improvement

Like all indicators managed by NHS Digital, the CCG OIS indicators will be subject to continuous review, using our Indicator and Methodology Assurance Service.

We welcome further comments and suggestions for improvement on the CCG OIS indicators, please send to [email protected]