Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) and the need to release capacity across the NHS to support the response, the publication of the NHS Outcomes Framework will be paused for November 2020. The publication will next be released in February 2021, and will include updates to all indicators where new data has been made available since the August 2020 release.
The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) indicators provide national level accountability for the outcomes the NHS delivers; they drive transparency, quality improvement and outcome measurement through the NHS.
The framework sets out the national outcome goals that the Secretary of State uses to monitor the progress of NHS England. It does not set out how these outcomes should be delivered, it is for NHS England to determine how best to deliver improvements by working with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to make use of the tools at their disposal.