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NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF)

National statistics, Open data, Experimental statistics, Official statistics
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Local Authorities, Regions, Strategic Health Authorities, Hospital Trusts, Government Office Regions, Primary Care Trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Trusts, Hospital and Community Health Services, Primary Care Organisations, Mental Health Trusts


NHS Digital are consulting on a change to the frequency of publication of the NHS OF from quarterly to annual. Give your opinion using the link available under 'Resources' at the bottom of the page.

The consultation will run from Friday 12 February 2021 to Friday 12 March 2021.

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 was 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.

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Responsible statistician:
Sally Jones

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