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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - August 2021 release

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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - August 2021 release


Summary

The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) is a set of indicators developed by the Department of Health and Social Care to monitor the health outcomes of adults and children in England. The framework provides an overview of how the NHS is performing. This report provides information about the indicators updated in this release.


Key Facts

NHS OF Responses to Consultation and NHS Digital Recommendations

Between 12 February 2021 and 12 March 2021, NHS Digital consulted on a proposal to change the frequency of the NHS Outcomes Framework publication from quarterly to annual, and for the August 2021 release to be the final quarterly publication.

 

A summary of responses, as well as future recommendations, is available in the 'NHS OF Responses to Consultation and NHS Digital Recommendations' document available from the 'Publication Series' link below.

 

NHS OF will be published on an annual basis from February/March 2022 onwards. The August 2021 release will be the final quarterly publication.

 

NHS Digital has also released an 'NHS OF Data Source Links' document as a supplement to the consultation response document. This is also available from the 'Publication Series' link below. It provides a list of links to underlying source data, as well as links to alternative data sources where available, for all NHS OF indicators. This is intended to assist users access the most timely available data in between publication refreshes.

The August 2021 release provides new data for the following indicators:

  • 1.6.i Infant mortality
  • 1b Life expectancy at 75
  • 1c Neonatal mortality and stillbirths (formerly indicator 1.6.ii)
  • 2.2 Employment of people with long-term conditions
  • 2.5.i Employment of people with mental illness

The following indicators have been signposted to a publication which will cover a new data period:

  • 1.4.i One-year survival from all cancers
  • 1.4.ii Five-year survival from all cancers
  • 1.6.ii Five-year survival from all cancers in children (formerly indicator 1.6.iii)
  • 5.2.i Incidence of healthcare-associated infection - MRSA
  • 5.2.ii Incidence of healthcare-associated infection - C. difficile

The following indicators have not been updated with new data periods due to lack of availability of data for a new reporting period:

  • 4b Patient experience of hospital care
  • 4.2 Responsiveness to inpatients’ personal needs
  • 4.5 Women’s experience of maternity services
  • 5.6 Patient safety incidents reported (formerly indicators 5a, 5b and 5.4)

The Excel and CSV data files for the indicators updated in this publication are available from the zip files in the resources section below.

The latest Excel and CSV data files, indicator specifications and data quality statements for all indicators are available from the most recent NHS Outcomes Framework publication. A link is provided in the resources section below.

The government's open data policy is about making data easy to find, easy to use and free to access. The data.gov.uk website supports this policy by bringing datasets from government departments and public sector bodies together in one place. You can explore NHS Outcomes Framework indicator data on the data.gov.uk website using the link in the resources section below.


Data Sets



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