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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - December 2020 Supplementary Release

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National Statistics


UPDATE February 2021: Two issues affecting the contextual information for indicator 1.5.i have been identified. Neither of these issues affected the indicator values and both have been corrected in the excel and CSV files for this indicator:

Issue 1: The confidence intervals for the mental health mortality rate were originally calculated using Dobson’s method for counts where less than 389 deaths were observed. Although this is a valid method, the assured methodology for this indicator does not include this adjustment. The indicator specification has also been updated as this originally detailed use of Dobson's method.

Issue 2: There were some minor errors in the England level mental health population due to the inclusion of some duplicates.

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.

This is a supplementary release to allow for the release of NHS OF indicator 1.5.i Excess under 75 mortality rate in adults with serious mental illness. This indicator has been redeveloped with a new methodology and is released with new data for the first time since 2016.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the need to release capacity across the NHS to support the response, the quarterly 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.

Key Facts

The December 2020 supplementary release sees the following indicator released with new data and a new methodology: 

  • 1.5.i Excess under 75 mortality rate in adults with serious mental illness (SMI)

The Excel and CSV data files, indicator specification and data quality statement for this indicator are available from the zip files in the resources section below. Please note, these data files will not be updated when new data for this indicator are released.

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 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 website using the link in the resources section below.

Data Sets

Last edited: 18 August 2021 9:18 am