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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - February 2015 Release

National statistics, Open data, Experimental statistics, Official statistics

National Statistics


The NHS Outcomes Framework indicators form part of the NHS Outcomes Framework. These indicators have been designed to provide national-level accountability for the outcomes the NHS delivers and drive transparency, quality improvement and outcome measurement throughout the NHS. They do not set out how these outcomes should be delivered; it is for NHS England to determine how best to deliver improvements.

Key Facts

Mid-2013 ONS Population Estimates

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has made us aware of an error affecting the calculation of their mid-2013 population estimates. The estimates of the foreign armed forces special population, which are included within the mid-year population estimates, are incorrect for certain local authorities, counties and regions. The national level population estimates are unaffected. As the error relates to a special population, it only affects the 18-59 age range and affects males more than females. Forest Heath is the local authority with the most significant impact with the published population estimate being 3.3% higher than the correct value. The impact on other local authorities is much smaller.

Overall, the population estimates for 45 local authorities, 10 counties/metropolitan counties and seven regions are affected by the error.

For further information please see the ONS Quality and Methodology information link in the 'Related links' section.

ONS will release revised mid-2013 population estimates in June 2015, after which we will update all affected indicators. A full list of affected indicators is contained within the Commentary.

The February 2018 release provides new data for the following indicators:

  • 1b Life expectancy at age 75
  • 1.4.i One-year survival from all cancers
  • 1.4.ii Five-year survival from all cancers
  • 2.2 Employment of people with long-term conditions
  • 2.3.i Unplanned hospitalisation for chronic ambulatory care sensitive conditions
  • 2.3.ii Unplanned hospitalisation for asthma, diabetes and epilepsy in under 19s
  • 2.5.i Employment of people with mental illness
  • 3a Emergency admissions for acute conditions that should not usually require hospital admission
  • 3.2 Emergency admissions for children with lower respiratory tract infections
  • 3.6.i Proportion of older people (65 and over) who were still at home 91 days after discharge from hospital into reablement/rehabilitation services
  • 3.6.ii Proportion offered rehabilitation following discharge from acute or community hospital
  • 3.7.ii Tooth extractions due to decay for children admitted as inpatients to hospital, aged 10 years and under
  • 4.5 Patient experience of maternity services

The following indicators have been updated with new deprivation decile level data only:

  • 1.1 Under 75 mortality from cardiovascular disease
  • 1.2 Under 75 mortality from respiratory disease
  • 1.3 Under 75 mortality from liver disease
  • 1.4 Under 75 mortality from cancer

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.

Last edited: 27 March 2019 11:04 am