The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) is a set of indicators developed by the Department of Health 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.
The November 2016 release includes new national data points for 12 existing indicators:
- 1.1 Under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular disease
- 1.2 Under 75 mortality rate from respiratory disease
- 1.3 Under 75 mortality rate from liver disease
- 1.4 Under 75 mortality rate from cancer
- 1.5.i Excess under 75 mortality rate in adults with serious mental illness
- 2.2 Employment of people with long-term conditions
- 2.5.i Employment of people with mental illness
- 3.5.i Hip fracture: Proportion of patients recovering to their previous levels of mobility at 30 days
- 3.5.ii Hip fracture: Proportion of patients recovering to their previous levels of mobility at 120 days
- 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
- 5.6 Patient safety incidents reported
Indicators 1a.i and 1a.ii, Potential years of life lost (PYLL) from causes considered amenable to healthcare, were expected to be published in this release but they have not been included. The methodology is currently under review and we will update the indicators once this is completed. The timescale for this is not yet known but we will update the publication schedule on the indicator portal once we have an indication of when the update will be made.
For indicator 1b Life expectancy at 75, the slope index of inequality (SII), relative index of inequality (RII) and population estimates have been added where possible.
NHS Digital and the Department of Health are currently reviewing the inclusion of lower tier local authority breakdowns for indicators 1.1 to 1.4, and for the present time they have been removed from the data files. It is not known if and when they will be reinstated. Please see the data files for more details.
For indicators 3.5.i and 3.5.ii, historic deprivation data have been removed from the data files since data from 2015 onwards uses 2015 Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) scores and these are not comparable to the 2013 and 2014 data which used 2010 IMD scores. We are looking into whether the historic figures can be replaced with data calculated using 2015 IMD scores in order to create a consistent time series.
The latest Excel and CSV data files, indicator specifications and data quality statements for the updated indicators are available from the zip files in the resources section below. Please note that these data files will not be updated when new data for these indicators 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 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.