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NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators - November 2018 Release

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National Statistics


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.

Update 29 January 2020:

An error has been identified which affects multiple breakdowns for the 2017/18 data period in indicator 2.1. The following data has been removed from the current data set pages; the data has not been removed from this version of the publication.

  • Deprivation, ethnicity, long-term conditions, religion and sexual orientation breakdowns.
  • Four lower tier local authorities (LTLAs) contained duplicated data. The data for the affected LTLAs has been removed.

The most recent version of the publication is available here:

Update January 2019:

There is an ongoing review by NHS Digital of emergency readmissions indicators across the frameworks, many of which have not been published since 2014. Phase one of this review involves the publication of two indicators in early 2019: CCG Outcomes Indicator Set indicator 3.2 and NHS Outcomes Framework indicator 3b – Emergency readmissions within 30 days of discharge from hospital.

The release for these indicators will occur in March 2019.

A summary paper providing further details of the review is available in the resources section below.

Key Facts

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

2.1 Proportion of people feeling supported to manage their condition

2.2 Employment of people with long-term conditions

2.5.i Employment of people with mental illness

3.7.ii Tooth extractions due to decay for children admitted as inpatients to hospital, aged 10 years and under

4a.i Patient experience of GP services

4a.iii Patient experience of NHS dental services

4.4.i Access to GP services

4.4.ii Access to NHS dental services

5.6 Patient safety incidents

The latest Excel and CSV data files, indicator specifications and data quality statements for the above 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 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.

Last edited: 29 January 2020 3:05 pm