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NHS Outcomes Framework report

The NHS Outcomes Framework was developed in December 2010 and sets out the national outcome goals used to hold the NHS in England to account for improvements in health outcomes.  The report analyses and interprets these outcome indicators and highlights key areas where CCGs (and for a small number of indicators, Local Authorities and Trusts) are excelling, as well as those where improvements may be required.

There are five domains in the framework, derived from the three part definition of high quality care which comprises effectiveness, patient experience and safety. Each domain contains a number of indicators which focus on improving health and reducing health inequalities:

Domain 1: Preventing people from dying prematurely;

Domain 2: Enhancing quality of life for people with long-term conditions;

Domain 3: Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury;

Domain 4: Ensuring that people have a positive experience of care; and

Domain 5: Treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm.

A Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS) has been established to support the NHS Outcomes Framework, and comprises indicators that can be measured at CCG level, as well as additional indicators developed by NICE and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).   The report produced by NEQOS presents and summaries all key indicators within each domain as currently produced by HSCIC.


Directly standardised admission rate for alcohol related liver disease by CCG (Jul 2013-Jun 2014 – provisional data)

This report covers organisations in the North East and Cumbria and contains the latest information available for indicators from both the NHS Outcomes Framework and CCG OIS and where relevant from the other national frameworks (Adult Social Care, Public Health and Education).

In general the report provides comparative indicator values for the majority of domains at Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level. This is in contrast to the previous reports) in which the data was presented principally at Local Authority level, although there are a small number of indicators where the information is still available in the current report by Local Authority or hospital Trust level.

The objective of the report is to inform Trusts and Commissioners by identifying and reflecting on their positions and trends relative to the national picture in respect of the different domain indicators.

As a result, it is hoped that organisations will work collaboratively  to improve the quality and outcome of care and the health and wellbeing of their patients and populations, and thereby improve their indicator positions relative to the national picture.


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