Health and social care outcomes frameworks

The outcomes frameworks for the NHS, public health and adult social care.

The outcomes frameworks set out the indicators for measuring outcomes within the health and social care system.

NHS Outcomes Framework

The NHS Outcomes Framework sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes.

  1. NHS Outcomes Framework 2016 to 2017

    • Policy paper
  2. NHS Outcomes Framework 2015 to 2016

    • Policy paper
  3. NHS Outcomes Framework 2014 to 2015

    • Policy paper

Public health outcomes framework

The public health outcomes framework 2013 to 2016 concentrates on:

  • increased healthy life expectancy
  • reduced differences in life expectancy and healthy life expectancy between communities
  1. Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013 to 2016

    • Policy paper

Adult social care outcomes framework

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people.

Health education outcomes framework

The health education outcomes framework 2013 to 2014 sets the outcomes that the Secretary of State expects to be achieved from the reformed education and training system. The framework will be used to measure improvements in:

  • education, training and workforce development
  • impact on the quality and safety of services for patients
Published 22 November 2013
Last updated 18 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Replaced 'Adult social care outcomes framework (ASCOF) 2015 to 2016' with 'Adult social care outcomes framework: handbook of definitions'.
  2. First published.