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NHS Outcomes Framework 2012/13 renews focus on improving patient results

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The updated  NHS Outcomes Framework 2012/13 renews the focus on improving patient results.

The updated  NHS Outcomes Framework 2012/13 renews the focus on improving patient results. The NHS will be measured against a number of areas including whether a patient’s treatment was successful, whether they were looked after well by NHS staff and whether they recovered quickly after treatment

The updated  NHS Outcomes Framework describes the changes made since the December 2010 edition.   The first framework  sets out the outcomes that the NHS Commissioning Board will be held to account for delivering, with corresponding indicators. The updated version recaps the purpose of the NHS Outcomes Framework and how it will work in the wider system; and highlights the main indicator changes. It also contains a technical appendix which provides detailed information about each of the indicators in the framework.