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Technical guidance for the 2012/13 Operating Framework

Technical guidance published today lists all the indicators against which the NHS will be accountable nationally during 2012/13.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

It provides a detailed definition of each indicator, including how the indicator is measured, monitored, any planning requirements and how performance will be judged.

Indicators for 2012/13 include:

  • preventing people from dying prematurely of cancer
  • enhancing quality of life for people with long term conditions
  • helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury
  • ensuring that people have a positive experience of care
  • treating and caring for people in a safe environment and protect them from avoidable harm
  • percentage of people quitting smoking and receiving health checks.

The technical guidance for the 2012/13 Operating Framework supports the Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012/13.

Published 22 December 2011