Policy paper

Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013 to 2016

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

Outlines desired outcomes for public health and how they will be measured.


The Public Health Outcomes Framework concentrates on:

  • increased healthy life expectancy
  • reduced differences in life expectancy
  • healthy life expectancy between communities

These documents are published under section 73B(1) of the NHS Act 2006 (inserted by section 31 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012) as ones that local authorities must have regard to in the exercise of their public health functions.

Annual update of PHOF technical documents

These are the latest versions of the 3 main PHOF documents, part 1A, part 1B and part 2. The updated technical specifications (Part 2) include all the technical changes that have been made to indicators throughout 2013.

Read the Public Health Outcomes Framework impact assessment.