Policy paper

NHS Outcomes Framework 2015 to 2016

Sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators that will be used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes

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



This year the Department of Health has made a limited number of changes to the NHS Outcomes Framework. These changes are set out in the NHS Outcomes Framework 2015 to 2016 and a summary of stakeholder feedback gathered as part of a consultation.

These changes were informed by a review and a period of stakeholder consultation to see how the NHS Outcomes Framework could be improved. The aims of this review and consultation were to:

  • update the existing set of indicators
  • give an indication of the future direction of travel for indicator development
  • increase alignment with the Public Health Outcomes Framework and the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework, where appropriate

Data for the indicators of the NHS Outcomes Framework, as well as further technical detail, is contained on the Health and Social Care Information Centre indicator website. This website will be updated when the NHS Outcomes Framework 2015 to 2016 takes effect in April 2015.

More information can be found in the NHS Mandate

Published 11 December 2014
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added Indicators for health inequalities assessment and updated versions of the equalities analysis and 'at a glance’ documents

  2. First published.