This technical annex provides information on the NHS Outcomes Framework and the preparatory work for setting these outcome objectives
‘Developing our NHS care objectives: a consultation on the draft mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board’ explains that the Secretary of State will hold the NHS Commissioning Board to account for delivering improvements in health outcomes.
This technical annex provides more information on the NHS Outcomes Framework and the preparatory work underway for setting these outcome objectives (‘levels of ambition’). The levels of ambition themselves will be included in the final mandate.
The purpose of this technical annex is to support the consultation on the draft mandate. It explains the proposed methodology for deriving levels of ambition and use examples to illustrate the planned approach. The technical annex is aimed at those who are interested in the measurement of health outcomes.