Health secretary unveils 60 new performance indicators

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 09 December 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d8031
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. 1London

England’s health secretary, Andrew Lansley, has unveiled 60 NHS performance indicators that will be used to hold the NHS Commissioning Board to account.

The indicators are part of the NHS Outcomes Framework 2012-13 for England, which, alongside the forthcoming public health and adult social care outcomes frameworks, will encourage collaboration and the “provision of integrated services for patients.”

The Department of Health says that the outcomes framework will be part of the “broader mandate” used to hold the commissioning board to account. “The mandate will set out the objectives that the board should seek to achieve, including the outcomes they will be expected to improve.”

The 60 indicators fall into five domains: preventing people from …

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