Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th October 2014.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans the Government has to align the NHS Outcomes Framework with the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The NHS, Public Health and Adult Social Care Outcomes Frameworks work together with the same overarching aim of improving outcomes that matter to people, and increasing the alignment between the frameworks is an important part of this.

The Government has been reviewing the NHS Outcomes Framework this year. A part of this work has involved assessing how the framework can be further aligned with the Public Health Outcomes Framework. The refreshed NHS Outcomes Framework will reflect this work, and is due to be published alongside the Mandate in the autumn.

Currently, eight out of the 64 indicators in the NHS Outcomes Framework are shared or complementary with the Public Health Outcomes Framework, with proposals for a further three such indicators going to stakeholders in the summer as part of this review.

In 2016, the Public Health Outcomes Framework is due to be refreshed for the first time, which will be a further opportunity to increase alignment between the Frameworks.

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