2. Structure and approach

by Department of Health on 04 August 2010 | 3 comments

What structure and approach could be used to develop the Framework?

The proposed NHS Outcomes Framework is structured around five high level outcome domains. These are intended to cover everything the NHS is there to do. These five domains are:


1. Preventing people from dying prematurely
2. Enhancing the quality of life for people with long-term conditions
3. Helping people to recover from episodes of ill health or injury

Patient Experience

4. Ensuring people have a positive experience of care


5. Treating and cating for people in a safe environment and protecting them from avoidable harm

Further information can be found in the consultation document on page 14, paragraph 2.25.

Please add your comments below.


  1. I would like to see a more pro-active approach to health and an emphasis on healthy living/an increase in the quality of health in general as an outcome.

  2. The domain effectiveness does not seem to encompass morbidity after procedures – mortality yes, but not morbidity, which is at least as important on a population basis.

  3. pro active healthy living is good approach

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