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Transparency in outcomes - a framework for the NHS

  • Launch date:
    19 July 2010
  • Closing date:
    11 October 2010
  • Creator/s:
    Department of Health
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  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
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This consultation is now closed

The Government’s White Paper, Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS, set out how the Secretary of State for Health will hold the NHS Commissioning Board to account for delivering better health outcomes through a national NHS Outcomes Framework.  We are now launching a full consultation and engagement process on how we should develop the NHS Outcomes Framework.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek the help of those working in the NHS, patients and the public in developing this NHS Outcomes Framework

The consultation document explains and asks for views on:

  • the principles that should underpin the NHS Outcomes Framework;
  • a proposed structure and approach that could be used to develop the framework;
  • the potential outcome indicators  (existing and future) that could be presented in the framework, including the proposed rationales for selection;
  • how the proposed NHS Outcomes Framework can support equality across all groups and can help reduce health inequalities; and
  • how the framework can support the necessary partnership working between public health and social care services needed to deliver the best possible outcomes for patients.

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Liberating the NHS

The NHS White Paper, Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out the Government's long-term vision for the future of the NHS. The vision builds on the core values and principles of the NHS - a comprehensive service, available to all, free at the point of use, based on need, not ability to pay.

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