On the 18th of December the NHS Information Centre for health and social care released its first publication of Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) indicators that form part of the CCG Outcomes Indicator Set. The indicators aim to provide clear, comparative information for CCGs and Health and Wellbeing boards about the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs and, as far as possible, the associated health outcomes. They therefore help CCGs and Health and Wellbeing boards to understand where they may need to focus their efforts to improve services and outcomes.
This release reports a number of local level indicators mainly based upon the NHS Outcomes Framework. It draws on a variety of data sources to provide users with the ability to compare at CCG level, including:
- Mortality (Primary Care Mortality Database)
- Hospital Episodes Statistics
- GP Patient Survey
- GP registered population, extracted directly from GP systems
This initial publication consists of a list of 15 indicators compiled in collaboration with NICE, supported by the NHS Commissioning Board and the Department of Health and assured through the Indicator Assurance Service. This release encompasses indicators in the following areas:
- Potential Years of Life Lost (PYLL)
- Emergency hospital admissions
- Emergency re-admissions to hospital
- Patient Reported Outcomes Measures (PROMS)
- Patient Experience
It is anticipated that further CCG indicators will be released at the end of March 2013
Further information around the release, as well as a copy of the release can be found on the NHS Information Centre CCG Indicators page.