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Indicator Portal

What is the Indicator Portal?

The HSCIC's Indicator Portal brings a range of health indicators together in one place. Providing quick and easy access to hundreds of indicators, it's a valuable information resource for all health and social care professionals, not just information specialists.    


What can I do in the Indicator Portal?

  • Compare the demographic profile of their local area with other regions and national averages
  • Understand what the population health challenges are in their area and how they may be changing over time
  • Explore the diverse range of factors that influence health inequalities
  • Build a picture of the current state of health inequalities in their area Inform annual health reviews and equity audits
  • Provide measurements for service planning, performance management and other success criteria

What is in the Indicator Portal?  

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) indicators form part of the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS) (formerly known as the 'Commissioning Outcomes Framework' or 'COF') that is an integral part of the NHS England's systematic approach to quality improvement.


Compendium of Population Health Indicators

A wide-ranging collection of over 1,000 indicators designed to provide a comprehensive overview of population health at a national, regional and local level. These indicators were previously available on the Clinical and Health Outcomes Knowledge Base website (also known as NCHOD).


Local Basket of Inequalities Indicators (LBOI)

This collection of 60 indicators helps organisations to measure health and other factors which influence health inequalities such as unemployment, poverty, crime and education. These indicators were previously available on the London Health Observatory website.


GP Practice data

This is a collection of practice-level data and is designed to improve healthcare and support patients in making better, informed choices about the practice they choose to register with.


Social Care

These are the first figures for the new Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF). They include data for 14 measures which are designed to enable users to compare the effectiveness of care delivered by councils responsible for adult social care services.


The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) indicators measure the success of social services in delivering better care and outcomes for people with support needs. ASCOF allows users to benchmark and compare services between areas, allowing councils to compare their results with others and share best practice. Data is provided at council (where submitted), regional and national level for each outcome. You can also use the interactive ASCOF website to find compare the most recent ASCOF statistics.


Quality Accounts

Quality Accounts are annual reports about the quality of services provided by an NHS healthcare service. Links to the data for the thirteen mandatory indicators, based on recommendations by the National Quality Board, are set out here, to enable providers' easy access to the latest data.


NHS Outcomes Framework

The NHS Outcomes Framework sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators used by the Secretary of State to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes.


Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI)

SHMI is the new hospital-level indicator which uses standard and transparent methodology for reporting mortality at hospital trust level across the NHS in England.


Start using the Indicator Portal

The Indicator Portal is free to access. You don't even need to register.

NHS staff can also view restricted data using an nww connection to the NHS network.

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