This page contains links to useful value metric data sources to inform Best Possible Value decisions:


   Indicator Portal

Comparative benchmark data, population health, trends over time, health risk factors, and health inequality. Useful for benchmarking, developing a fact base, risk stratification and service planning.

Value Metric: Population Health

   Hospital Episode Statistics

HES is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions, outpatient appointments and A&E attendances at NHS hospitals useful for risk stratification.

Value Metric: Cost Activity

   Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

GP surgeries metrics on Clinical, Public Health, Public Health, Patient Experience, Quality and Productivity useful for service reviews and benchmarking against peer groups.

   QualityWatch Indicators

Independent scrutiny and data on access, experience, safety, equity and effectiveness of services across mental, social, primary and secondary care. Useful for benchmarking, modelling impact on experience, safety or clinical outcomes for proposed changes.

   Patient Reported Outcome Measures Tool (PROMT)

Data collected for 4 procedures: hip and knee replacements, groin hernia and varicose veins. The tool enablescommissioners to examine the relationship between a range of local factors. Useful for risk stratification and benchmarking against peer groups for an indicative sense of to look deeper.