About the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCGOIS)
The Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS) (formerly known as the ‘Commissioning Outcomes Framework' or ‘COF') is an integral part of the NHS Commissioning Board's systematic approach to quality improvement. Its primary aim is to support and enable clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and health and wellbeing partners to plan for health improvement by providing information for measuring and benchmarking outcomes of services commissioned by CCGs. It is also intended to provide clear, comparative information for patients and the public about the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs and the associated health outcomes
The consultation document ‘Liberating the NHS: Commissioning for Patients' proposed that the NHS Commissioning Board, supported by NICE, would develop a ‘Commissioning Outcomes Framework' to hold CCGs to account for, and provide information for the public on the quality of services they commission and the health outcomes achieved through commissioning. Following engagement with stakeholders, the NHS Commissioning Board has changed the title to avoid confusion with the NHS Outcomes Framework and make it clear that the indicators relate to outcomes of commissioned services, not commissioning itself.
Some of the information on this website contains preparatory work undertaken by NICE since April 2011 and therefore the term ‘Commissioning Outcomes Framework' may still appear.
NICE assured CCG outcomes indicators are available for the following categories:
|Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic|
|Maternity and reproductive|
|Cancer and tumours|
CCG Outcomes Indicators have been derived directly from the NHS Outcomes Framework; based on NICE Quality Standards; or from existing data collections.
Where possible, direct measurement of health outcomes by indicators has been explored. However, where necessary, proxies for outcomes have been used that measure health care processes that are linked to health outcomes and that can be substantially influenced by clinical commissioning groups as part of their commissioning activities.
Where NICE CCG Outcomes Indicators have been produced using existing quality standards, the process uses rigorous methods to ensure the development of valid and clearly worded indicators. In order to develop CCG Outcomes Indicators from the existing quality standard statements and measures, further development and testing work with the Health and Social Care Information Centre has been undertaken to produce the indicators and accompanying technical specifications.
For more information on NICE quality standards please see NICE quality standards.
Our process guide sets out in detail the processes involved in managing the development of indicators and ensuring that they are developed in an open, transparent and timely way, with input from individuals and stakeholder organisations.
Potential CCG Outcomes indicators have been considered by the NICE CCGOIS advisory committee. A set of criteria have been developed to assesses and prioritise all the potential indicators. These criteria can be found in the CCGOIS process guide. For details of committee members and recommendations please see the NICE CCGOIS advisory committee webpage.
A public consultation on draft COF indicators closed on 29 February 2012. Information on the indicators consulted on during this period can be found: COF Indicator consultation 2012.
Details of future consultations will be posted on this webpage.
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This page was last updated: 10 January 2013