Outcomes Frameworks

Public Health Outcomes Framework

The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHoF) “Healthy lives, healthy people: Improving outcomes and supporting transparency” sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected.

The framework currently consists of ten overarching outcome measures and a range of further indicators grouped into four key areas: wider determinants of health, health improvement, health protection and healthcare and premature mortality. These outcome indicators are intended to measure not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life.

Solihull’s current performance can be accessed here.

Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework

Covering 24 outcome measures, the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) is the Department of Health’s main tool for setting direction and strengthening transparency in adult social care. It aims to:

  • Nationally, give an indication of the strengths and weaknesses of social care in delivering better outcomes for people who use services.
  • Locally, support councils to improve the services they provide. The framework attempts to support meaningful comparisons between councils, based on the outcomes they deliver for local people and to help stimulate the sharing of learning and discussions on best practice.
  • Foster greater transparency in the delivery of adult social care, supporting local people to hold their council to account for the quality of the services they provide.

The ASCOF encompasses four domains. These are:

  • Enhancing quality of life for people with care and support needs.
  • Delaying and reducing the need for care and support.
  • Ensuring people have a positive experience of care and support.
  • Safeguarding people whose circumstances make them vulnerable and protecting from avoidable harm.

Solihull’s current performance can be accessed here.

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