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Local Health Systems in England to be Measured on New Performance Metrics

HSJ writes: New metrics are under development to measure local health systems against the ambitions of the NHS long-term plan. Documents published for clinical commissioning groups this week revealed a “new integrated oversight framework” is being developed for integrated care systems and sustainability and transformation partnerships. While NHS Improvement and NHS England will continue to look at trust level and CCG level data, the new framework “will…reflect a population based approach to improving health outcomes and reducing health inequalities”. The regulators said this would provide “greater focus on the performance of the local healthcare system as a whole”. It is not clear what the new metrics will be or when the framework will be released. NHS England has already said its long-term plan will include a renewed focus on clinical outcomes and better integration of care.

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