Public Health Outcomes Framework

10 August 2015
Source: Public Health England

The Public Health Outcomes Framework 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 concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life.

The data published in the tool are the baselines for the Public Health Outcomes Framework, with more recent and historical trend data where these are available. The baseline period is 2010 or equivalent, unless these data are unavailable or not deemed to be of sufficient quality.

A list of indicators updated, for the most recent and previous releases can be found in the Public Health Outcomes Framework Collection within

Data are published as part of a quarterly update cycle in August, November, February and May. Exact dates will be announced on the statistical release calendar and this website. The next update will be on Tuesday 4th August 2015. Public Health Outcomes Framework baseline data will be revised and corrected in accordance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

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What’s new in the tool in August 2015?

  • New indicators of smoking prevalence in 15 year olds at local authority level (indicators 2.09i – 2.09iii) from the What About YOUth (WAY) survey. The indicators of smoking prevalence from the Smoking, Drinking and Drug use (SDD) survey (previously numbered 2.09ii and 2.09iii) have been re-numbered 2.09iv and 2.09v
  • Updates to over 20 indicators including data not previously in the public domain on physical activity and preventable sight loss
  • New functionality that remembers your previous choice of area and selects it again automatically on your return to the tool
  • An error has been identified with the data for indicators 2.11i (% of the population meeting the recommended ‘5-a-day’), 2.11ii (average number of portions of fruit eaten on the previous day) and 2.11iii (average number of portions of vegetables eaten on the previous day). The data for these indicators have been removed. It will be corrected and re-published in the November PHOF update
  • The Index of Multiple Deprivation score (2010) has been added as supporting information. This is not an indicator within the PHOF, but is included to provide some context

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