The Department of Health in the UK has launched the updated National Health Service (NHS) Outcomes Framework 2012/13 which is set to deliver a true verdict on how the NHS is performing.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley published 60 "indicators" to judge how well the health service is doing in key areas such as cancer survival.

The NHS will be measured against whether a patient’s treatment was successful, if they were looked after well by NHS staff and whether they recovered quickly after treatment.

Across all five domains of the framework, there have been changes to the individual indicators.

Key domains included are preventing people from dying prematurely, enhancing quality of life with long-term conditions and helping to recover from episodes of ill health or following injury.

Other domains are ensuring that people have a positive experience of care, treating and caring for people in a safe environment, and protecting them from avoidable harm.

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The plan is also designed to improve services for women and families, ensuring better maternity facilities and increasing the number of people who can access an NHS dentist.

The NHS Outcomes Framework recognises the respective roles of public health and adult social care in determining outcomes.

The framework is also intended to help the NHS commissioning board to play its part in promoting equality in line with the Equality Act 2010 and, subject to parliamentary approval.