Consultation response: Transparency in outcomes: a framework for the NHS

The outcomes framework will be a central component of the mandate through which the Secretary of State will hold the NHS Commissioning Board to account. It is crucially important that the assessment framework for the NHS Commissioning Board drives improvements in health and health care outcomes and patient experience, reduces inequalities, and does not create unintended consequences or distort clinical priorities.

This is one of a series of responses by The King's Fund to the government's proposed reforms covering commissioning, regulation and local democratic legitimacy.

Watch Veena Raleigh introduce the key points from this response on transparency in outcomes