MANCHESTER SPECIFIC INFORMATION
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March 2017: This chapter has been updated to reflect the change of name from Health and Social Care Information Centre to NHS Digital and to update the definition in Section 2, Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework.
This chapter outlines national key performance indicators and outcome information which is reported annually to the Department of Health in Central Government. This forms part of the much larger local performance management framework which is in place in Manchester to oversee Adult Social Care Performance. Further information on this is included below.
ASCOF was first published in March 2011, and is reviewed annually to update the measures to reflect outcomes for adults and carers.
An outcome is defined as the end result for an adult who has used local authority funded social care and support service. This could be, for example, receiving financial support, being admitted to a care home or being provided with information and advice.
ASCOF enables the local authority to see how they are performing in implementing local changes required as a result of the Care Act 2014. This includes supporting people to maintain their independence and their connections to the community, and ensuring they have control over the care they receive.
The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) is used both locally and nationally to
The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework 2015-16: Handbook of Definitions states:
Measures will be broken down by certain equality characteristics, to show how the outcomes achieved by people and their experiences of care and support, might differ between groups.
In addition to producing annual statutory performance information to central government, Adults Performance, Research and Intelligence also produces performance reporting products each month to support managers with driving up performance standards across the Directorate. These are presented to and reviewed by the Directorate’s Performance Improvement Board and cascaded electronically via the intranet presence each month.
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