The user is presented with a short list of the core metrics that are relevant to the chosen domain. This view is freely available to the public. The selection of metrics has been developed with our group of advisors across the NHS to be the core items that must be at decision makers ‘finger tips’. The display is standard for all items and has been developed to be intuitive while presenting a substantial amounts of data to the user. More information on this is available on the Take a tour tab.
The indicators are created using a range of data sources. For the public view, hospital activity data is created from Hospital Episode Statistics data and is refreshed quarterly. For subscribers more timely sight of the data is available using Secondary User Service data and is refreshed monthly.