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Measurement Framework

Measuring Progress on System Strategy

Our Integrated Care Strategy sets the direction of the system across the whole ICS footprint, and articulates the ambition of all partners to improve health and care outcomes and experiences for the population of Suffolk and North East Essex. It sets out how commissioners in both the NHS and local authorities, working with providers and other partners, can deliver more joined-up, preventative, and person-centred care for their whole population, across the course of their life.

Our Integrated Care Strategy is framed by an outcome based approach that seeks to set out:

  • the overall population outcomes we aim to contribute to
  • the benefits that we aim to deliver as a health and care system because we believe that these will contribute to these improved outcomes.

Incorporating measurement into our Integrated Care Strategy allows us to show if we are genuinely ‘turning the curve’ for our population. As a collective strategy for the whole health and care system, the focus of the strategy is on population accountability and whether we are collectively doing the rights things.

This outcome based approach reflects the following simple logic model for how delivery of the individual performance by partners drives collective population benefits and in turn improved population outcomes:

Measurement frame model 3 boxes

The very high level outcomes that our Integrated Care Strategy identifies are phrased as positive statements of wellbeing that we collectively want to achieve for our population; and in setting them out in this way it is very clear why we would want this for people. To make them meaningful, and to help us see how we need to work together to deliver them for people, however, we have then looked at what helpful effects would contribute to creating these states of wellbeing i.e. identifying what are the benefits for people, and how we can work together collaboratively to create them. Achieving these benefits for people requires collaborative work – no single organisation can deliver them alone.

The framework of benefits and outcomes that have been detailed in our system strategy have been used to identify metrics, measures and indicators (both qualitative and quantitative) that can be used, or further developed, to measure our collective impact over time. They take the form of a series of indicators that help us to see whether we are making collective progress, as a system, in enabling the benefits for people that will collectively contribute to positive outcomes.

Principles for measuring system progress – a framework

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Dashboards of Measures of System Progress

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Barometer Measures

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Last Updated on 20 March 2024

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