The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) sets out a vision for public health to IMPROVE and PROTECT the nation’s health and improve the health of the poorest fastest. 

Indicators within the framework, that are published by Public Health England (PHE), are grouped into 4 domains- wider determinants, health improvements, health protection, healthcare and premature mortality; which cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but how well they live at all stages of life. 

The public health outcome framework enables local authorities to benchmark and compare their own outcomes with other local authorities. Updates on PHOF are published as part of a quarterly cycle in August, November, February and May. 

 Latest Update – August 2019

The appended borough report, which includes the indicators updated in August 2019, identifies Wandsworth’s current level of performance and compares it to its previous year’s performance. Further comparisons are made to inner London boroughs, London and England. The public health board have a watching brief on indicators related to immunisation, screening and air quality and they are therefore considered as high priority.  


  • Generally, Wandsworth performed better or similarly to the London and England averages across the indicators and fell mainly into the 2nd quartile  when compared against the inner London quartiles.
  • Wandsworth performed worse than the London and England averages for emergency admissions within 30 days of discharge from hospital.
  • Wandsworth performed better than the inner London boroughs for most of the remainder of the PHOF indicators, apart from adjusted antibiotic prescribing in primary care by the NHS.

Read the full update: Public Health Outcomes Framework- August 2019 Update.

Previous updates:

Public Health Outcomes Framework-May 2019 Update.
Public Health Outcomes Framework – February 2019 Update!
 Public Health Outcomes Framework Analysis – November 2018 Data Update