Cobbled together from the NHS England website:
“Four PROM data collections are currently specified in the NHS Outcomes Framework (3.1), the NHS Mandate and in the NHS standard contract. It is a requirement for organisations performing NHS funded hip replacement, knee replacement, varicose vein or groin hernia surgery to collect PROMs data and submit that data to the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
Predominantly, the data is collected using paper questionnaires. The total cost to the NHS for the collection of the four nationally mandated PROMs is approximately £825K annually (annualised amount for 2014/15 as per spend Management Information from framework suppliers) – borne by provider trusts.
We are now consulting, publicly, on the future content of the national PROMs programme. We wish to consult regarding options around how to utilise our resources most effectively to understand the outcomes which matter to patients, to highlight areas with unwarranted variation in outcome and to consider indicators for service improvement."
The consultation will run from 4th January 2016 until 28th March 2016.