HC Deb 09 March 1989 vol 148 c656W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the next set of Health Service indicators will be issued.

Mr. Freeman

The timetable for issuing the new set of Health Service indicators based on data for 1987–88 and, for the first time, using the Körner minimum data sets is as follows: each regional health authority will be sent the indicator values for its own districts at the end of March to be validated. This is being done at the request of the regions because the indicator definitions are new and untried with the new data. This process of validation will take up to three months. Once the values have been checked the full package of indicators will be brought together and published in July. The aim is to publish the set of the indicators based on 1988–89 data in January 1990.