Recommendation 267

Comparative statistics by specialty available online

All such statistics should be made available online and accessible through provider websites, as well as other gateways such as the Care Quality Commission.

The data referred to in recommendation 264 is made available through the NHS Choices website so that it can be used to meet a wide range of purposes. Providers are expected to link to this data from their own websites from the summer of 2013.

NHS England will continue to work on how to improve the experience of this data through NHS Choices and promote patient knowledge and choice.


Specialist associations publish the data referred to in recommendation 264 on their own websites. In 2014 NHS Choices published the outcomes. Users are able to look up this data at provider level, in addition to searching by name or specialty.