Introduction

This site is to let people know about research using data from the National Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) programme in England.

Patient reports of the outcome of their care are important for assessing the quality of health services. The national PROMs programme is a new mandatory outcome measure reporting scheme in the English National Health Service. Data are collected from patients undergoing elective surgery before their operation and either three months (varicose vein, groin hernia) or six months (hip replacement, knee replacement) after their operation. The national dataset is freely available to researchers. Regular updates of data can be found on the NHS Information Centre website: http://www.ic.nhs.uk/proms.

Anonymised patient PROMs data are also now publicly available (under UK Open Government License) from this website, as well as average scores for surgical units.