Good metrics can help you and others understand your service.  They can be at the heart of better conversations with the people you work with about how your service makes a difference.

The Metrics task and Finish Group delivered the Principles for Metrics Report in June 2016.  It looks at how LKS have been working with metrics in the NHS and beyond and defines a set of principles for good metrics (Meaningful / Actionable / Reproducible / Comparable).

The Quality metrics template has been created to support the development and sharing of metrics.  It provides a structured approach to applying the principles while clearly defining your metric.  By sharing your completed metric template others can benefit from your experience (and you may gain inspiration from others).

Submit your completed metric templates.

The metrics bank brings together shared templates as a resource for LKS staff seeking to learn about potential metrics.