Employment of people with long-term conditions
Increasing employment of people with long-term conditions (LTCs) is one of the goals within the NHS Outcomes Framework. There is a strong evidence base to show the links between employment and good health and wellbeing (Waddell, 2006).
One potential confounding factor is changes to disability benefit, which may change employment patterns of people with LTCs without functional improvement in their condition.
For full indicator specification, as of September 2013, see NHS Digital's Specification: NHS Outcomes Framework 2.2.