HoNOS family of measures

HoNOS is a clinician rated tool used to measure the health and social functioning of people using services

The Health of the Nation Outcome Scale (HoNOS) is a clinician rated tool used to measure the health and social functioning of people using services. It was developed by the United Kingdom Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Unit.

There are five measures in the HoNOS suite.

  • HoNOS: for adults aged 18-64 years.
  • HoNOSCA: for children and adolescents aged 4-17 years.
  • HoNOS65+: amended version of the HoNOS for adults aged 65 and over.
  • HoNOS-LD: for adults who have a dual diagnosis, such as mental illness and an intellectual disability.
  • HoNOS-secure: for adults who are being supported by forensic services.

DHBs and some NGOs are required by the Ministry of Health to collect HoNOS information. Clinicians need to be trained in HoNOS collection.

Te Pou has developed an Information Collection Protocol. The protocol describes how, when and what outcomes information is collected.

The National Outcomes Collection: Clinician's Reference Guide outlines everything clinicians need to know to collect and use HoNOS appropriately.