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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.
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.
The following animation shows the many uses of the HoNOS family of measures. Click the 'next' button.