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Recommendations for needs assessment work

Background papers: Lifestyle and wider determinants :: Substance misuse in children and young people [Update in progress] :: Recommendations for needs assessment work

Switch the focus to quality local data now that the National Treatment Agency (NTA) are not so prescriptive about data collection. Treatment is a small part of the work we commission and we need to focus more on how our work impacts on the wider agenda.

The NTA is about to provide us with needs assessment data capturing local activity and the complexity of the cohort within the specialist system. Later in the year the NTA will also be releasing an overview of data suitable for inclusion in the JSNA submission.