Comprehensive Needs Assessments

Comprehensive needs assessments look in depth at the needs of specific groups of people (such as children) or types of service (such as sexual health services). They include, for example:

  • assessing the prevalence of particular conditions
  • the services available, their effectiveness and how they compare with services elsewhere
  • the views of stakeholders
  • quantifying models of care
  • identifying outcome measures and recommendations.

Acute and Emergency Mental Health, June 2015  (Adobe PDF, 3MB) (opens new window)
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Sept 2016 (Adobe PDF, 4.9MB) (opens new window)
Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Disabilities (D), Sept 2016 (Adobe PDF, 2.1MB) (opens new window)
Executive Summary, Sept 2016 (Adobe PDF, 413KB) (opens new window)

Note: The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) sections of the 2014 SEND and CAMHS needs assessments were updated in September 2016 to reflect more accurate local data. These documents supersede the previous versions of the needs assessments. 

Dementia, Nov 2016 (Adobe PDF, 4.8MB) (opens new window)
Oral Health June 2016 (Adobe PDF, 5.3MB) (opens new window)
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment, July 2017 (Adobe PDF, 7.6MB) (opens new window)
Supplementary Statement, March 2019 (Adobe PDF, 275KB) (opens new window)
Sexual health, February 2013 (Adobe PDF, 2.7MB) (opens new window)  *Currently being updated, will be published in early 2019*