This commissioning support guidance will help commissioners and local authorities develop joint strategic needs assessment and health and wellbeing strategies to reduce the harm caused by smoking, drinking, substance use and misuse in both adults and children.
The guidance covers planning for:
alcohol harm prevention, treatment and recovery in adults
drugs prevention, treatment and recovery in adults
substance misuse interventions for young people
local smoking and tobacco control interventions
For each of these topics, there are a set of good practice principles and indicators or questions to help local areas assess need and plan and commission effective services and interventions.
PHE centre teams send local authorities their bespoke data to help them commission effective services and interventions.