Sexual and reproductive health: Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT)

Guidance to help Local Authorities (LAs) on using SPOT for improving sexual and reproductive health.


Practical guidance to SPOT for improving sexual and reproductive health


This guidance is a step by step guide on how to use Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT) for Local Authorities (LAs) to compare spend data on sexual and reproductive health with sexual and reproductive health outcomes.

The information provides an overview of spend and outcomes across key areas of business for LAs, including:

  • the potential breadth of issues hindering comparisons between outcomes and spend
  • how to identify if the spend or outcomes data, or both, for their LA is suitable for drawing comparisons from
  • next steps for interpretation where data comparisons can be made
  • how to prevent misinterpretation
Published 25 January 2018