Stockton JSNA


What commissioning priorities are recommended?

Wider determinants of health


Support early language and communication development to improve school readiness.

Ensure provision of quality childcare and early years education.


Tackle issues relating to employability and worklessness.

Behaviour and lifestyle

Alcohol misuse

Content under development

Illicit drug use

Content under development


Develop service level agreements which require all health professionals (including staff from primary and secondary care, midwifery and mental health) to raise the issue of smoking through a brief intervention and refer to Stop Smoking Services for support.

Diet and nutrition

Implement evidence-based best practice to maximise breastfeeding initiation and continuation.  Ensure appropriate support services are in place and health professionals are appropriately trained to provide support and consistent advice throughout antenatal and postnatal periods.

Increase the promotion and uptake of the national ‘Healthy Start’ initiative (particularly vitamin supplements) to both professionals and the target group.


Ensure that children (and their families) identified as ‘at risk’ through the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) are supported appropriately.

Illness and death


Ensure adequate resources are available for local partnerships and prevention strategies.

Mental health

Undertake a needs analysis of the emotional health and wellbeing of children and young people.

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