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What is a topic specific needs assessment?

A topic specific needs assessment considers a health topic or population group in significant detail. Needs assessments give an indeapth detailed picture of one element of health and wellbeing in York. This can be informative when a health and wellbeing issue is thought to be rapidly changing, is not well understood, or not well reported in York.


How are the topics selected?

Topics are considered in response to the level of local need, and are assessed using a matrix tool. The working group  welcome suggestions for new projects. Please send all suggestions to [email protected]

All projects will go to the York Health and Wellbeing Board Steering Group for approval before the projects begin.


Recently completed needs assessments



Death Matters: Needs Assessment for End of Life and Palliative Care in York

Gypsy & Traveller Needs Assessment 2023

Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment 2023

Insights from lived experience to inform the vision for York’s Drug and Alcohol Strategy

Deaths Related to Drug Use in York 2018-2023



Sexual Health Needs Assessment 2023-2033

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022 - 2025

PNA Supplementary Statement 2024

SEND Phase 2: 16 - 25 years 



SEND Phase 1: 0-16 years 

Bereavement Needs Assessment



Multimorbidity Health Needs Assessment 2020

Covid-19 Rapid Health Needs Assessment 2020



Healthy ageing in older adults, inequalities report 

Oral health needs assessment and report summary 

Mental health report into equity of access to services 

Self-funders needs assessment and report summary

York Armed Forces Community Survey Report

York Armed Forces Needs Assessment



Sexual Health Needs Assessment

Homeless Health Needs Assessment



Student Health Needs Assessment

     a. Full Report

     b. Summary Report

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment



   Learning Disability Needs Assessment

   Suicide Audit

   All Age Autism Needs Assessment

   Alcohol and Health Needs Assessment

    a. Full Report

    b. Summary Report

   Self-Harm Needs Assessment



   Poverty Needs Assessment

   Eye Health Needs Assessment


 Needs assessments currently in development:

A report into special eduational needs of children and young people in York

This page was last updated on 11 April 2024
This page will be reviewed by 11 April 2025