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Strategy Development

Before a strategy is developed a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) should be undertaken to identify the key priorities and steer the development of the Strategy.

A strategy is a high level strategic plan that sets out the overarching vision and aims that an organisation intends to achieve. Strategy determines the direction and scope over the long-term and sets out a joint vision supported by evidence, outcomes and actions that will give a clear approach, builds on achievements, and addresses current and future challenges.

Every strategy should have a robust, costed and accountable implementation plan – this plan is even more important than the strategy, as this is the process that turns the strategic plan into detailed actions that support the achievement of the aims, objectives and goals which drives the strategic plan from 'sitting on a shelf' to successful delivery.

Definition of a Strategy

  • Where are we now?
  • Where we want to be over the next 5-10 years?
  • How are we going to get there?

Oral Health

2021 - 2026 Oral Health Strategy for children aged 0 - 11 years (October 2019)

2021 - 2026 Oral Health Implementation Plan for children aged 0 - 11 years (February 2021)

Substance Misuse

2018-2023 Substance Misuse Strategy (Feb 2018)

Weight Management 

July 2020: Children's Weight Management Strategy

Also see:

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments

As new strategies become available for other work streams within Public Health we will add relevant links and information to this page.


Reviewed: August 2021

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