Issue details

Commissioning Behavioural Insights Research & Interventions, Smoking and Pregnancy Incentivisation Pilot, and Sexual and Reproductive Health Needs Assessment – KEY/31JAN23/03

There are three elements to this key decision regarding three Public Health commissioning and prevention areas 


Behavioural Insights Research: Commissioning Behavioural insights research will help us to understand people’s health related behaviours and shape interventions to improve health outcomes 


Smoking in Pregnancy. There are relatively high smoking rates amongst pregnant women in Peterborough. Pregnant smokers will be offered incentives to stop smoking(vouchers) This is in line with national evidence that this is an effective means of reducing smoking rates during pregnancy. 



Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Needs Assessment: This will provide information about the sexual and reproductive health needs of the Peterborough population. The information will help inform the development of sexual and reproductive health services in the area 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Significantly affecting two or more electoral wards;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/01/2023

Decision due: February 2023 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Public Health

Lead member: Councillor John Howard, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Public Health

Lead director: Director of Public Health

Department: Public Health

Contact: Danielle Leek, Senior Public Health Manager.


  • It is not anticipated that there will be any documents other than the report and relevant appendices to be published.