The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides a picture of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population.
The JSNA consists of three chapters - Adults and Vulnerable Adults, Children and Young People and Older People. Each chapter is made up of several sections supported by a summary outlining the key messages from each. You can download each chapter using the links below.
We have made changes to the way we present our JSNA and have moved towards shorter, topic-based interactive documents.
Government legislation makes production of the JSNA mandatory for local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups through the Health and Wellbeing Board.
The responsibility to produce the JSNA is given to the Health and Wellbeing Board. The Board then uses the JSNA to agree priorities in order to develop the Health & Wellbeing Strategy. The Strategy will, in turn, help to shape local health and social care commissioning plans.
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) compliments the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) because it enables the Health and Wellbeing board and stakeholders to understand the pharmaceutical needs of our local population and use this information to develop pharmaceutical services to meet identified unmet needs. The Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for the delivery of the PNA.
The JSNA undergoes a programme of continuous improvement including future national guidance, local priorities and feedback from consultation and engagement with key stakeholders.