The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides a picture of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population.
The JSNA is split into four themes - Adults and vulnerable adults, children and young people, older people and cross-cutting themes. Each theme is made up of several chapters. You can download each chapter using the links below.
Each chapter outlines the local picture for the topic of interest, evidence of what works, unmet need, assets and recommendations for consideration.
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.
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