As part of the 2012 Health reforms, Health and Wellbeing Boards have a statutory duty to prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and develop a
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS). Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is a process to identify the health and wellbeing needs of a local area, including the current and future health and social care needs of the entire population across the whole life course, from before birth to old age.
The findings of our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment process are the foundation upon which the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy is based. The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out Rochdale Health and Wellbeing Board’s agreed priorities that require the greatest attention and will make the biggest difference, based on the needs identified through the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment process, and the collective action needed to address these priorities. Together the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy provide a tool for joint, evidence-based commissioning.
The last full JSNA process took place in 2011/12 (along with an annual refresh in 2013) and involved a comprehensive review of key statistics and intelligence alongside a programme of consultation with key stakeholders.
The borough’s JHWS is due for refresh in 2015 and in order to identify a new and on-going set of priorities, the Health and Wellbeing Board has approved a refresh of the JSNA data with a consultation programme with key stakeholders running from November 2014 to February 2015. The completed report will be presented at the end of April 2015, after which work can begin on the refreshed JHWS.
More information can be found on the
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment website
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is under review.