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).
JSNA is a process that describes and helps us understand the needs and resources of our population. This information can be used in many different ways. One important use is for planning services to meet the needs of our residents and communities. Another is to help develop ways to improve health and wellbeing, as well as to help prevent illness, accidents or harm.
JSNA is an ongoing story about how the population is made up, how healthy it is and the resources people have to help them stay healthy.
Our findings are made up of information gathered from local professionals, services, statistics and local people. The aim is to have an accurate understanding of previous patterns and current health and wellbeing needs. This is then used to predict future needs.
The JSNA summary is a overview of some of the latest findings. It's is the foundation which our Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for 2018-2021 will be built on.
More information can be found on the
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment website