Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

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JSNA is a City-wide assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of all local people. These are needs that could be met by the Council, the NHS or the voluntary and community sector, who are partners on the Health and Wellbeing Board, “Health and Wellbeing Together”. This analysis of needs is used to help to determine what actions partners need to take to meet health and social care needs, to address the root causes of health and wellbeing, and to reduce inequalities between different groups such as ages or ethnic groups. Ultimately JSNA should help partners to make decisions that enable Wolverhampton people to live longer, healthier, more active lives.
The JSNA is the responsibility of the Health and Wellbeing Board. The board is made up of representatives from the Clinical Commissioning Group, the local authority, the health services, blue light services, other statutory bodies, community and voluntary groups.
The key topics are decided by the partners on the Health and Wellbeing Board. Recently, local areas have been reinvigorating JSNAs by aligning their focus with the emerging integrated care agenda. We try to focus on topics where partnership working is key, and where there is potential to prevent disease or provide more proactive care. Wherever possible we use information from right across the health and social care system, rather than looking at individual services or health conditions. Sometimes we can link this information together to give us a patient-centric view which allows us to see which people have multiple needs or are using multiple services, which could be delivered better together. This is part of our local aim to support a “Population Health Management” approach.
The needs assessments are led by subject leads and public health specialists working in partnership with contributions from a range of people with experience in the particular topic area.
Commissioners use the needs assessment to help them make judgements about where to prioritise limited resources. JSNA reports also sometimes make recommendations for service providers. The Health and Wellbeing Board uses the information in JSNA to inform its Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which sets out key strategic priorities for the City.


1. JSNA Reports


JSNA Topic Specific Report: Dementia




JSNA Topic Specific Report: SEND



JSNA Interactive Report: Local Place Needs Assessment


JSNA Interactive Report: Ward Data Tool




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Health And Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing Together

Health & Wellbeing Together is the forum where key leaders from the health and care system come together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community, work towards reducing health inequalities and support the development of improved and joined up health and social care services. Health & Wellbeing Together has a responsibility to assess the needs of the local population by developing and overseeing the implementation of the City of Wolverhampton’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA is then used to inform the Board’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

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Public Health Profiles

These profiles are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes that has been designed to support JSNA and commissioning to improve health and wellbeing, and reduce inequalities. These profiles have been developed by Public Health England.