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Joint strategic needs assessment

What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is an ongoing process by which local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and other public sector partners jointly describe the current and future health and wellbeing needs of its local population and identify priorities for action.

The JSNA is not just about health and personal social care services; it is also about the wider aspects of health including poverty, employment, education, public safety, housing and the environment.

The ultimate purpose of the JSNA process is to use the information gathered to identify local priorities and support commissioners to commission services and interventions that are based on need, which will in turn achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

All JSNA chapters have been updated during 2013 using the latest data available as at the end of September 2013.  'Air Quality' has been added as a new chapter for 2013  Chapters on 'Physical disability and sensory needs' and 'refugee and asylum seekers' will be published at the beginning of 2014.

Who is responsible for the JSNA?


For more information and to suggest areas for needs assessment:

Read the latest joint strategic needs assessment

The 2013 JSNA is presented as 22 chapters describing health and wellbeing in Camden. These chapters will be regularly updated and more areas of health and wellbeing added:

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