Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a requirement under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007. It stipulates that local authorities and healthcare commissioners should work jointly to produce it, in order to understand the health and well-being needs of the local population.

There is a JSNA core data-set that looks at demographics, patterns of illness and the wider determinants of health (such as housing, crime and employment) as well as service usage and the views of the public and professionals. It allows for benchmarking of health and social care needs within the borough and against London and England averages. By comparing the health and social care data recommendations can be made in order to improve the health of the local population.

The JSNA is owned by the Health and Wellbeing Board, a partnership between NHS bodies, Newham Council and other organisations that provide healthcare in Newham, and is used to inform the development of local strategies and plans, including the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The latest JSNA can be downloaded from the downloads box to the right of this page. Earlier versions of the JSNA can be found via this link.