Warwickshire’s Health & Wellbeing Board recently endorsed a new ‘place-based’ approach to the delivery of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
The JSNA provides the evidence base for understanding the needs of the local population. It is used to inform the Health & Wellbeing Strategy, along with specific commissioning decisions.
The current work programme, approved by the Health & Wellbeing Board in 2015, is now complete and focused on a number of priority themes (such as carers, children looked after, CAMHs and smoking). The next programme of work will focus on understanding need on a geographical basis. This is in line with the requirement to inform the Proactive & Preventative element of the Sustainability & Transformation Plan (STP) and the out of hospital programme, which seeks to build integrated services around populations of around 30,000 – 50,000. Transformation programmes relating to both adult and children’s services and community hubs are also based on the need to understand service needs at a more local level.
The new JSNA Geographies were approved by the JSNA Strategic Group in June 2017 and can be viewed by accessing the maps using the following link:
JSNA Geographies (July 2017, PDF, 608 KB)
Work is now underway to produce a set of profiles that will provide a statistical overview for these geographical areas. This will then be followed by the production of detailed needs assessments for each area, enabling Health & Wellbeing partners to commission the most appropriate services for each locality.
Further updates will be provided as the work develops.
JSNA Annual Update 2017
The JSNA has delivered significant benefit to the county, providing both a broad evidence base and bank of specific needs assessments based upon priority themes. With the previous work programme now complete, a JSNA 2017 update has been produced which shares the most recent outputs and updates on the rationale of the new place-based approach.
This summary can be downloaded via the link below:
JSNA Annual Update 2017 (PDF, 6.6MB)
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