JSNA Profiler Tool & Place-Based Approach

Place-based Approach

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.


JSNA Profiler tool

At Warwickshire’s Health & Wellbeing Board meeting on 6th September 2017, the Insight Service launched a new interactive JSNA Profiling Tool.

The provision of a common evidence base across a consistent set of geographies will support all Health & Wellbeing partners to understand the health and wellbeing needs of Warwickshire’s communities, informing commissioning activity and strategic planning across health and social care.

The tool has been developed as one of the first outputs to be published under the JSNA place-based approach and includes the approved JSNA geographies. This is the first time that data covering a broad range of themes at a number of geographical levels, has been made available via a single tool and allows users to create statistical profiles across a number of different geographies and enables comparisons between areas and with county/sub-regional averages.

Please find a briefing note providing an overview of the tool, which summarises the themes covered, the geographies used and guidance on how best to use the tool to ensure its full functionality as well as a link to access the tool directly. Please continue to use this link to access the tool rather than downloading the spreadsheet as we’ll be making updates as new data becomes available.

This is the first version of the profiler tool and we welcome any feedback or comments. Our aim is to transition this to a web-based platform in the future.

There is also a mapping element which sits alongside the Excel-based tool. Where the information is available, this allows the user to view the indicator on a geographical basis. The mapping is currently in development and will be updated and added to going forward.

Quick links:

Briefing note and profiler tools: https://apps.warwickshire.gov.uk/api/documents/WCCC-644-449

To view the mapping tool if Internet Explorer is your default browser, please paste the following link into either Chrome or Firefox browsers: http://maps.warwickshire.gov.uk/jsna/

JSNA Geographies

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)

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