Current Work Programme

New JSNA place based approach 2017

The JSNA team has produced 3 area profiles for the 3 Clinical Commissioning Groups.

These are the overarching profiles from which further lower level profiles will be created at 30-50k population level.  The next stage of the process is to agree the new geographies upon which the profiles will be based and ensure useful measures are included to provide the fullest picture of need at a smaller geographical level.

Current Work Programme

The following priorities were identified in the Warwickshire JSNA Review and are the agreed priorities for the JSNA for 2015-18:

Vulnerable Young PeopleJSNA Priority Topics

Mental wellbeing

Long-term conditions

Physical wellbeing


The plan below provides a high level overview of the 2015-2018 JSNA Work Programme including ongoing work, the current priority needs assessments and other activity relevant to the JSNA:

The following projects are currently complete or underway for the current JSNA programme of work:

  1. Helping Vulnerable Children Needs Assessment – see Helping Vulnerable Children Needs Assessment
  2. Carers Needs Assessment – see Carers Needs Assessment
  3. Children Looked After Needs Assessment – see Children Looked After JSNA
  4. Prevention Needs Assessment (preventing children coming into care) – see Prevention Needs Assessment
  5. JSNA analysis to inform Children & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS) redesign – see CAMHs report
  6. Smoking Needs Assessment – see Smoking Needs Assessment
  7. Substance Misuse and Alcohol Needs Assessment – due for publication January 2017
  8. Cancer Needs Assessment – due for publication Spring 2017

Foundation Workstreams

A number of supporting/cross-cutting areas of work underpin the JSNA, such as communications, data sharing and programme governance.

The information sharing protocol sets out the basic premise of sharing data to enable population-based epidemiological data analysis, whilst adhering to relevant legislative information governance requirements and Caldicott principles. This protocol does not provide the basis for the sharing of all data between partner organisations; it instead sets out the legislative requirements to which everyone agrees to abide to.  The precise details of information to be shared between organisations need to be separately agreed in the form of an ‘Appendix E (Data Sharing Agreement)’ which is part of the overarching protocol.

If you would like to find out more about any of these projects, or would like to get involved, please contact