The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a review of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population undertaken by Warwickshire County Council and its partners.The JSNA is used to inform the commissioning of services.

JSNA place based approach 2017-18

  • 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. In 2017-18 a new approach was agreed by Warwickshire Health and Wellbeing Board, with the focus of the JSNA moving from a theme-based to a place-based approach. An update was produced to summarise this decision which you can download via the link below:

JSNA Annual Update 2017-18 (PDF, 6.6MB)

Place-based Approach

  • 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.
  • This new programme of work will focus on understanding Warwickshire’s health needs 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 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)

2017-18 JSNA Profiler tool

  • At the Warwickshire Health & Wellbeing Board meeting on 6 September 2017, a new interactive JSNA Profiling Tool was launched.
  • The provision of a common evidence base across a consistent set of geographies will support all 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, allowing users to create statistical profiles across a number of different geographies and enabling comparisons between areas and with county/sub-regional averages.
  • A briefing note  has been produced 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 updates will be made as new data becomes available.
  • This is the first version of the profiler tool and feedback or comments are welcomed. The aim is to transition this to a web-based platform in the near 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 as work progresses.

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