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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have a joint responsibility to prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

The JSNA is a continuous process of strategic assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of the local community. It provides an overview of services currently in place to meet local need and helps to highlight what actions partners may need to take to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and reduce health inequalities within and between communities.

Topic Prioritisation - JSNA

Welcome to the survey on Topic Prioritisation for developing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in Wolverhampton.

An important part of the JSNA process in Wolverhampton is to identify and prioritise topics which are of utmost importance to stakeholders as well as the public to develop the topic specific JSNAs.

We would like to invite you to complete this survey to help us understand which topics are important to you.

The deadline for this survey is 28th February 2017. It would take only 5 minutes to complete this survey. The survey can be accessed via the link below. 

If you would like to discuss this survey or would like any further information on how the results of the survey will be used, please feel free to contact Bindweep Kaur at or 01902 558676


JSNA Steering Group

The development of JSNA is directed by the JSNA Steering Group which comprises of members from Wolverhampton CCG, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Black Country Partnership Foundation NHS Trust, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton Police, Black Country Consortium, Healthwatch, voluntary organisations and a number of departments within the City of Wolverhampton Council such as public health, adult and children's social care, skills and employment, transport, housing and business intelligence. Additional organisations are invited for topic-specific JSNAs.

The JSNA Steering Group is chaired by Public Health and reports to the Health and Wellbeing Board.

Fig 1 JSNA Steering Group
Fig 1 JSNA Steering Group

Principles governing the JSNA in Wolverhampton

The JSNA will be governed by the following operating principles which have been derived from the statutory guidance and operating principles for JSNA.

  1. Lessons from previous JSNAs: It's imperative to recognise the work undertaken previously and learn lessons from them for an improved outcome
  2. Agree vision and scope: The JSNAs should be focussed and have a clear direction of what is included and what is excluded. The objectives and priorities should be owned by all stakeholders 
  3. Build a comprehensive picture of needs and assets: A range of quantitative and qualitative evidence should be utilised including an assessment of community assets and stakeholder views
  4. Enable stakeholder involvement: Relevant stakeholders should be engaged in all aspects of developing the JSNA
  5. Identify Strategic Priorities: The JSNA should have the capacity to identify priorities for the health and wellbeing strategy as well as for commissioning decisions. The JSNA should have the capacity to influence the wider strategies of the local authorities, CCGs and the Health and Wellbeing Board 
  6. Make it happen: The JSNA products should provide a detailed analysis of needs, demand and supply. These should be presented in a range of formats to ensure they meet the needs of audience
  7. Review Outcomes: Impact of the JSNA on health and wellbeing outcomes should be reviewed

Fig 2 Operating principles governing the JSNA
Fig 2 Operating principles governing the JSNA

JSNA Products

There are currently two types of JSNA reports:

  1. JSNA Overview Report: This report provides an overview of the current status and historical trend of various health and social care indicators within Wolverhampton. It aims to identify inequalities in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, deprivation and wards within Wolverhampton and compare Wolverhampton to national and regional average as well as our nearest neighbours (where data is available).
    pdf icon Chapter 1 - How long do people live? [1Mb]
    pdf icon Chapter 2 - Causes of early death [2Mb]
    pdf icon Chapter 3 - Start Well [2Mb]
    pdf icon Chapter 4 - Develop Well [3Mb]
    pdf icon Chapter 5 - Live Work and Stay Well [4Mb]

    pdf icon Wolverhampton City [860kb]
  2. Topic specific JSNA reports: These are thematic JSNA reports which aim to undertake a more detailed review of a topic. This includes developing a comprehensive national and local picture of the topic based on available data including forecasting to suggest future needs of the population. It also includes a widespread programme of stakeholder engagements including service providers, service commissioners and the public. In addition, it includes a thorough evidence review to identify best practice. The aim of these reports is to identify gaps in service provision and knowledge to inform recommendations to bridge these gaps.
    pdf icon SEND JSNA Executive Summary [564kb]