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What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?

The aim of a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (or JSNA) is to deliver an understanding of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population over the short term (three to five years) and the longer term (five to 10 years).  It is an evidence-based document used as the  key mechanism for setting strategic priorities for boroughs and for informing local commissioning across health and social care services.

The Health and Social Care Act (2012) placed a statutory duty on upper tier local authority and Clinical Commissioning Groups to

  • prepare a JSNA together
  • commission with regard to the JSNA
  • refer to the JSNA in the development of local Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Bromley produce seperate Adult and Children & Young People reports - we have only linked to the Adult report.