The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) has been a statutory requirement for upper-tier Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts since 2007. Since the national reforms of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, Derby City Council's Health and Wellbeing Board together with Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are jointly responsible for this needs assessment of the local area.
The main goal of the JSNA is to accurately assess the health needs of the population of Derby in order to improve the physical and mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities living in the city. This annual cycle will underpin the local Health and Wellbeing Strategy, as well as inform and guide the commissioning of health, wellbeing and social care services by the Council and CCG.
Previously, the JSNA product has been a written report made available on the old Derby PCT website. We are working towards a more interactive, web-based solution that residents, specialists and commissioners can explore to appreciate risk factors, the level of need, current service provision and unmet need across four life stages as listed below:
What happens in your baby's first years has a big effect on how healthy he or she will be in the future. This section explores Derby's under 5 year old population and how we work together to give them the best start in life.
The best investment in Derby's future is in its children. This section explores the 5-19 year old population, their sexual health and lifestyle choices, aspirations and learning opportunities.
The health of the nation is in the main gauged by health outcomes in adulthood. This section explores the 20-64 year old population, the relationship between work and health, lifestyle choices and mental health needs.
Older people are the main users of health and social care services. This section explores the health and social care requirements in Derby that are necessary to support older people to maintain their independence.