About the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
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 Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group 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: