Hull Public Health 

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What is a JSNA?

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) analyse the health needs of populations to inform and guide commissioning of health, well-being and social care services within local authority areas. The JSNA will underpin the health and well-being strategies, a proposed new statutory requirement and commissioning plans.

The main goal of a JSNA is to accurately assess the health needs of a local population in order to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of individuals and communities. The NHS and upper-tier local authorities have had a statutory duty to produce an annual JSNA since 2007.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 amends the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 to introduce duties and powers for health and wellbeing boards in relation to the JSNAs and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs). The purpose of JSNAs and JHWSs is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages. They are not en end in themselves, but a continuous process of strategic assessment and planning – the core aim is to develop local evidence-based priorities for commissioning which will improve the public's health and reduce inequalities. Their outputs, in the form of evidence and the analysis of needs, and agreed priorities, will be used to help to determine what actions local authorities, the local NHS and other partners need to take to meet health and social care needs, and to address the wider determinants that impact on health and wellbeing.

Since 2007 (and prior to 2007), a number of JSNA 'products' have been produced for Hull.

The (main) JSNA is a 'summary' document of approximately 100 pages.

The JSNA Toolkit is a set of detailed documents, covering a range of health-related topics. Each document has a detailed contents and index page for searching purposes.

JSNA Ward Profiles have been produced which summarise population, deprivation, prevalence of lifestyle risk factors and mortality for each of Hull's 23 wards with two pages assigned to each ward. Information on each of the seven Area Committee Areas (comprising three to four wards) is also provided within the document.

Further information is available at ward level within JSNA Hull Atlas.

Short JSNA Summaries about the health in Hull have been produced which range from one paragraph to two or three pages.

A JSNA GP Practice Profile has been produced which summaries a range of statistics (population, health status based on geo-demographic segmentation, and disease prevalence information from the Quality and Outcomes Framework). A 4-page document was produced for each practice in October 2011.

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