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35 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment update

Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Health and Wellbeing Board (Item 108)

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Contact: Rachel Robinson, Director of Public Health, Shropshire Council

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Rachel Robinson, the Director of Public Health introduced and amplified her report – copy attached to the signed Minutes – which provided an update on Shropshire’s JSNA, progress to date, future direction and revised timescales following a pause in progress due to Covid-19.  This also included aligning the JSNA with key work programmes including Population Health Management and the Community and Rural Strategy.  The revised programme would focus on local communities and considering health and wellbeing in its widest sense including the wider determinants of health.  The revised JSNA would take account of the impact of COVID and inequalities, understanding local needs, assets to support addressing these needs and further action required to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.


In response to a question regarding the mental health transformation and whether there would be a data analysis and equity audit and whether that would be stand alone or linked to the JSNA programme, the Director of Public Health commented that a date refresh would be undertaken and that mental health, as a very important theme would be embedded across all of the needs assessments. 


Lynn Cawley, Chief Officer Healthwatch Shropshire added that she would welcome a conversation with Public Health colleagues about how Healthwatch could use its engagement function to support the development of the JSNA in specific areas.  It was added that although the engagement function was limited during the pandemic it would be really good to help planning in order to support engagement as much as possible.


The Director of Public Health proposed to bring updates routinely to the Board to update on progress and establish a Strategic Group reporting into the Health and Wellbeing Board to take this work forward.  This would be a multidisciplinary group made up of key partners to ensure joint ownership.




1.           That the current JSNA work programme, proposed JSNA refresh and move to a place based JSNA be endorsed as attached at appendix 1.

2.           That the Note the current priorities attached as appendix 2 be noted.

3.           That the proposed work programme and resourcing be noted.



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