Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) uses data to identify health and wellbeing needs within the Shropshire population. This information influences decision making when planning and commissioning services. This helps ensure the most important areas for improving health and wellbeing are prioritized. The Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for the JSNA and the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
We use data from a range of sources to provide information for the JSNA. This includes information about; housing, employment, smoking, prevalence of diseases, services used and their effectiveness, community perspectives and other local data from a variety of sources.
The data used in this process is both qualitative (findings from what people are saying) and quantitative (numerical data), and may also come from existing reports, such as the Community Strategy or parish plans.
Shropshire’s JSNA is in the process of being updated, and you can read what is happening, including timescales for action in this health and wellbeing board report.
The following links may also be useful:
The IMD is the official measure of relative deprivation for small areas (Lower Layer Super Output Areas or LLSOAs) in England . LLSOAs are a statistical geography created by the Office for National Statistics for the Census. They are areas consisting of a minimum of 1,000 to a maximum of 3000 population.
The Public Health Outcomes Framework sets out a vision for public health, that is to ‘improve and protect the nation's health, and improve the health of the poorest fastest.’
A simple way to find latest data is:
- Where it says ‘Find your area’ type in Shropshire
- Click on the blue box ‘Shropshire’ which drops down
- Click ‘view report’
You can also search for data by postcode, town or local authority.