Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) are local assessments of current and future health and wellbeing needs that could be met by local authorities, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) or the NHS Commissioning Board. From April 2013, following the assent of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, local authorities and CCGs have an equal and explicit duty to prepare JSNAs and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies, through the local Health and Wellbeing Board.
Until 2011, Surrey's JSNA was an annual publication but it is now regularly updated as new and additional information becomes available, as new gaps are identified and in response to feedback received. Surrey's JSNA is published electronically on Surrey-i, the county's local information system, which presents the JSNA together with the latest data, supporting documents and other resources referred to in the main document, all available in one place online to view and download.
Based on the needs and assets identified in the JSNA, Surrey's Health and Wellbeing Board has produced the county's first Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy to inform commissioning decisions across local services to ensure they are focussed on the needs of service users and communities, tackling the factors that impact upon their health and wellbeing.
To access the JSNA, please visit Surrey's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) on Surrey-i.
We would welcome your feedback and suggestions on the JSNA and the priorities that have emerged from it. Please send these to email@example.com