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What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA)?


Is a comprehensive picture of information and data of the health, care, and wellbeing needs and inequalities of Kingston (now and in the future) in order to improve and protect health and wellbeing outcomes.

Provides information on local community views and evidence of effectiveness of existing interventions which will help to shape future plans for services.

Reflects the wider social factors that have an impact on people’s health and wellbeing. These factors which have been found to have the most significant influence are widely known as the determinants of health. While health services make a contribution to health, most of the key determinants of health, for example, education, employment, housing, and environment, lie outside the direct influence of healthcare.

Why Have a JSNA?

Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have equal and joint statutory duties to prepare Joint Strategic Needs Assessments through the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). The JSNA informs Kingston’s Health and Wellbeing Strategy which is also owned by the Health and Wellbeing Board.

The JSNA is used to inform and guide commissioning intentions across health, wellbeing, and social care services so that they will achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes.

It aims to communicate key messages to a wide audience including staff from Local Authority and the NHS, elected members, including senior decision makers and service commissioners, local service providers, Voluntary and Community sector providers, residents and the general public.

Kingston’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Kingston’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2017-2019 provides Kingston residents and organisations with a picture of what the Health and Wellbeing Board, through its members and wider partners, will need to deliver over the next two years and how we will work together to achieve this. The Kingston Health and Wellbeing Board has agreed focus on the following four priority areas where we believe that by working together we will make the most difference:

  1. Children and young people
  2. Mental health
  3. Older people and people with long-term conditions
  4. Addressing the needs of socially excluded and disadvantaged communities

These priority areas were identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

JSNA Key Data

Kingston Story / Our People – Coming Soon!

Borough Profile – Coming Soon!

JSNA Detailed Chapters

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
All Cancers
Bone Health
Cardiovascular Health
Children & Young People
Children & Young People: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE)
Children & Young People: 0-5years
Children & Young People: Secondary School age
Children & Young People: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Fuel Poverty
Gypsies & Travellers
Learning Disabilities
Mental Health
Mental Health Promotion
Older People
Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment
Physical Activity
Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Sexual Health
Substance Misuse
Violence against Women and Girls

JSNA Supporting Documentation

The detailed JSNA Chapters listed above may have references to other documents, for ease, we have tried to keep these locally, click here to access them.