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Joint strategic needs assessment

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    13 December 2007
  • Primary audience:
    Health and social care professionals
  • Gateway reference:
    8794
  • Pages:
    44
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 requires PCTs and local authorities to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) of the health and wellbeing of their local community.

This guidance, which complements the statutory guidance Creating Strong, Safe and Prosperous Communities, provides tools for local partners undertaking JSNA. It describes the stages of the process, including stakeholder involvement, engaging with communities and recommendations on timing and linking with other strategic plans. It also contains guidance on using JSNA to inform local commissioning, publishing and feedback.

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