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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

This is an update of the fourth Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in an annual series, and it covers the period of 2011-12. The data has been refreshed to ensure that the contents are up to date to inform local commission and to make best use of the first release of census data.

Its development forms part of the local authority’s new statutory responsibility for health, set out in the Health and Social Care Act (2012), which identifies that local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have equal and joint duty to prepare a JSNA to inform their plans for commissioning services. The NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB) must also participate in its formation.

This update continues with the themes used in the 2011-12 JSNA and also follows a 'life course' approach defined by Sir Michael Marmot and others in the report: 'Fair Society, Healthy Lives'.

This JSNA is evidence-based and describes policy areas, the dataset used look at demographics, patterns of illness and the wider determinants of health. By comparing the health and social care data by ward/borough, recommendations can be made in order to improve the health of the local population.

For further information, please refer to the defined sources.

This is the third Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) produced by the London Borough of Newham and NHS Newham and refreshes and brings up to date the content of the 2009 JSNA.

During this refresh different stakeholders have been engaged and consulted, including representatives of the voluntary sector, the health sector and local authority to produce the report published here.

This JSNA identifies the current and projected health and well being needs of Newham's population and underpins the commissioning priorities and strategic plans of both the London Borough of Newham and NHS Newham.

The full document is very large and has been split into sections below (Click on the links to download the pdf files). You will need to have the Adobe Reader software installed to view these documents. This can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website.