The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) reports on the health and wellbeing needs of people in Bristol. The baseline JSNA report was published in October 2008. It brings detailed information on local health needs together in one place and looks into the future to identify some new and emerging challenges. Since the 2008 baseline report, new information has come out. This has been published in the 2009 update, ‘JSNA…keeping you informed’ and covers population change, survey results and new pieces of research such as the health needs of adults with learning disabilities. We have now published the 2010 JSNA update report, which provides a more strategic overview and commissioning tools to implement the changes required, plus refreshed data and links to further intelligence.
What the JSNA will be used for
Short term planning, 3 – 5 years ahead, by identifying groups of people who are experiencing poorer health and wellbeing, allowing us to change our services to improve their situation.
Longer term planning, 5 – 10 years in the future, by identifying the likely changes in the population and the challenges ahead.
Bristol City Council, NHS Bristol, and the Local Involvement Network (LINk), are working together on the JSNA.
In 2011 we are planning a full refresh of the 2008 baseline report.