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Cabinet Decision: 14th February 2019
Title of Item/Report
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that provided an update regarding the process of refreshing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).

Under the Health and Social Care Act (2012) the Health and Wellbeing Board had a statutory duty to produce a JSNA to underpin the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and hence the work of the Board.

The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets the strategic direction of the health and wellbeing ‘system'. As such, the JSNA was a tool to enable strategic planning and procurement. It aimed to maximise best use of resources to improve population health and wellbeing and address health inequalities. The JSNA was therefore not a performance monitoring tool (though performance trends form part of the intelligence within it). Active use of the JSNA by all partners would help to align strategic planning and decision-making behind consistent priorities for health and wellbeing, so making best use of resources.

The JSNA was used by a range of organisations to:

• inform direction and shape of strategic priorities and defining key issues to be addressed;
• summarise levels of need (not just demand) within populations including future forecasting and highlighting needs of particular population groups to enable targeting;
• highlight robust evidence base;
• enable strategic planning and approach to key health and wellbeing issues; inform service design and procurement;
• help to summarise systems-level outcomes.

A summary of the status of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) was attached to the report.

RECOMMENDED to Council that the refreshed Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) be approved.
Reasons for the Decision
Cabinet is asked to consider the Report, to support the refresh process to enable effective strategic planning and procurement around health and wellbeing issues.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed

Date of Publication: 19 February 2019

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