Northamptonshire JSNA

What is the JSNA?

Northamptonshire’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, or JSNA, is a process that looks at the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of Northamptonshire residents to inform and guide the planning and commissioning of health, wellbeing and social care services.

The JSNA in Northamptonshire brings together information from many different sources and partners relating to the population of Northamptonshire.

The responsibility for compiling a JSNA is shared between Northamptonshire County Council and Nene and Corby Clinical Commissioning Groups via the Health and Wellbeing Board. The Department of Health has provided a statutory guidance document for JSNAs.

The JSNA is intended to:

  • investigate wider social factors that have an impact on health and wellbeing, factors such as poverty, housing and employment
  • look at the health of the population, what behaviours affect health and wellbeing such as smoking, diet and exercise
  • provide a common overview of health and care needs for the local community
  • identify health inequalities
  • provide evidence of effectiveness of health and care interventions
  • document current service provision
  • identify gaps in health and social services and unmet needs

The JSNA takes information and data relating to the population, for example population numbers, levels of smoking, life expectancy and causes of mortality, and captures, collates, analyses and interprets this population-level data. 

The process can be driven by looking at data; stakeholder, key informant, patient and service user views; and comparisons between and within different areas.

Maternal and child health

Breastfeeding

There is clear evidence that breastfeeding offers health and social benefits to both mother and baby. These health benefits are sustained in the short and long term, thereby making breastfeeding a key public health issue.

Breast milk provides a baby with perfect nutrition and everything they need for growth and brain development. It also plays an important role in protecting against childhood obesity together with the development of asthma and diabetes and reducing childhood mortality. 

In addition, mothers who breastfeed are less likely to develop pre-menopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer and osteoporosis. They are also less likely to suffer from anaemia, brittle bone disease and are more likely to lose the weight they put on during pregnancy. 

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Children

Children with disabilities

​This JSNA chapter focuses on children and young people between the ages of 0 to 25 years.  The UK Government describes a child as an individual of school age or younger, older individuals are referred to in this paper as wither a ‘young person’ or an ‘over 16’.
The definition of a disability is taken from the Equalities Act (2010). The definition of Special Educational Needs is taken from the UK Government’s SEND code of practice.

Children's JSNA 2015

The main body of the document identifies a series of measures which can be used either as key performance indicators (KPIs) or as proxy indicators for different aspects of a child’s life and environment.

It identifies areas of under-performance or concern, as well as gaps in intelligence and reporting. Where appropriate, it suggests next steps.

Data refresh 2017

This is a refresh of data and indicators relating to children and young people and a comparison to previously published data.

The commentary and indicators have been measured against Northamptonshire’s performance in the last available data period to ascertain if performance has improved or otherwise.

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Adults

Adults with disabilities

A 2010 study by the Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory (IHaL) found that people with learning disabilities have poorer outcomes than their non-disabled peers and that these differences were, to an extent, avoidable. Outcomes for disabled adults are poorer when compared to the wider population in almost every manner. 

Following the Winterbourne View Serious Case Review, the Northamptonshire Transforming Care Partnership was formed to focus in prevention, early intervention, keeping well, avoiding crisis and crisis support.

The Transforming Care Plan will result in care and support becoming:

  • closer to home
  • in line with the best models of care
  • co-ordinated and person centred
  • personalised and responsive to needs over time
  • based on the individual and their family’s wishes
  • value for money.
JSNA - adults with disabilities
Continence

Continence has been described as the “most basic of needs” in the Francis report into failings of care in Mid Staffordshire.  Issues surrounding continence can have a profound effect on those affected yet it is often ignored, whether due to embarrassment, a belief that it is too trivial to seek advice about, or the mistaken acceptance of it being part of ageing.

This has led to a scarcity of accurate information on prevalence of continence issues within populations.  This needs assessment has been produced to advise on the current level of need within the adult population of Northamptonshire, and to project the expected level of need to enable effective planning of healthcare services.

Older people's JSNA

This document takes a snapshot of the current population of older people in Northamptonshire in the second half of 2014, and then projects the growth anticipated in the next 15 years.

Wherever possible the data has also been presented at borough and district level. For the purpose of this JSNA chapter, the term ‘older people’ has been defined as those over the age of 65.

In some sections, data relating to a lower age group has been included, either by necessity or to inform, as today’s 50-65 year olds are tomorrow’s older people.

Also wherever possible the data has been split further by age as the ‘older older’ (depending on the data source this means people aged over 75 or 85), will have more pressing and complex needs than their younger neighbours

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Mental health and wellbeing

Mental health

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below:

Mental Health in Children and Young People

The purpose of this JSNA is to identify what is currently known about children and young people with mental ill health in the county, including forecasting statistics on future need; review what current services are available and what work has been undertaken to improve mental health; understand if these interventions are working effectively and efficiently, and make recommendations to address the gaps in the mental health service using evidence based interventions.

The 2015 Northamptonshire Mental Wellbeing Survey

A large scale face-to-face survey carried out by M·E·L Research across the County. It is the first survey of its kind, commissioned by the County Council, with the aims to understand the mental wellbeing level of its adult population, and to further identify potential wellbeing inequalities existing in its local communities.

The ultimate goals of the research will be to use evidence to make recommendations to Northamptonshire Health and Wellbeing Board on improving the health and wellbeing of the population of Northamptonshire; responding to needs; informing services and targeting areas for improvement. 

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Long term conditions and mortality

Cancer

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below

Cardiovascular

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below;

Diabetes

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below;

Respiratory disease

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below;

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Lifestyle

Alcohol

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below

Alcohol Profiles

Alcohol profiles have been written for Northamptonshire and each of the district/ borough areas within the county covering a range of indicators and comparing regionally and nationally;

Contraceptive Health Needs Assessment

This Health Needs Assessment (HNA) was requested by the Director of Public Health and Wellbeing as an adjunct to the Northamptonshire Sexual Health Services Review completed in April 2015. The aim of this HNA is to provide more detailed information on the contraceptive needs of the population of reproductive age in Northamptonshire, map need against local service provision and provide recommendations on how best unmet need can be addressed, using a current evidence base and examples of national and local best practice.

Drug misuse

This chapter will use a combination of local and national data to estimate the level of need for drug misuse services in Northamptonshire, assess the performance of services currently in place, and identify any gaps in service provision.  The full JSNA and separate executive summary can be found below;

Obesity

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below;

Sexual health

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below;

Smoking

This needs assessment for Northamptonshire was prepared by the Public Health Action Support Team and commissioned in 2013, the reports for which are below;

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Health services

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

A pharmaceutical needs assessment is based on the current and future demographics of the area and existing analysis of its health needs, including joint strategic needs assessments.

The assessment identifies how pharmaceutical services currently address these priorities and where changes may be required to fill gaps or to meet future health needs. It is addressed to NHS England, local authorities and clinical commissioning groups.

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Wider determinants of health

Offenders

This JSNA covers the levels and needs of Offenders and Ex-Offenders within Northamptonshire:

Social Isolation

An assessment of social isolation in Northamptonshire was undertaken in 2016 and uses CACI Acorn Customer Segmentation to map residents that may be vulnerable to isolation and loneliness.

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