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

Breastfeeding JSNA 2016 (PDF 940KB)

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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 JSNA 2017 (PDF 1.76MB)

Older people's JSNA

Older People JSNA September 2015 (PDF 9.07MB)

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Health services

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2015 (PDF 5.2MB)

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