JSNAs are local assessments of current and future health and social care needs that could be met by the local authority, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), or the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS CB). Following the ascent of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 local authorities and CCGs have an equal and explicit duty to prepare Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNA) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWS), through the Health and Wellbeing Board.
The aim of a JSNA is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages. It is used to help to determine what actions local authorities, the NHS and other partners need to take to meet health and social care needs and to address the wider determinants that impact on health and wellbeing. This has been updated annually and on an ongoing basis in Nottingham since 2008 and many chapters have been updated in 2012.
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