About the JSNA

Updated 3/9/2021

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in an assessment of the current and future health and social care needs of the local community. It is concerned with needs that could be met by Bolton Council, Bolton CCG, or NHS England. It should also consider wider factors that impact on communities’ health and wellbeing, views of the community, and local assets that can help to improve outcomes and reduce inequalities. The Health and Care Bill currently progressing through parliament will transfer the CCG’s roles in relation to the JSNA and Health and Wellbeing Board to the Integrated Care Board (ICB). It is as yet unclear whether the appropriate ICB will operate at Greater Manchester or Bolton footprint.

It is a statutory responsibility for Health and Wellbeing Boards to produce a JSNA (under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act, 2007) but local areas are free to undertake JSNAs in a way best suited to their local circumstances – there is no template or format that must be used and no mandatory data set to be included.

The Active, Connected and Prosperous Board performs the functions of the Bolton Health and Wellbeing Board. They use this JSNA to develop a Health and Wellbeing Strategy which sets out what needs to be done to address the identified needs related to the health and wellbeing of the people of Bolton.

Bolton's Health and Wellbeing Strategy is the Bolton Vision. This was developed based on the Marmot Principles to redress social inequalities in health.

Bolton Council
Bolton CCG
NHS England