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. 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 uses 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.