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 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.
The Health and Care Act, 2022 (Part 1, S19) abolished CCG’s and transferred their responsibilites to the relevant Integrated Care Board (ICB). Bolton's ICB is NHS Greater Manchester Integrated Care. The ICB is a statutory body which is supported by the Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), a broad alliance of organisations and representatives concerned with improving the care, health and wellbeing of the population. Bolton's ICP is Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership. Both ICB and ICP have a primary Greater Manchester footprint but also operate at locality (i.e. Bolton) level. It is as yet unclear how these changes will affect JSNAs.