Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies – draft guidance

Overview

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs) are about the NHS, local government and communities working together to improve health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce inequalities. The purpose of statutory guidance in relation to this is to: 

  • lay out the statutory duties, which underpin JSNAs and JHWSs to be undertaken by clinical commissioning groups and local authorities through health and wellbeing boards from April 2013
  • explain how JSNAs, JHWSs and commissioning plans fit together in the modernised health and care system
  • Set out how an the JSNA and JHWS process will enable the NHS and local government, working with their community and partner organisations, to make real improvements to the health and wellbeing outcomes of local people.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting on the draft guidance to ensure that it is clear and fit for purpose in supporting health and wellbeing boards in undertaking JSNAs and JWBSs from April 2013. It is also an opportunity to seek views on what further supportive materials health and wellbeing boards would find useful in undertaking JSNAs and JHWSs; which the Department of Health can work with sector-leaders to develop.

What Happens Next

After the consultation, the Department of Health will consider the comments it has received, and the response will be published alongside the final guidance.

A summary of the response to this consultation will be made available before or alongside any further action, such as laying legislation before Parliament, and will be placed on the Consultations website at:

Link to DH Consultations

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Contact

Freya Lock (JSNA and JHWS Development Lead) People, Communities and Local Government

Dates

Consultation is Closed

Ran from 31 Jul 2012 to 28 Sep 2012

Other Information

Audience:

  • Voluntary groups,
  • Community groups,
  • Charities,
  • Civil society,
  • Advocacy or support organisations,
  • GPs,
  • Nurses,
  • Health visitors,
  • Clinicians,
  • Managers,
  • Commissioners,
  • Directors of Public Health,
  • Pharmacists,
  • Doctors,
  • Midwives,
  • Healthcare scientists,
  • Paramedics,
  • Dentists,
  • Chiropodists/ podiatrists,
  • Dieticians,
  • Occupational therapists,
  • Orthotists,
  • Orthopists,
  • Prosthetists,
  • Physiotherapists,
  • Diagnostic radiographers,
  • Therapeutic radiographers,
  • Speech and language therapists,
  • Childcare providers,
  • SHA,
  • PCT,
  • Foundation Trusts,
  • Regulatory body,
  • Academic/ Professional institution,
  • Employer representatives,
  • Employee representatives,
  • Trade union,
  • Deaneries,
  • Higher Education institutions,
  • Local authority,
  • Social care provider,
  • Directors of Adult Social Care Services,
  • General public,
  • Patients,
  • Carers,
  • Service users,
  • Suppliers,
  • Information providers,
  • Information professionals,
  • Informatics professionals,
  • PCT Cluster CEs,
  • NHS Trust CEs,
  • SHA Cluster CEs,
  • Directors of PH,
  • Local Authority CEs,
  • Public Health Organisations,
  • Academics,
  • Members of the Public,
  • Local Authority CEs,
  • Allied Health Professionals,
  • Childcare providers,
  • Early years settings

Interests:

  • Nutrition,
  • Children's health and development,
  • Physical health,
  • Health inequalities,
  • Infectious disease,
  • Vascular disease,
  • Obesity,
  • Environment,
  • Sexual health,
  • Alcohol misuse,
  • Drug misuse,
  • Public health,
  • Health protection,
  • Health improvement,
  • Immunisation,
  • Smoking,
  • Public mental health,
  • Tobacco,
  • Physical activity,
  • Public Health England,
  • Health premium,
  • Well-being,
  • NHS Health Checks,
  • Screening,
  • Prevention,
  • Oral public health,
  • Health Protection Agency,
  • Childcare,
  • Primary care,
  • Mental health,
  • End of life care,
  • Maternity services,
  • GP consortia,
  • Adult social care,
  • Carers,
  • Dementia,
  • Personal health budgets,
  • IT,
  • Informatics,
  • Innovation,
  • Education,
  • Continuing Professional Development,
  • Training,
  • Health and well-being boards,
  • Funding,
  • Commissioning,
  • Accountability,
  • Transition,
  • Health scrutiny