JSNA

AcronymDefinition
JSNAJoint Strategic Needs Assessment (UK)
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Local authorities and CCGs have equal and joint duties to prepare JSNAs through the HWB, in accordance with the Health and Social Care Act (2012).
The first JSNA for the borough was produced in 2008 and it has been refreshed annually to ensure it is up to date.
Dr Meng Khaw, director of public health for North Tyneside PCT and North Tyneside Council, said: "We have developed the online version of the JSNA to make it easier for people to view the individual needs assessments that might be of most interest to them and also to give us their feedback on the contents and the identified priorities for action.
Dr Khaw added that involvement from the people who use existing health and social services is essential to the development of the JSNA.
He said following last year's JSNA there had been some improvements.
The third annual JSNA recognises that the most significant ill-health issues for Kirklees are survival from cancers, cardiovascular disease including stroke, dementia, diabetes, obesity, pains and respiratory diseases as well as infant deaths.
Katrina Venerus, director of operations and commissioning at LOCSU, said: "Since eye health is now recognised as a public health priority by the Government, Health and Wellbeing Boards will be required to include eye health needs in their annual JSNAs.