The Havering Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a collection of resources and information which help readers to understand the health and wellbeing of local people. It provides a detailed shared evidence base for commissioners of services impacting on health and wellbeing.
The JSNA is used to inform and guide commissioning intentions across health, wellbeing and social care services. It aims to communicate key messages to a wide audience, including: Elected members; Local Authority and NHS staff, including senior decision makers and service commissioners; Local service providers; Voluntary sector providers; and Residents and wider general public
The London Borough of Havering (LBH) and Havering Clinical Commissioning Group (HCCG) have equal and joint statutory duties to prepare Joint Strategic Needs Assessments, through the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB). The HWB delegates this function to the Director of Public Health through the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) Steering Group, which develops and oversees the JSNA work programme.
The current JSNA approach agreed by the JSNA Steering Group focus on the production of a number of overarching resources plus undertaking one or two carefully chosen ‘deep dives’ per year. The JSNA work programme (in 2017/18 till date) is as follows:
- This is Havering: a demographic and socio-economic profile (Main document, Infographic Summary, and Powerpoint presentation)
- 2018 JSNA Overview of HSC Needs
- Interactive Ward Health Profile (Updated version under construction)
- Child Poverty Needs Assessment – agreed deep dive for 2017/18
- Accountable Care Organisation (ACO) Population Health Workstream: Havering North Locality Profile, Central and South Locality Profile.
- 2018 Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) Annual Report and list of (and links to) publicly available profiles/resources