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 (from 2015/16 till date) is as follows: