Shropshire Council

Health and wellbeing

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a process by which the local authority (LA), clinical commissioning group, NHS, voluntary and community sector and other partners agree health and wellbeing needs based on clear evidence.

The partners undertake joint intelligence and analysis to produce information which is then used to agree overarching priorities for action. 

Index of Multiple Deprivation information on health

The purpose of this domain is to measure areas with relatively high rates of people who die prematurely, or whose quality of life is impaired by poor health or who are disabled, across the whole population. It measures:

  • Years of potential life lost (2004-2008)
  • Comparative illness and disability ratio (2008)
  • Measures of emergency admissions to hospital (2006 - 2008)
  • The proportion of adults under 60 suffering from mood or anxiety disorders based on prescribing, suicide mortality rate, hospital admissions and health benefits data (2006-2008).

Take a look at the our health deprivation information sheets and health snapshot for more information.