Joint Strategic Needs Assessments

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) analyse the health needs of populations to inform and guide commissioning of health, well-being and social care services within local authority areas.

The JSNA process helps identify current and future health and wellbeing needs, leading to agreed commissioning priorities that will improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities.

JSNA in Peterborough


JSNA analysis includes assessment of:

  • demography
  • social and environmental context
  • lifestyle/Risk Factors
  • burden of Ill-Health
  • current service provision and projected future requirements.

Health and Wellbeing Strategy and JSNA core dataset

JSNAs contribute towards the evidence base that informs the decisions taken by our Health and Wellbeing Board to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Peterborough. 

You can view our current Health and Wellbeing Strategy online, the strategy is informed by the 2016 Core Data Set which provides an overview summary of the current health and wellbeing of our residents.

Peterborough JSNA Core Data Set

Size: 2.06 MB File format: pdf

How JSNA is handled

Our public health team approach JSNAs using a methodology based on demographic segmentation, to be able to concentrate resources on issues specific to the target group within each project.

It is anticipated that this method will result in more focused and easily accessible final products. View our current JSNA ‘roadmap’ to the right of this page. 

JSNA Project Roadmap

Size: 284.61 KB File format: pdf

JSNA theme reports

Cardiovascular disease JSNA

Cardiovascular Disease JSNA

Size: 2.39 MB File format: pdf

Cardiovascular Disease JSNA Summary

Size: 1.12 MB File format: pdf

Children and young people's JSNA

Children and Young People JSNA

Size: 2.27 MB File format: pdf

Policy Context and Recommendations

Size: 291.13 KB File format: pdf

Public Health England Benchmarking

Size: 309.29 KB File format: pdf

Child Health Profile

Size: 132.46 KB File format: pdf

Public Health Profile

Size: 788.69 KB File format: pdf

Diverse ethnic communities JSNA

Diverse Ethnic Communities

Size: 2.13 MB File format: pdf

Mental health

Future reports

A report on the theme of Older People's Primary Prevention will be published in 2017 and further themed JSNAs will be commissioned by the Peterborough Health & Wellbeing Board at periodic intervals based on contemporaneous assessment of the health and wellbeing needs of our residents.