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County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment


The County Durham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides a detailed overview of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the people of County Durham.

What is the JSNA?

To help achieve positive outcomes for our local population, the County Durham JSNA aims to:

  • highlight areas where there is a need to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for the local community
  • aid decision makers in targeting resources to both areas and services
  • act as a resource document to support health and wellbeing planning and commissioning
  • help inform our plans and strategies to provide a basis upon which to plan for the achievement of local outcomes and targets

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 places clear duties on councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to prepare a JSNA and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (which will influence commissioning strategies for health and social care) to be discharged through the Health and Wellbeing Board.

Current JSNA

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is available in the health and social care theme of the Durham Insight website as a web based series of reports, factsheets and information, using a topic-based approach. The factsheets are updated regularly and provide current data and information for stakeholders, which is easier to access, to inform planning and commissioning of services.

JSNA 2014 and 2015

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments for previous years are also available:

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