Welcome to the North Tyneside Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) website. This is a shared information resource for those who commission, provide or use health and social care services.
What is the JSNA?
In April 2008 North Tyneside Primary Care Trust (PCT) and North Tyneside Council began a statutory duty to work together and with other partners to develop a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for the local area. The JSNA must pull together a wide range of information about the current and future health and well-being needs of the local population. It provides an opportunity to look forward so that we can plan now to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our local communities in the future.
The JSNA will be one of the major influences in directing our commissioning priorities and planning service developments.
How was the JSNA undertaken?
The JSNA aims to collate and refine available information to give an oversight of the overall needs of the population. This is largely taken from national and local sources and is used to take a longer-term view of the likely need and demand for services in the future. It should be noted that the quality of information available varies and some trend predictions may be more robust that others.
Thirty five topics have been identified and mapped to five key themes, adults, children, mental health and well-being, healthy lifestyles and health inequalities. Summaries can be found on the corresponding pages and outline key strategic messages for each topic.
How will the information be used?
The North Tyneside JSNA will underpin the revision of the following key strategic areas of work:
- Sustainable Community Strategy (SCS)
- Annual operational/Local Delivery Plan
- NHS North of Tyne Strategic Plan
- Council plan
- Planning and commissioning for both children’s and adult health and social care services
Involvement from people who use existing services is essential for the ongoing success of the JSNA as an accurate description of the needs of the local population. We hope that this website will facilitate dissemination of the JSNA and enable us to gather valuable feedback from stakeholders. Give your views on the JSNA.