Leicestershire 2018-2021 JSNA

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) analyse the health needs of populations. The purpose of the JSNA is to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community and reduce inequalities for all ages. It should be viewed as a continuous process of strategic assessment and planning with the aim to develop local evidence-based priorities for commissioning which will improve the public's health and reduce inequalities.

The Health and Wellbeing Board of Leicestershire agreed that the 2018-21 JSNA will be published in subject-specific chapters throughout this three-year time period. Chapters will be developed in line with CCG and local authority commissioning cycles. The JSNA chapters will also be aligned to Leicestershire County Council's Strategic Outcomes Framework and to the needs of commissioners. The outputs of the JSNA will be:

  • Subject-specific chapters of an assessment of current and future health and social care needs in pdf format
  • Online infographic summary of each chapter

Demography Report

Economy Report

Housing Report

Oral Health of Children and Young People

Oral Health of Adults

Mental Health of Children and Young People

Mental Health of Adults

Best Start in Life (0-5s)

Alcohol Misuse in Adults

Substance Misuse in Adults

Air Quality and Health

Obesity: Physical Activity, Healthy Weight and Nutrition

Multimorbidity and Frailty

Sexual Health


Tobacco Control

Children and Young People's Physical Health (5-19)

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)



Governance for our JSNA

The JSNA Infographics examine the latest performance of a range of indicators related to various JSNA chapters. Data in the JSNA data dashboards will be updated on a quarterly basis.

Three sets of dashboards have been created at the following geographies: Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland upper tier authorities, Leicestershire Districts, and Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

As many of the relationships required for the JSNA in Leicestershire are wide ranging, involving representation from NHS England, CCGs, Leicestershire Partnership Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester, District Councils and the voluntary sector, a JSNA Reference Group has been established. This Reference Group supports JSNA work across the Health and Wellbeing Board.

The JSNA Reference Group provides a status report on a quarterly basis to the Integration Executive. Integration Executive provides assurance to the Health and Wellbeing Board that the JSNA is an accurate reflection of the needs of the population and has been developed using robust processes.