Support with Joint Strategic Needs Assessments
&
Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies

What are JSNA’s?

JSNAs are a cornerstone of social care commissioning. They should drive the commissioning process, highlighting areas of concern for review and identifying priorities. JSNAs ensure that health organisations and local authorities have a clear understanding of their local populations and the challenges they face in tackling health inequalities.

Determining local needs

We have developed a particular expertise on undertaking research and analytical projects – including forecasting projects – which inform the SEND, Early Years and Children and Young People elements of JSNAs and JHWSs. We have also developed a specialism in producing quantitative and qualitative research that informs issues aligned to disadvantaged families and communities, where unmet needs and deprivation are factors.

How we can help

Premier Advisory Group can support you by undertaking research and analysis which informs and/or updates a locality’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and their standard elements, plus Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies (JHWSs).

JSNA and JHWS should be underpinned by:

  • partnership working – CCGs and local authorities are jointly responsible for including statutory partners in the Local Strategic Partnership, providers and members of the local community

  • community engagement – actively engaging with local communities, patients, service users, carers and providers develop a full understanding of needs is a key facet of JSNA.

  • evidence of effectiveness – by identifying relevant best practice, innovation and research to inform how needs will best be met

High-level expertise and services

Our quantitative and analytical expertise can inform elements/subjects within such Strategies that focus on:

      • Pre-birth and early years
      • Children and young people
      • SEND
      • Middle Age
      • Old Age


We have developed a particular expertise on undertaking research and analytical projects – including forecasting projects – which inform the SEND, Early Years and Children and Young People elements of JSNAs and JHWSs. We have also developed a specialism in producing quantitative and qualitative research that informs issues aligned to disadvantaged families and communities, where unmet needs and deprivation are factors.