What is a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)?

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) aims to describe the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of the local population and to inform the local Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

The purpose of the JSNA process  is to:

  • Provide local and national data analyses and evidence to show the health and wellbeing status of local communities.
  • Describe and illustrate gaps in health status, outcomes and experience.
  • Provide information on local community views and evidence of effectiveness of existing interventions which will help to shape future plans for services.
  • Highlight key findings based on the information and evidence collected.
  • Inform the local Health and Wellbeing Board as to the content of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

Where can I find the most recent JSNA reports?


The most recent JSNA is here Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Insight – JSNA 2023 (cambridgeshireinsight.org.uk)

You can find previous  JSNA reports, across a number of themes, on the Published Joint Strategic Needs Assessments pages.  You’ll also find a summary of all the themed JSNA reports up to 2016 and the 2019 JSNA Core Dataset. The diagram below shows the Cambridgeshire series of themed JSNA reports – please note that the Peterborough themed JSNA reports are also included at the published JSNA link stated above.

What are Health and Wellbeing Strategies?

Health and Wellbeing Strategies (HWBS)  aim to address the needs identified in JSNAs. As with JSNAs, the local HWBS is owned by the Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Board. It describe the priorities the Health and Wellbeing Board has agreed in order to tackle the needs identified in the JSNAs. Cambridgeshire’s HWBS can be found on the Health and Wellbeing Strategy page.