Have your say on the Rotherham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

17th January 2019

The current Rotherham Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is due a refresh. This provides an opportunity to consider rationalising the content, making it a better fit to drive current priorities and ensuring it is more meaningful to commissioners, service providers and partners.

The purpose of a JSNA is to capture and share data, intelligence and analytical context about the population of Rotherham with regard to the wide range of influencers on health and wellbeing. The JSNA should inform and influence strategy and thereby drive improvement in health and wellbeing of the population.

It is proposed that to fit with an asset-based approach as described in the ‘Thriving Neighbourhoods’ strategy, there is a need to re-balance ‘needs’ versus ‘strengths’ based indicators (by including what is strong, not just what is wrong) and to better include community voice by actively involving more partners in co-production.

In order to determine what the refreshed JSNA should look like, all partners are actively encouraged to participate in a consultation process to shape the design.

The deadline for responses has been extended to Friday 25th January.

For more information about the proposal, please see the paper that went to the Health and Wellbeing Board on 21 November 2018: See the report

CLICK HERE for more information and take part in the consultation