Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the means by which Primary Care Trusts and Local Authorities describe the future health, care, and wellbeing needs of local communities.

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment is intended to ensure that the needs of local people are met, both now and in the future. It provides an opportunity to look ahead at least three to five years in order to support and direct the change that needs to happen in local service systems so that services are shaped by local communities, inequalities are reduced, and social inclusion increased.

 All of the data analysis needed to prepare the JSNA was last completed in 2010/11 and the reviewed in 2012 to ensure that health and wellbeing priorities were still appropriate.  The original reports are available on this site. 

Knowsley Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2011

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment – summary


The Council’s Policy, Impact and Intelligence team is working jointly with colleagues in the Clinical Commissioning Group and wider Knowsley Intelligence Network to update the JSNA documents.  A process of updating all of the analysis has begun and the new reports will become available over time and will be part of an ongoing process.


Below is a list of the areas to be covered in the new JSNA through the production of joint intelligence documents;


Health conditions

Covering the health conditions affecting Knowsley residents including Heart disease and strokes; Cancer; Respiratory disease (asthma and COPD); Diabetes and Mental Health and Wellbeing


Lifestyle factors

Covering the following areas – alcohol; smoking and tobacco use; substance misuse; cannabis; obesity / healthy weight; breastfeeding; dental health and sexual health.


Children and adults with complex needs

Covering areas including children at risk and in need; children with disabilities and complex needs (including Learning disabilities, autism and Aspergers); looked after children; Carers (adults and children); adults disabilities and complex needs; Older people (including dementia and falls) and end of life.


Other factors affecting health (wider determinants)

Covering the wider influences on health and wellbeing including child and family poverty; educational attainment and attendance; employment; housing; crime and domestic abuse.