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- Why the JSNA is being refreshed
The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act (2007) placed a duty on local authorities and the NHS to undertake Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs). A JSNA details the needs of the local population to guide the provision and commissioning of services, particularly those related to health and social care The Health and Social Care Act 2012 transferred this responsibility to new Health and Wellbeing Boards. JSNAs provide important evidence used to identify priorities for Health and Well-being Strategies.
The Rotherham JSNA is a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the local population which supports the commissioning and development of appropriate, sustainable and effective services. It is important that local health and social care services are developed and delivered in ways which meet local needs and can respond to changing trends.