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Statutory Basis of the JSNA

Section 116 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 as amended by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 places a duty upon Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council to prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in cooperation with Rotherham CCG and NHS England. The Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for producing the JSNA and all members are required to participate in this process. There is no requirement for the JSNA to take any particular format, it can be a document or an online resource.

The Move to an Online JSNA

In February 2014, the Health and Wellbeing Board approved this online resource as the substantive JSNA for Rotherham, replacing the previous fixed document which formed Rotherham's JSNA between September 2011 to February 2014.

What does the Rotherham JSNA do?  

Rotherham's JSNA is a public repository and summary of information from a wide range of sources relevant to health and wellbeing in Rotherham. Its purpose is to distil the available evidence of need into a series of answers to the following three questions for each issue or subject area covered:

  • Why is this an issue?
  • What is the local picture?
  • What is the trend and what can we predict will happen over time? 

The Health and Wellbeing Board takes this summary information and identifies our local priorities. These priorities are used to develop the Joint Health and Well-being Strategy which sets out what partners will do to address the health, care and social challenges facing the borough. It is not the purpose of the JSNA to set out policies or priorities to address the needs it describes.

See under "Information on Introduction" below for key issues arrising from the JSNA and Health and Wellbeing Strategy priorities.

Local Resources

Health and Wellbeing Strategy

National/Regional Resources