Agenda item

Joint Health Needs Assessment (JNSA) - Emma Robinson and Helen Jessop (HWBB.09.11.23/5)


Emma Robinson, Senior Public Health Officer, BMBC, delivered a presentation which provided the Board with an interactive overview of the Joint Health Needs Assessment (JNSA).


The presentation reminded the Board of the approach being undertaken to develop the JNSA.  The JSNA was a continuous process which aimed to assess the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of the local population and to inform the local Health and Wellbeing Strategy.


The JSNA would provide information on topics under the priority areas of:


  • Good physical and mental health
  • Diverse and welcoming communities
  • Health and Care Services
  • Prevention and Early Intervention
  • Environment, economy and employment


The Board were provided with details of the next steps for developing the JNSA, which included:


·     A continuous process of updating the data, intelligence and insights.

·     Work taking place on the underlying indicator tables across the 5 priority themes (which may involve wider consultation with Health and Wellbeing Board partners).

·     Keeping abreast of wider developments that may support JSNA process – for example, SY ICS Data and Insights Strategy and InSYghts platform.


The Board were asked to provide their feedback on the proposed approach, if there were any gaps which could be identified, and any thoughts with regards how to achieve the right balance between data and narrative.


In response, the Board commented that the JNSA was an excellent interactive framework, was user friendly, reflected lived experience and positive stories of the local population.


The Board asked how assets could be developed and reflected in the JNSA.  In response, it was noted that a discussion would take place with Research and Intelligence colleagues to help develop a wider repository.


The Board suggested that it may be useful to hold a separate session at a future date, to discuss in detail how Board Members could undertake further work to improve life expectancy in Barnsley.  In response, it was confirmed that there were strategies in place, and these could be linked to the data included in the JSNA.  It was noted that a future discussion would be welcomed.


On behalf of Health Watch Barnsley, Adrian England offered the services of Lesley Cooper who would be able to assist in providing intelligence to fill in any gaps.


The Board were informed that the Health Intelligence Group would review the JNSA on an annual basis to confirm if it still contained the correct priorities, data and health inequalities.  Furthermore, plans were in place to include within the JSNA, the health inequalities of the most vulnerable groups in Barnsley, which would include homeless people, refugees and asylum seekers.


RESOLVED that the presentation be noted.

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