Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

What is the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) contains information about people in Oxfordshire, which helps us understand their health and wellbeing needs.

The JSNA brings together information from different sources and partners to create a shared evidence base. It is intended to support service planning, decision-making, and delivery.

The audience for the JSNA includes the Health and Wellbeing Board, commissioners and managers of health and social care services, District Councils, health and social care providers, voluntary sector organisations, students, academics, community groups, and the general public.

Given the breadth of the audience, there is no single set of reports which will meet everyone’s needs. We have therefore created a set of resources which users can explore to find the most relevant information for them.

The summary report presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board focuses on the headline facts uncovered by the most recent analysis of the data.

How should I use the JSNA?

There are various ways to explore the information held in the JSNA:

What is the Data Directory?

What is in the publications directory?

What if I want to explore data which isn’t available?

 Will there be further updates to the data collection in the future?


  • Explore and visualise data about Oxfordshire and its residents using our exclusive interactive content.
  • A selection of sources of data relevant to the JSNA, health, and wellbeing.
  • A picture of community pharmacies and dispensing services in Oxfordshire.