The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Oxfordshire brings together a vast range of health and healthcare related data including public health, primary care, social care and hospital services. The data has been refreshed during 2011-12 as a national requirement.

The information underpins strategic planning and priority setting across Oxfordshire. Oxfordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board is accountable for ensuring a high quality JSNA is produced.

 This short report draws on the full JSNA data set and highlights particular issues that demand attention. It is not a full report on all the trends or interpretation of every indicator within the data set, but it does provide an overview of important issues for discussion. This will provide the context for discussion and priority setting at the Health and Wellbeing Board and for partner agencies to enable strategic planning.

8 April 2013

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is designed to help all agencies take account of the broader social, cultural, economic, political and physical environments that shape people’s experience of health and wellbeing. It supports persistent, systematic and scaled interventions, based on evidence and focused on outcomes. It does this by drawing on data from a variety of sources to foster a broader understanding of the impact that local partners can have on the social determinants of health. The JSNA is designed to encourage joined-up responses to these complex issues by providing a shared evidence base for planning. The way it has been put together, with input from teams across Oxfordshire County Council and NHS Oxfordshire, also further reinforces the local commitment towards partnership working.

The overall picture painted in the commentary from 2008 remains unchanged, but greater familiarity with the data covered in the JSNA means we have been able to examine our communities’ needs in new ways. This report should therefore be read alongside the original commentary and last year’s supplementary report, adding further to these documents rather than replacing them.

8 April 2013

A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the means by which the Primary Care Trust (PCT) and local authorities work together to understand the future health, care and well-being needs of their community. This understanding is critical to ensure that services meet the needs of the local population. The knowledge this yields underpins the evidence-based strategic plans that PCTs and local authorities are required to produce. It also informs the Local Area Agreement (LAA) targets and priorities and the Delivery Plan for the Sustainable Community Strategy (Oxfordshire 2030) for the next 3 to 5 years.

8 April 2013

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a shared data source which sets out the major health needs facing Oxfordshire.  We are talking about health here in its broadest sense, not just about specific diseases. Producing a JSNA is a shared duty of County Councils and Clinical Commissioning Groups through their Health and Wellbeing Boards. The findings are expected to have a strong influence on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. 

This summary report presented to the Health and Wellbeing Board focuses on the headline facts uncovered by the most recent analysis of the data. A new version of was republished in November 2014 with minor corrections to figures.


12 March 2014

This table contains data on Health and disability . The comparable table for the 2001 Census is KS008, which can be downloaded from the Neighbourhood Statistics website.
National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right.

19 December 2012

Briefing of the key facts from the 2011 Census, release 2, December 2012.

11 December 2012


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