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Interactive Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment


During 2016 we will be reviewing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (or JSNA for short). Following an initial phase of engagement with key stakeholders during autumn 2015, which focused on the processes, content and structure of the current JSNA, a number of recommendations were taken to the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board in March 2016.

Further details about this review can be found below.

If you need to contact us about Lincolnshire's JSNA, please email

What is the JSNA?

The requirement to produce a JSNA has been a statutory duty on countywide local authorities and local NHS since 2007. The Health and Care Act (2012) further enhanced these duties by putting specific responsibilities on the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board to produce the JSNA and a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy, or JHWS for short.

The JSNA reports on the health and wellbeing needs of the people of Lincolnshire. It brings together detailed information on local health and wellbeing needs and looks ahead at emerging challenges and projected future needs.

The JSNA is the overarching evidence base and is used by the Health and Wellbeing Board to inform the shared priorities in the JHWS, and as the basis for the planning and commissioning of services.

The JSNA is not an end in itself, but is a continuous process of strategic assessment and planning. It is led by Public Health and involves County Council Children's and Adult Services, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), District Councils, Healthwatch Lincolnshire, the Voluntary and Community Sector and many other partners.

The current format of the JSNA has been in place since 2011 and is made up of around 35 individual topics each considering specific areas of need.

Review Process and Approach

The current JSNA is the starting point for the review during 2016. The topics have been divided into Review Cohorts based on the outcomes in the Marmot Review and a review programme is in place to ensure all the topics are updated by early 2017. Alongside this, any potential new JSNA topics identified as part of the review process will be considered and timetabled into the review programme.

The topic reviews will be undertaken by Expert Panels made up of representatives from a range of partners and agencies. Each Expert Panel will be supported by a Data Analyst and a JSNA Officer.

The refreshed JSNA will be published by April 2017 in time to inform the priority setting for the new Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.

If you need to contact us about the current JSNA review, please email

Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) is a document that aims to inform and influence decision about health and social care services in Lincolnshire so that they are focused on the needs of the people who use them and tackle the factors that affect everyone's health and wellbeing.

The production of the JHWS is a legal requirement under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Responsibility for producing it rests with the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board.