What makes up the Kent JSNA

The Kent Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is made up of a set of products updated at agreed intervals, led by the Kent public health team. The Kent JSNA development process is currently undergoing significant changes due to changing organisation and system priorities, linked to the Kent & Medway STP, and based on recommendations presented to the Kent Health and Wellbeing Board. Its content is currently under review and will feature a population cohort model.

ProductPurposeBy whomTimescale for refresh
JSNA summary infographic
Report providing a simple infographic summary of some of the key health and wellbeing issues in Kent.
Compiled by the Consultant lead for JSNA and the Kent Public Health ObservatoryEvery 3 years (next refresh due 2019)
Current summary infographic (PDF, 260.5 KB)
JSNA exception reportReport summarising updates and exceptions in the intervening 3 year refresh period of JSNA overview summary reportConsultant lead for JSNA
Every December
JSNA overview summary reportReport summarising population needs by Kent,
CCG and district population as well as key programme areas
Compiled by the Consultant lead for JSNA and Head of Public Health Intelligence
In the past, JSNA overview reports have been produced every 3 years.  Whilst we are no longer producing updates to these summaries, access to the latest overview reports can be found below.
JSNA programme chapter summariesElectronic chapters describing key issues and recommendations across 40 different programme areas and risk groupsConsultant and specialist lead for the different areas
In the past, JSNA programme chapter summaries have updated on an annual basis, every September.  Whilst we are no longer producing updates to these summaries, access to the last chapter summary updates can be found below.
Health and Social Care Maps (HSCM)Articulate needs of population at a sub Kent level across the lifecourse over more than 100 different indicators/measuresKent Public Health Observatory. A data subgroup of the JSNA/JHWS group will oversee its development
Updated throughout the year
Needs assessment and equity auditsThese are done across different programme areas and risk groupsConsultant and specialist leads
Depends on local priorities and expectations

All work is carried out in partnership with respective department/directorate teams.