What is the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment?

Hertfordshire's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) looks at the specific health and social care needs of our local population and points out areas of inequality. It helps public bodies decide what type of local services to commission.

The JSNA contains a variety of needs assessments, each looking at a different issue. They are regularly updated to reflect the changing needs of the population.

Who writes them?

Only needs assessments produced by Hertfordshire County Council are included in Hertfordshire's JSNA and available on this website. This ensures they all follow the same format and standards.

What's in them?

Each needs assessment looks at a health and wellbeing problem, including causes and risk factors. It then proposes solutions and makes recommendations for local commissioning and decision making. The document follows a standard format.