JSNA Guidance published by Department of Health

department of healthThe Department of Health have now issued statutory guidance on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs).

The Statutory Guidance has been issued following consultation on draft guidance, which Compact Voice responded to.

The Guidance makes the case for JSNAs engaging with the VCS (including organisations that represent specific groups) in these processes: because of the insight and information they can provide to help JSNAs better reflect the needs and views of people in vulnerable circumstances, and because of the ‘great value such organisations can bring to the process’.

The Guidance makes clear that local Compacts should be recognised in JSNAs and joint health and wellbeing strategies – this could include all local partners signing up to a local Compact.

Download the guidance here (PDF).

Need more information about what JSNAs are and the impact they have on your work? Read our guide to 'Informing and Influencing the New Local Health Landscape'.
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