Public health

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) looks at the health needs of local people to help us:

  • commission health, well-being and social care services in the borough
  • improve the physical and mental health and well-being of individuals and communities

It supports commissioning processes used by health, council and community organisations in Thurrock.

Through the JSNA we lead in promoting work with partners on local commissioning plans, including support for joint commissioning arrangements where it meets the needs of each party. We work with through the Health and Well-being Board to make sure the JSNA informs the Health and Well-being Strategy.

Our most recent JSNA publications include a study of year-on-year increases in obesity, and an up-to-date look at the needs of our children and young people. This latter was first produced in 2015 and now has updated Demography and National Child Measurement Programme sections.

In 2016. JSNA documents informed the requirements for 2 future Integrated Healthy Living Centres (IHLC), to be located in Tilbury and Purfleet.

JSNA publications in 2015 included a look at the demography of our population as a whole, and a 'deep dive' extensive analysis of cancer in Thurrock. A document on the needs of our children and young people was also published and subsequently updated in 2017, above.

An overarching Thurrock JSNA was published in 2012: