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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.

The most recent JSNA documents inform requirements for 2 future Integrated Healthy Living Centres (IHLC), to be located in Tilbury and Purfleet.

In 2015, 3 JSNA documents were published. The first looked specifically at the needs of our children and young people and was published in March 2015. Another looks at the demography of our population as a whole and was approved in June 2015. The third is a 'deep dive' extensive analysis of cancer in Thurrock, which was approved in November 2015.

An overarching Thurrock JSNA was published in 2012: