Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

JSNAs for Westminster & Kensington and Chelsea


JSNAs are developed jointly by local health and social care partners. They provide a detailed picture of the health needs of the local population, usually focusing on a specific topic. This information is used to identify actions that local agencies will need to take to improve the well-being of individuals and communities across the triborough.

The diagram below represents the commissioning cycle. JSNAs include all parts of 'strategic planning': needs assessments, reviewing provisions and deciding priorities.

Local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are responsible for producing JSNAs. Many other partners are involved in the process, including service providers, voluntary organisations and bodies representing patients and service users.

Commissioning cycle

(This diagram was developed by the NHS Information Centre as part of World Class Commissioning.)

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