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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

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Since 1 April 2008, local authorities and PCTs have been under a statutory duty to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). JSNA will inform Local Area Agreements and the Sustainable Communities Strategy.

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2008/2009 refers to the importance of JSNA in informing PCT Operational Plans. JSNA underpins a number of the World Class Commissioning competencies.

The process of JSNA will establish the current and future health and wellbeing needs of a population, leading to improved outcomes and reductions in health inequalities. This is a partnership duty which involves a range of statutory and non-statutory partners, informing commissioning and the development of appropriate, sustainable and effective services.  

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