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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is the means by which the Council and local partner organisations work together to understand the future health, care and well-being needs of our community. The JSNA aims to support action to improve local people's well-being by ensuring that services meet their needs. The JSNA has recently been updated and expanded.

Health Profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority and region in England (apart from the Isles of Scilly and City of London because their small population size makes it difficult to generate data and analysis). They are designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities. The profiles present a set of key health indicators that show how the area compares to the national and regional average.

Community Network Profiles (Cornwall)  include a wide range of data relating to a local area including information about the population and the economic, environmental and social circumstances within it. Area profiles focus on small geographic areas and help to identify inequalities and issues within an area.

Health and wellbeing profiles provide information on some key health issues facing our communities. This includes information by GP practice as well as looking at what determines our health like child poverty, housing and community participation.

Longer lives highlights premature mortality (deaths for people under 75) across every local authority in England, giving people important information to help them improve their community’s health.

NHS Kernow is the Clinical Commissioning Group for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Its job is to buy health services for the population of the county and islands including hospitals, mental health services, children's services and community services. Our annual budget is around £700 million a year.

Public health provide specialist advice and support to NHS Kernow in order to help meet the needs and improve the health of the local population including tackling inequalities.

NHS England has 27 Local Area Teams across England including one for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. They have taken on direct commissioning responsibilities for GP services, dental services, pharmacy, and certain aspects of optical services. They have specialist public health staff working in each local team on issues like immunisation programmes, screening programmes and emergency plannign and resilience.

Changes to the NHS in England provides a useful overview of changes to the health service that came into effect from 1 April 2013.

Public Health England's role is to work with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation's health and support healthier choices. It is addressing inequalities by focusing on removing barriers to good health.

There are 15 local centres, including one for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and Somerset, which provide expert public health advice, support and services tailored to local needs.