Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2016

The requirement to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) has been government policy since 2007.

Further information

The JSNA brings together information and data regarding the population health and wellbeing of people in Leicester as a starting point for local strategy development and commissioning decisions.


Download the Leicester Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2016 snapshots document and infographic slides using the links below. For an editable, PowerPoint version of the slides, please email

We welcome feedback. If you have any comments, questions or suggestions, we would be glad to hear from you. Please email

If you would like to be kept up to date, join the JSNA email group which will keep you informed of changes and additions to these JSNA webpages. Please email us.

What’s available and why?

The JSNA 2016 is a series of briefings which give an overview of topics related to the health and wellbeing of people in Leicester. These briefings are intended as starting points for discussion and consideration which can lead to action.

Each briefing provides information on the topic it covers and links to further information, strategies and statistics as appropriate. These links include the more detailed and narrowly focused need assessments (JSpNAs) on specific topics, services, communities or conditions, which commissioners need to consider before making major commissioning decisions.

Besides its relevance to health, social care and public health organisations, it is intended that the briefings will be helpful to those in the voluntary and community sector (and more widely) and supportive of combined efforts to improve health and wellbeing.

These briefings, however, are not a statement of policy of either Leicester City Council or Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group, or the Leicester Health and Wellbeing Board. The Leicester Health and Wellbeing Strategy presents the priorities for action to improve health and wellbeing which have been approved by the Health and Wellbeing Board.

These web pages

The JSNA is being put on its web pages in two blocks. The first block covers a range of topics relevant to the health and wellbeing, in the main, of the adult population:

A second block of JSNA 2016 will be published in 2018/2019. This will include a large section on Children and Young People and further topics relevant to adults:

  • Children and young people
  • Physical activity
  • Physical and sensory disabilities
  • Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender populations
  • Homelessness.


The briefings on these webpages will be reviewed at least annually and we welcome your comments and suggestions for improvement of specific briefings. Please send your comments to or telephone 0116 454 2023.

Inevitably, new information and data will be made available between development of this content and review. While we will try to keep these pages as up-to-date as possible, you may also want to search for further information at This will take you to a range of heath profiles and sources of information that are regularly updated.


Some of the JSpNAs (“deep dives”) available include:

  • Tuberculosis
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Sexual Health
  • Oral Health
  • Dementia
  • Mental Health
  • Sexual Violence Needs Assessment (with Safer Leicester Partnership)
  • Carers
  • Transition from children’s to adult services (autistic spectrum disorder)

Stay involved

If you would like to join the JSNA email group and be kept up to date with changes and additions to these JSNA webpages, please contact 

If you would like to discuss the JSNA please contact:

Sandie Harwood, Leicester City Council, Division of Public Health, 4th Floor, Halford Wing, City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester. LE1 1FZ.

Tel: 0116 454 2023. Email:


A large number of people have contributed to JSNA 2016 as authors, editors and via the two phased engagement held in February 2015 and January 2016. Our thanks to all involved.