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Shropshire’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The priorities are based on population health needs that are identified in the joint intelligence work, which in turn influences decision making and informs the commissioning of services through the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for the JSNA and the strategy.

We use data from a range of sources to provide information for the JSNA process. This includes information about the population, housing, employment, the effects of lifestyle on health, prevalence of diseases, services used and their effectiveness, community perspectives and other local data from a variety of sources.

The data used in this process is both qualitative and quantitative, and may also come from existing reports, such as the Community Strategy or parish plans.

An important part of the JSNA process is testing what the data tells us against the views and priorities of people living in Shropshire. We do this in a number of ways:

  • Through our partnerships with the public, partner organisations and providers
  • Holding stakeholder focus groups
  • Service-user feedback such as patient participation group surveys
  • Specific consultation such as the ‘Live Life Your Way’ consultation about adult social care
  • Community-led plans such as parish plans and place plans

This data will be added to over time as more becomes available, which will give greater insights into the needs of the local population.

So far we’ve gathered evidence from a range of sources. However, we recognise that other partners will also have useful information to help us build a comprehensive evidence base.

If you have information that could assist us in building the evidence base please feel free to contact us with your comments and suggestions. Please email Shropshire.Together@shropshire.gov.uk or call 01743 253972..

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