The third Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Kirklees identifies the key challenges facing the health and wellbeing of children and adults in Kirklees. The main purpose of the JSNA is to help local organisations plan and deliver services to tackle these challenges effectively and efficiently.
The JSNA has been developed by NHS Kirklees, the council and other partners and builds on the information in the previous editions. There is no new data from the CLIK (Currently Living in Kirklees) survey about adults but there is significant new information from the 2009 Young People's Survey. These local sources of information are combined with information and data from a wide range of other sources, including consultation with local people, to produce a coherent picture of the needs of local people and communities across Kirklees, both geographical and with a common issue.
The production of the JSNA has been a statutory duty for primary care trusts and local authorities since 2007. There is a new legal requirement for the NHS and local authority commissioners to use the information in the JSNA when commissioning services.