NASCISNational Adult Social Care Intelligence Service

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) has collated key indicators and data to help commissioners across health and social care complete their Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). Further information about JSNA is available on the Department of Health website.

What data is available?

This service provides access to data identified in the JSNA core dataset, either through the NASCIS online analytical tool, through direct data downloads or through a link to the original source of the data.

In addition, a selection of JSNA indicators developed by the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) are also available. These indicators have been derived using existing health data sets but allow users to drill down from local authority and PCT level to smaller geographic areas and cut across the above JSNA domains.

Available Indicators by Geography and Measure

NASCIS Analytical Processing tool

A number of JSNA indicators are surfaced through the NASCIS analytical processing tool. This tool allows flexible analysis of the indicators, enabling users to ‘slice and dice’ the data by time series and geographic area.

JSNA data in NASCIS online analytical processing tool

Data downloads

All data is also available as a direct data download. These downloads represent the latest available published data. Further information about the data can be found within the metadata.

Accessing JSNA Data

You can access the data by the following means:

Quick Guidance on using the Analytical Processing tool

JSNA data surfaced through the analytical tool is available at different area levels and with varying measures, dependant on how the source data was collected. Please refer to the Data Availability spreadsheet to see at what level data is available and with what measures

Each Indicator contains a code for the latest period obf data available in the following format X YQ where:

X = time period (i.e. F= Financial year; A= Academic year; C= Calendar year; P= Pooled years)
Y = Year (i.e. 10= 2010; 1011= 2010/11; 0307= 2003-2007)
Q = Quarter (i.e. Q1= quarter 1)

For efficiency it is recommended that you choose your specific area/s prior to dragging on ‘Measures’ (which will render the grid).

Further guidance on using the Analytical tool is available in the JSNA guidance document and in greater detail in the Analytical Tool guidance document