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
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