The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Gateshead identifies the current and future health and well-being needs of the local population. It informs the priorities and targets set within the Gateshead Local Area Agreement. It will lead to agreed commissioning priorities that aim to improve outcomes and reduce health inequalities.
This JSNA has been undertaken jointly by Gateshead Council and Gateshead Primary Care Trust. Representatives from health care providers and from third sector organisations sat on the Gateshead JSNA Steering Group. Consultation with the public and service users was a key part of the process which informed the findings.
There is a statutory duty under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act (2007) for local authorities and primary care trusts to undertake a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
2009 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
2008 Joint Strategic Needs Assessment