If we are to be successful in addressing the health inequalities across Salford, we need to really understand the health needs of our population.
Salford's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a strategic assessment of current and future needs of local communities. Whilst health, wellbeing and social care are a focus of the assessment, a range of other information is also included.
The assessment can be used to help local organisations to choose their priorities and plan local services. For example, it is used to inform Start Well, Live Well, Age Well, the Salford 'blueprint' for our health and social care.
Targeted health needs assessments are also completed in areas where it is felt there is a lack of information. In recent years, this has resulted in JSNA chapters now being dedicated to homelessness, mental wellbeing, Orthodox Jewish Community Needs Assessment, infant mortality, improving life chances and ending family poverty, physical disabilities, learning disabilities and carers.
These health needs assessments play a key role in the evidence we use in order to make our commissioning decisions to improve health and well-being and reduce inequalities. The JSNA is usually one of the first ports of call when we complete equality impact assessments.
Click here for further information on Salford's Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
Click here for further information on Salford's Health Needs Assessments (HNAs).
Click here for Salford City Council's Community Impact Assessments (CIAs).
NHS Salford CCG also evaluates the appropriateness and effectiveness of health services through the systematic completion of Health Equity Audits. Each audit ensures that for a defined population, access to effective services and health outcomes are reviewed. Where necessary, actions are agreed and subsequently evaluated to determine their impact on reducing inequity.
To view the Salford CCG Accessibility Statement click here.
Salford Jewish Community Health Research Report 2016
NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group initiated the commissioning of a piece of research work to assess the health needs of Salford Jewish communities, whilst also exploring the best methods of engagement with the communities. They were keen for the research to ensure that all sections of the communities were represented.
To view the Salford Jewish Community Health Research Report 2016 click here.