Assessing Health Needs
NHS Salford CCG recognises that it is essential for us to fully understand the health needs of our population if we are to be successful in addressing health inequalities.
We produce an annual Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) in conjunction with the Local Authority. This identifies where inequalities exist and describes the future health and wellbeing needs of Salford's population. The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment examines a variety of behavioural factors and the health needs for children, young people, families, and adults.
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 form a key part of the evidence base on which our commissioning decisions are made in order to improve health and well-being and reduce inequalities.
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 information on Salford's Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS) published May 2013.
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.