Purpose and use

The JSNA supports an overall approach to using evidence and intelligence to identify priorities in order to help us all improve health and wellbeing in Swindon – it is not an end in itself.

The JSNA highlights the importance of local partners working together to improve health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities. Users of JSNA include partnership bodies such as the HWB and One Swindon, commissioning bodies such as Swindon Borough Council and NHS Swindon Clinical Commissioning Group and a much wider range of agencies and individuals who contribute to improving health and reducing inequalities.

The JSNA is used to guide strategy. This summary document provides an overview of key issues and should be used alongside other JSNA reports and bulletins and other supporting evidence. Whilst it is hard to summarise complex forces that interact with each other, it provides an important focus for strategy development.

Figure 1 shows how the commissioning cycle and JSNA and JHWS fit together

Figure 1