Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

JSNAs analyse the health needs of populations to inform and guide commissioning of health, well-being and social care services within local authority areas. The JSNA will underpin the health and well-being strategies, a proposed new statutory requirement and commissioning plans.

The main goal of a JSNA is to accurately assess the health needs of a local population in order to improve the physical and mental health and well-being of individuals and communities. The NHS and upper-tier local authorities have had a statutory duty to produce an annual JSNA since 2007.

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA)

From 1 April 2013 every Health and Well-being Board (HWB) in England has a statutory responsibility to publish and keep up to the date a summary of the needs for pharmaceutical services of the population in its area.

HWB Latest JSNA 2018-2021
Cheshire East JSNA PNA
Cheshire West and Chester JSNA PNA
Warrington JSNA PNA


Public Health England (PHE) (Click to link through to separate page)