Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
This sets out our local priorities for improving health and wellbeing in the borough for the next three years.
It has been developed by partners in Islington, including Islington Clinical Commissioning Group, Islington HealthWatch and the council.
Annual Public Health Report 2016-17
The focus of this year's report is the economics of prevention and in particular those interventions that will help the NHS save money.
Finding ways to transform the health and care system and make it sustainable for the future has never felt more pressing, given the current financial challenges facing the NHS and local government. Investing in prevention is a key part of the answer.
The report makes the case that further investment in prevention is needed in order to achieve a ‘radical upgrade’ in prevention and deliver a step-change in health outcomes and quality of life for residents.
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a way that local authorities, the NHS and other public sector partners work together to understand the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population and identify future priorities.
The JSNA is not just about health and personal social care services, it is also about the wider aspects of health and wellbeing including poverty, employment, education, housing and the environment. It uses the information gathered to identify local priorities and support commissioning of services and interventions that are based on need. This helps us achieve better health and wellbeing outcomes and reduce health inequalities in Islington.
The Evidence Hub is an interactive web-based resource that:
- enables us to carry out analysis on a regular basis
- highlights the main issues emerging within Islington
- forms the basis of Islington’s JSNA.