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Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment provides a picture of current and future health needs of the local population, by collating a range of evidence in one place.

Inequalities are often caused by an accumulation of disadvantage throughout life, rather than a single point in time, therefore tackling them requires a life course approach. Reflecting the Marmot approach, The Lincolnshire JSNA addresses health inequalities across all ages and stages of life. It tells us about lifestyle behaviours, health conditions, the needs of vulnerable groups and the wider factors that impact on health and wellbeing, like transport, housing and employment.  

The JSNA is an ongoing process, rather than a published document. Like how it is continually added to and updated with new data, The Lincolnshire JSNA and its host website the LHIH is continually being improved upon. You are currently looking at the Beta version of the JSNA, which means the site is still in development and in a testing stage.
Explore this Beta version and send us feedback at, or return to the original version of the JSNA by clicking here.

Start Well

Start Well is all about our children and young people in Lincolnshire, aged 0-19 years old.

Live Well

Live Well is all about our working age population in Lincolnshire, adults up to 64 years old.

Age Well

Age Well is all about our older adult population in Lincolnshire, aged 65 years and over.

JSNA in Pictures

The series of infographics to the right provide an overview of the health and wellbeing of Lincolnshire’s population. These can also be viewed or downloaded as a PDF using the Download button.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are several FAQs about the JSNA. If you have any further queries about the Lincolnshire JSNA process or website, please email This will help us to develop this page.

What is the JSNA?

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) looks at current and future health and care needs of local populations to inform and guide the planning and commissioning (buying) of health, well‐being and social care services within a local authority area.


  • Provides a common view of health and care needs for the local community
  • Documents current service provision
  • Identifies gaps in health and care services, documenting unmet needs
  • Provides evidence of effectiveness for different health and care interventions
  • Looks at the health of the population, with a focus on behaviours which affect health such as
    smoking, diet and exercise
  • Identifies health inequalities
  • Is concerned with wider social factors that have an impact on people’s health and wellbeing,
    such as housing, poverty and employment.
When will the JSNA be finished?

The JSNA is an ongoing process, rather than a published document. It has been described as a bookcase, upon which books (or further information) is continually added as it becomes available. 

Who is involved in the JSNA?

The Health and Wellbeing Board has a statutory responsibility to prepare a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Lincolnshire. The JSNA is compiled in partnership with local health and wellbeing providers and commissioners, including local authorities, NHS, Healthwatch and other community organisations. The priorities identified from the JSNA are then used by the Health and Wellbeing Board to inform the Lincolnshire Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy. By taking this collaborative approach, local partners are clear of the ways in which they can work together to improve health and wellbeing and to reduce inequalities in the local population.

The Integrated Care Board and Integrated Care Partnership are also required to take account of the JSNA in the planning of local health services and in the development of the Integrated Care Strategy.

Where does the information come from?

Information comes from a range of sources including national data sets, registrations of births and deaths, NHS and council services, and local surveys and consultation events.

Below are the primary sources of qualitative information (data) which are used to inform the JSNA:

Can I share my organisations' data or documents?

Yes, the LHIH encourages organisations to share information to help develop a robust shared evidence base supported by all partners. The shared evidence base exists to improve understanding of challenges and opportunities within the county and ensure better targeted support for health and wellbeing.

If you feel you have valuable information to contribute to the JSNA then please email

How can I help promote the JSNA?

The following document provides an introduction to the JSNA and can be shared amongst your networks:

Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment