Assessing Health Needs

NHS Trafford CCG recognises that it is essential 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, Trafford Council. This identifies where inequalities exist and describes the future health and wellbeing needs of Trafford’s population.

The JSNA 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.

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 Trafford’s Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2012 to 2016.
  • Click here for information on Trafford’s Joint Health and Wellbeing Partnership
  • Click here for Trafford Council’s Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Trafford 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.