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JSNA tools and resources

There are a range of tools that deliver data and information to help provide a picture of local need. The links to resources will give you information to help complete your JSNA.

The Department of Health has collated a number of tools produced by the Association of Public Health Observatories that currently exist to support the JSNA process, these include:

A list of indicators to assist the preparation of a JSNA. The data set takes into account the National Indicator Set and Vital Signs and provides a good foundation which can be supplemented with local data and information.

This is a resource to explain the principles of statistical variability, confidence intervals and discussing strategies for dealing with small numbers, and common statistical pitfalls and fallacies

Statistical methods and software that can be used to of produce projections to assist a JSNA.

Key principles and resources that may help people share data legally and safely for the purpose of JSNA.

Approaches to defining, quantifying and presenting these inequalities.

Most Local Service Providers/PCTs/Local Authorities have already gathered the requisite data for JSNA. A most remarkable phenomenon has been the immense variance in the analysis, presentation, use and impact of the data and information produced. The work of the field sites attempts to address these issues and provide examples of good practice that has worked locally.

There are a range of external tools available with public health data, such as Instant Atlas (external link) - providing you with a picture of local health needs. The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has created the Scenario Generator (external link) - a modelling tool to support the design, planning and implementation of new health services.

Other Resources

Information to help you complete your JSNA:

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