Health and Wellbeing Board

The Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of the Kensington and Chelsea population and must have a plan that explains how it will do this.

This plan, known as the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), must be based on evidence of local need found in the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and set priorities for action that will make a real impact on people’s lives.

The outcomes the Board wants to achieve will inform the buying (“commissioning”) of health and social care services that will address needs identified in the JSNA.

You can read the JSNA Highlight Report: Kensington and Chelsea ( external website)

Developing the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2016-21

The Health and Wellbeing Board hosted a number of conversations in 2016 with members of the public, staff from local authority and NHS organisations, and voluntary and community sector representatives and completed a thorough review of the evidence of local need contained in the JSNA. This helped the Board identify four priority areas where it will focus efforts over the next five years. 

  1. Supporting good mental health for all
  2. Supporting children, young people and families to have the best possible start
  3. Addressing the rising tide of long-term conditions
  4. Building a sustainable health and social care system that is fit for the future

Predicting the borough's health and well-being

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) identifies the current and future health and social care needs of the borough’s population and analyses whether needs are being met locally. It has been carried out jointly by Kensington and Chelsea Council and NHS Kensington and Chelsea.

The Tri-Borough JSNA website explains the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment ( JSNA) process in the Tri-Borough area of Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. It provides guidance on how to conduct a JSNA, downloadable reports from previous JSNAs, local data and links to commissioning tools

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

JSNAs are developed jointly by local health and social care partners. They provide a detailed picture of health needs of the local population, usually focusing on a specific topic. The information is used to identify actions that local agencies will need to take to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Find out more on the JSNA website.