The Bedford Borough Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a local assessment of current and future health and social care needs.
As a council, we have a duty to improve the health of our population.
To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources, including hospitals, to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area.
The JSNA is an essential tool used by the Health and Wellbeing Board. The Board uses is to assess the needs of the local population and sets out how these needs will be addressed.