Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are required to produce a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) of the health and wellbeing of their local community. The JSNA is an ongoing process by which local authorities, CCGs and other public sector partners jointly describe the current and future health and wellbeing needs of the local population and identify priorities for action to inform commissioning of health, wellbeing and social care services locally.

The Merton Story and Merton Story Summary provide a snapshot of the local needs which have been identified through the JSNA process, and is developed to inform commissioning intentions in the borough.

The ward health profiles provide an overview of health and related factors for each of Merton’s 20 wards.¬† Each profile looks at the ward’s demographic make-up, life-expectancy at birth, deprivation, crime, health indicators for children, adults and older people, as well as main causes of mortality.

Please click the link to view the following pieces of information on health and wellbeing in the borough


Health Profiles

Merton Disability – Health and Care Profile

Physical activity in Merton

Severe mental illness in Merton 

Musculoskeletal Diseases in Merton 2018

National Child Measurement Programme in Merton 2017/18