Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Berkshire East

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Welcome to the Berkshire East JSNA

This website brings together a library of resources to help assess the health, care and wellbeing needs of communities across Berkshire East and inform local decision making.

This JSNA website has been created by the Berkshire East Public Health Hub, in partnership with the three Berkshire East local authorities – Bracknell Forest Council, Slough Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM). Local health colleagues from Frimley Health Integrated Care Board (ICB) have also supported the JSNA process and provided information where possible.

The website provides a library of up-to-date and relevant information about Berkshire East’s population and their health and wellbeing. This includes People and Place Summaries for each of the local authority areas, as well as more detailed topic packs and health needs assessments that focus on specific areas.

In addition to the resources included on this website, there are also links to relevant research,  national guidance and more detailed datasets that are available elsewhere. You can find these listed under the relevant topic areas by navigating to the topic you are interested in. Real-time data on a large number of topics are also available on the Berkshire Observatory website.

The Berkshire East JSNA will be continually updated and developed, based on the priorities agreed by the local authorities. If you are aware of any information or resources that you think should be included on the website, please do contact us.

What is a JSNA?

JSNA stands for Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. It is a statutory process by which local authorities and health services work together to assess the current and future health, care and wellbeing needs of the local population to inform local decision making. Decision making can be anything from planning or commissioning services for a specific community to determining overarching priorities for Health and Wellbeing Strategies.

The main goal of the JSNA is to improve people’s health and wellbeing by ensuring local needs and priorities are identified, while helping to reduce the inequality gap between different groups in the local community.

Berkshire West JSNA

The JSNAs for the Berkshire West local authorities can be found on the main Berkshire Observatory site. For more information, please go to the following pages:


West Berkshire


Latest News

11TH APRIL 2024

RBWM Ward Profiles

The latest RBWM Ward Profiles November 2023 is now available on the website. You can find these under Overarching Assessment and Profiles in the Ward Profiles section.


Topic Packs

Topic Packs for Homelessness and Vulnerable Migrants have been created for each of the Berkshire East local authorities. These are available under the Inclusion Health and Inequality Groups topic area.


JSNA Summaries

The latest People and Place JSNA summaries for each local authority in Berkshire East are now completed and live on our website. You can find these at the bottom of the front page, or by clicking the link here: JSNA Summaries


One Page Summaries for cardiovascular disease

One page summaries for topics relating to cardiovascular disease have been added. These provide a high level summary of each subject and what the local picture looks like. You can view these in the latest resource section for Cardiovascular disease.


Search Bar

A search function is now available to the JSNA website. It is accessible on all the pages underneath the main menu banner.

7TH JULY 2023

Mental Health Topic Packs

Mental Health Topic Packs for all three of the Berkshire East local authorities have been created and added to the Mental Health Section under the Disease Conditions and Health Care topic menu. Or Click to go directly to this page here.

1ST JUNE 2023

Census 2021 Page

A newly created Census 2021 page has been created within our JSNA website, to ensure anything relating to the 2021 Census can be found in one place together. You can find this page under the overarching topic menu or by clicking here.


JSNA People and Place Summaries

The annual update of the JSNA People and Places Summaries have been produced for each of the three Berkshire East local authorities. The latest report is now available and can be found here. These have been split into sections to understand the demographics of the overall population, specific age groups, key health conditions and as a ‘place ‘(deprivation, housing, environment and crime).


Census 2021 data

Demography and migration data from the Census 2021 is now available through our online Berkshire Observatory. This includes information on household and resident characteristics, international migration, population and household estimates.


News Page

As part of ongoing developments, a news page has been added in the navigation bar. This includes all current and past latest news posts.

19th october 2022

How-to Videos

As part of the feedback received from the initial launch, How-to videos have been created and are now available on the website. These include an overview of the website structure, navigation guides and tips for using the Topic Packs. Please take a look at the relevant videos Help – Berkshire East JSNA (

30th September 2022

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) 2022-2025

It is a statutory duty to publish and keep up to date a statement of needs for pharmaceutical services and this is called a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA), The latest PNAs for Bracknell Forest, Slough and Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) have now been published and can be found here.

The purpose of the PNA is to inform local plans for the commissioning of specific and specialised pharmaceutical services, which is then used to support the decision-making process for applications for new pharmacies or changes of pharmacy premises undertaken by NHS England.

JSNA Summaries

The JSNA People and Place Summaries provide an overview of the population in each of the three Berkshire East local authority areas, including factors that impact on how they live.