The Board has a duty to prepare a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy for meeting needs identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA is a local view of current and future health and social care needs that could be met by the City Council, Clinical Commissioning Group or NHS England.
The current strategy – Happier, Healthier Lives – was agreed by the Board in July 2016 and sets agreed priorities for the next four years. The aim of the Strategy is to increase healthy life expectancy in Nottingham and make it one of the healthiest big cities, as well as reducing inequalities in health by targeting the neighbourhoods with the lowest levels of healthy life expectancy. The Strategy sets out a commitment to achieving the following four outcomes: