Hammersmith and Fulham is a small, but densely populated and vibrant borough with a large proportion of young working age residents and a low proportion of residents aged 65 and over and the fifth lowest number of children of any London Borough. It has high levels of migration in and out the borough, and ethnic and cultural diversity. Rich and poor live side by side, creating inequalities within small geographical areas.
The annual Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is carried out by the local Public Health Department in partnership working between the local authority, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the NHS, and community representatives. It is founded on a strong evidence base of need.
It provides a comprehensive local picture of health and wellbeing needs and how they may develop in the future, focused on the needs of the population as a whole, not individuals.
The JSNA has identified the main aspects of chronic disease that have major impacts on population health and wellbeing in Hammersmith and Fulham. These challenges include:
The JSNA also highlights a number of other areas of concern in Hammersmith and Fulham:
Hammersmith and Fulham CCG works closely with the Public Health team at the local authority to address these issues. You can find out more in the ‘What we do’ section of this site.