The CCG works closely with Thurrock Council and the Public Health team to help develop the Thurrock Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA).
The JSNA is the tool that helps health and care organisations to plan services for their population. The document summarises some of the key issues facing Thurrock.
A theme that runs throughout the JSNA is that of health inequalities – inequalities in life chances, opportunities, and health and wellbeing outcomes of different populations within the Borough. With a population estimate of about 173,000, the inequalities are often stark and significant.
- There are high levels of deprivation in Thurrock (2010 IMS Scores);
- Thurrock has a younger population compared to England with a greater proportion of 0-4 year olds compared to England and a smaller proportion of 60+;
- Thurrock will see a significant ageing of its population;
- There is an 8.3 year gap in life expectancy between males and a 4.3 year gap between females (10% between the most affluent and most deprived areas).
The JSNA recommends that the first two priorities of the Thurrock Health and Wellbeing Strategy should be to reduce health inequalities by:
- Reducing the overall prevalence of smoking within Thurrock and reducing the difference in smoking prevalence between affluent and deprived areas.
- Reducing the overall prevalence of both adult and child obesity within Thurrock and reducing the difference in obesity prevalence between affluent and deprived areas.
Thurrock CCG is committed to ensuring people have are able to have control and make choices about their own mental and physical health. Find out more about our choice commitments in our Patient Choice Policy Statement: