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Click here to read the updated Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2024


Swindon’s Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) is a partnership established to ensure an integrated and collaborative approach to health social care across Swindon. The Board is responsible for producing the Swindon Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy and the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). Click on the tiles below to read more about the current and future health and wellbeing and social care needs of Swindon’s population. 





Director of Public Health Annual Report 2023

The Director of Public Health (DPH) has a statutory requirement, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012, to produce an annual report detailing the health of the population. The purpose of this report is to provide insight into the health of people in Swindon. The 2023 report focuses on the impact of housing and health. It considers some of the societal, financial, and environmental impacts of poor housing on health, offering an overview of

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Health Protection Annual Report 2022-23

Health Protection is a term used to describe a set of activities within the public health system that protects individuals, groups and populations from communicable (infectious) diseases and other threats to health, including non-infectious environmental hazards such as chemicals and radiation. Health protection is one of the responsibilities of the local Director of Public Health, working with key partners including the UK Health Security Agency, the NHS, national government, industry, other agencies and the public.

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Swindon Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2024 update

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) provides an overview of the current and future health and wellbeing needs of people in Swindon. The JSNA presents key facts, intelligence and challenges for a wide range of public health topics which are organised under 5 thematic areas: People and the community, Place, Starting Well, Living and Working well, and Ageing Well. Many of the health topics included within are also examined in greater detail in separate health

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‘How are you?’ student survey results

The results to the 2023-2024 How Are You? pupils’ voice survey for Year 8 and Year 10 pupils in Swindon have been published and are available to view or download from the surveys page of the JSNA website.  The survey is carried out in Swindon’s secondary schools to learn about the changing behaviours of young people as they get older. The analysis of the survey helps Swindon’s public health team to provide a personalised approach to the

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Swindon’s Whole Systems Approach to Healthy Weight strategy 2023-2033

Swindon faces a growing public health challenge with rising overweight and obesity rates, carrying potential negative consequences for individuals as well as families, and putting additional strain on local health and social care systems. Previous approaches addressing this complex issue have proven insufficient in changing trends.  Swindon’s Whole Systems Approach to Healthy Weight strategy 2023-2033 acknowledges the wider determinants of health such as income equality, access to green space, the food environment, food costs and food

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