The county council works with a number of partners and this area links to their research and data. The area includes a link to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment available on NHS Dorset's website.
Data on the adjacent areas of Bournemouth and Poole are included in our tables when it is available to us in the original source. However, both areas are run by unitary authorities and do not come under the county council's jurisdiction. They both have their own research sections and you can directly access:
- NHS Dorset - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment
A Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a way Primary Care Trusts (PCTs), local authorities and other public sector partners work together to understand the current and future health and well-being needs of the local population and identify future priorities.