This NHS Confederation briefing discusses the use of evidence from the voluntary and community sector as a source of information when preparing Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) and how to thereby achieve improved commissioning decisions. It offers an overview of the unique knowledge, expertise and insights likely to be possessed by voluntary and community sector organisations concerning their local communities.
Comparing apples with oranges? How to make better use of evidence from the voluntary and community sector to improve health outcomes. Issue No. 273. London: NHS Confederation, August 2014.
Possibly also of interest concerning health and wellbeing boards:
Stronger together: how health and wellbeing boards can work effectively with local providers. London: NHS Confederation, January 2013.