Nottingham Insight

Health and wellbeing


Health and wellbeing is a broad, holistic concept that includes physical, mental and social wellbeing. It also looks at health from a life course approach, in other words from cradle to grave. Behavioural or lifestyle factors such as physical activity, diet and alcohol consumption influences health and wellbeing, as well as wider determinants of health such as air quality. These factors interact and impact on individual and population health.

Nottingham City Council and its partners have a responsibility to improve the health and wellbeing of its population. Under the 2012 Health and Social Care Act, they come together as the Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board.

In order to fulfil this responsibility, Nottingham City Health and Wellbeing Board members are required to review and assess the health issues within the population to develop an understanding of health needs. They do this through the production of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which is a statutory duty.

Other information in this section includes:

  • Health Needs Assessments (HNAs) – these are systematic ways of identifying a population’s unmet health needs to inform commissioning to meet those needs
  • Health Equity Audits (HEAs) – these are review procedures which examine how health determinants, access to services and related outcomes are distributed across the population
  • Key health strategies and links to useful resources
  • Information about Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS)

Key Contacts

Public Health Knowledge & Intelligence Team

Nottingham City Council

Loxley House

Station Street