Place-based needs assessments

*November 2020: PBNAs for Suffolk have been updated*

Place-based needs assessments (PBNAs) are focused on a place, not a condition or specific population group. They are created for smaller areas than the local authorities or Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). 

PBNAs include information on housing, education and poverty, as they can affect people's health and wellbeing: they are 'wider determinants' of health.  Most of the information is taken from public data.

The 2020 updates use previously unpublished information from Children and Young People's Services, Adult and Community Services, and the Fire Service. PBNAs were first produced in 2019 and build on work that was done for similar Connect areas in 2016. 

Public Health Suffolk's Knowledge and Intelligence Team have created PBNAs for Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) in West Suffolk and Ipswich and East Suffolk CCGs, and for PCNs in the parts of Suffolk covered by Norfolk and Waveney CCG. PBNAs were also produced for Great Yarmouth and the Northern villages and Gorleston in 2019.

INT members include local councils (Suffolk district and borough councils as well as services from Suffolk County Council), the NHS (including GPs, community healthcare, the Clinical Commissioning Groups) and local organisations. PBNAs give INT members evidence about the communities they serve, and the needs of those communities. This informs decision-making and service-planning. 

For other local statistics, please visit the Suffolk Observatory or contact the Knowledge and Intelligence Team.

This map shows the areas covered by place-based needs assessments (PBNAs):

  • 13 Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) areas
  • 4 Primary Care Network (PCN) areas (South Waveney, Lowestoft, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and Northern Villages)

PBNAs by area

All are version 2, published in November 2020, unless stated.

Map of INTs
Map of INTs