Place-based needs assessments (PBNAs)

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 ('wider determinants' of health).

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

Public Health Suffolk's Knowledge and Intelligence Team will publish the PBNAs here when they are ready. Most of the information is taken from public data. In 2020, we want to update the PBNAs with previously unpublished information from Children and Young People's Services, Adult and Community Services, and the Fire Service.

The PBNAs build on work that was done for similar Connect areas in 2016. 

For other local statistics, please see our page on small area statistics, or contact the Knowledge and Intelligence Team.

Sample INT report cover
Sample INT report cover

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)

Map of PBNA areas

Haverhill INT full report (v2.0) and Haverhill executive summary.

The report and summary have been updated to correct wording in the wider determinants: crime section (September 2019).


The final report is Ipswich full report, as well as a ten page Executive Summary (Ipswich).

Final report: Mildenhall and Brandon PBNA, with a seven page Executive Summary (Mildenhall & Brandon). These documents have been updated (September 2019) to correct some chart labels (data is unchanged).

We presented some of the key findings at the INT meeting on 24 July: Presentation (Mildenhall & Brandon).