What we do

This site and content are created and maintained by Wirral Council Public Health Performance and Business Intelligence teams. .

We provide information related support and services to all parts of the local authority, to Wirral’s Clinical Commissioning Groupsas part of the Public Health offer and across the range of partners and members of public.

Below is a brief summary of the work of each of the teams. If you have a query then use our Contact Us form and it will be directed to the appropriate team on your behalf.


Performance Team

The Performance Team work covers a wide variety of work and subsequent public health information.

The team presents information on Wirral Council performance against its targets and where possible compared to other areas of England. Knowing how we are performing is vital to informing, monitoring and improving the health of our population, so this is a key part of the work of our team. Key elements of public health intelligence include; collection, generation, synthesis, appraisal, analysis, interpretation and communication of intelligence that assesses, measure and describes the health status, risks, needs and health outcome of populations.

Examples of what we do with public health and council performance information:

  • Annual Reports
  • Monthly performance reports
  • Monitoring trends in performance
  • Performance monitoring (Outcomes Frameworks)
  • Ad hoc reports
For more information please get in touch through our Contact Us form

Business Intelligence Team

The team provides support in the form of information and intelligence to all parts of Wirral Council and the Clinical Commissioning Groups, drawing content and data from different sources in new and existing ways to improve ourwider understanding of health and wellbeing and so improve the lives of Wirral residents.

  • Annual reports
  • Needs Assessment for JSNA
  • Monitoring trends
  • Research
  • Equity audits and other audits
  • Constituency Profiles
  • Ad hoc reports
  • Modeling
  • Economic Profiling including cost effectiveness
  • Epidemiological bespoke reports
  • Geo-Demographic profiles (including Instant Atlas)

For example, you will find information on the demography of the Wirral population, the leading causes of ill-health and inequalities locally, deprivation, plus information or links to information regarding the wider determinants of health, such as employment, education and housing via our Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for Wirral (JSNA).

For more information please get in touch through our Contact Us form

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Health & Social Care Act 2012 provided added impetus to the original Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act (2007) which placed a duty on all Local Authorities and then Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to undertake a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). The JSNA continues to be the responsibility of Wirral Council with its new local health partner, Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group under the auspices of the new local Health & Wellbeing Board.

The Health & Social Act (2012) sees local clinical leadership and democratically elected leaders working together to deliver the best health and care services based on the best evidence of local needs. JSNAs and subsequent Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategies are an important means by which they can achieve this.

JSNAs are not an end in themselves but a continuous process of strategic assessment and planning. Members of the Performance & Public Health Intelligence Team, and other JSNA authors, provide the process of reflection on local intelligence to inform service planning and commissioning and also then a range of online content that in both cases seeks to identify current and future health and wellbeing needs and to understand current and predicted health and well-being outcomes across the different Wirral communities. In turn JSNA is used to help determine what actions local authorities, the NHS and other partners need to take to meet health and social care needs and to address the wider determinants that impact on health and wellbeing.

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment process is underpinned by partnership working, community engagement and using relevant evidence. As such the team works with a number of partners, groups, communities and organisations to understand needs and provide a suitable analysis.

For more information, please contact please contact John Highton on 0151 666 5151.