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.


Commissioning Team

The Commissioning Team is responsible for the management and coordination of commissioning processes by providing support and contributing to the development and implementation of commissioning programmes in the Health and Wellbeing Directorate of the Council.

By working effectively with senior management colleagues from across the council and other key partners, they ensure that relevant knowledge and experience are available at each stage of any process. This enables the management of high quality commissioning delivery services, particularly in the following areas:

  • The development, specification and design of services
  • The management and coordination of processes relating to the retendering and procurement of services.
  • Contract development, management, negotiation and evaluation. This includes the management of service quality and performance.
  • The development and management of beneficial provider based relationships across multiple sectors (Local Government, Health, Voluntary Organisations, Criminal Justice and Private Sector)
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.