Health in Bromley

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Bromley is a relatively prosperous area but the communities within it differ substantially.  The north-east and north-west of Bromley contend with similar issues (such as higher levels of deprivation and disease prevalence) to those found in the inner London boroughs such as Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Greenwich, whilst the south of Bromley compares more with rural Kent and its issues.

There are more than 330,900 people living in Bromley and this number continues to grow.  We have more older residents than any other London borough and a growing number of children, young people and families.  

As well as working with doctors, other clinicians and members of the public to understand what people need from their NHS, we also work closely with Bromley Council’s public health team to understand the health issues and needs amongst our communities. We use the Annual Report from the Director of Public Health and the yearly assessment of health needs based on available evidence, called the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Bromley Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) aims to set out the current and future health and wellbeing needs of people in Bromley and is updated each year. The health needs information contained within the JSNA forms a key part of our decision making processes around what services we need to commission for the people of Bromley.   

The latest version of the report contains updated data and analysis for the Bromley population in the following chapters: 

  • Demographics (statistical data about the population of Bromley)
  • Life Expectancy and Burden of Disease
  • Aspects of Health Protection and Health Improvement

There are also in-depth chapters providing a more detailed review of the health needs of three vulnerable groups within Bromley 

  • People with severe mental illness
  • Adults who misuse drugs
  • Domestic Violence

If you have any questions or comments regarding the JSNA please contact: JSNA@Bromley.gov.uk

NHS Bromley CCG, Beckenham Beacon, 379 Croydon Road, Beckenham, BR3 3QL

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