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Other health resources

Find out about other resources developed by the Government or other organisations that may be helpful for your work.

Please note that inclusion of these other resources should not be taken to imply endorsement. Email us at if you think there are other helpful resources we can include.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments (JSNAs) Guidance

NHS England, working with other organisations such as the Local Government Association and Public Health England, have produced guidance on carrying out JSNAs to understand the prevalence and impact of hearing loss. It aims to support local authorities and NHS commissioners to meet their statutory duties to assess the needs of local populations, advance equality and commission high-quality services. It includes a number of sections on the needs of deaf children.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessments Guidance

Hearing Loss Data Tool 

Children’s Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWGs)

In 2019 NHS England and NHS Improvement published new Guidance for Children’s Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWGs). This guidance was written by NDCS staff with the involvement of families from across England.

NDCS have also developed an audit tool to help them monitor how well they are doing implementing the new guidance. Download both documents below. 

What Works CHSWG Guide

CHSWG Audit Tool

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