North East Lincolnshire Council

Public health

The Public Health team

The aim of the core public health team is to protect and improve the health and wellbeing of the population of North East Lincolnshire and to reduce health inequalities across the borough.

We are responsible for:-

  • Supporting the population of North East Lincolnshire, so that they can protect and improve their own health
  • Preparing for and responding to public health incidents and emergencies
  • Researching, collecting and analysing data to improve our understanding of the health needs of North East Lincolnshire and identifying solutions to local public health issues/challenges
  • Commissioning services and providers (through the allocation of the public health grant) to deliver tier 1 and tier 2 preventative and early intervention services that meet the specific needs of our local population
  • Ensuring that the public health grant is spent responsibly and that it is meeting the health needs of the borough and the priorities of Public Health England (as measured through the Public Health Outcomes Framework)
  • Developing, informing and supporting the wider public health workforce
  • Sharing information and expertise across the local authority and with partners, other local authorities and local industries to help them identify the impact they have on the health of North East Lincolnshire’s population and help them to make improvements
  • Encouraging discussions, advising partners and supporting action by Public Health England and the NHS
  • Regularly reporting on the health of the North East Lincolnshire population so that everyone understands the local issues and challenges

The core public health team is a small commissioning team based at the Municipal Offices, Town Hall Square, Grimsby, led by the Director of Public Health (Stephen Pintus). Achievement of the public health outcomes however depends on the wider public health network.  The wider network consists of the broader range of stakeholders covering a variety of services and organisation all of whom contribute to all four domains within the public health outcomes framework.

Public Health Matters

The official blog of Public Health England provides expert insight on the organisation’s work and all aspects of public health. Read more on

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) 2016

The North East Lincolnshire JSNA is an overarching assessment of current and future health and social care needs. The 2016 refresh has been aligned to the North East Lincolnshire Outcomes Framework. To find out more information and read the reports go to

Public Health bulletins

Public Health Bulletin – 24 to 28 April 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Risks of Valproate medicines in female patients, safer pregnancy campaign, emergency hospital care for children and young people, change4 life sports club funding, dentists for gender-neutral HPV vaccinations, Vision 2020 pathway for children and young people, improving population health, support for people with learning disability, homeless hospital discharge project, the future of HIV services, timely diagnosis of cancer, commissioning diabetes care, innovations to improve care for older people, osteoporosis, winter pressures, public health ethics, pharmacy teams engage with patients with learning disabilities, general practice resilience, health care costs in the NHS, ambulance service performance.

Public Health Bulletin – 18 to 21 April 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

New model of midwifery supervision, LGB people with cancer, screening women with breast implants, reducing the impact of serious infection, antimicrobial resistance, testing people for infections as they enter prison, ambulance re-contact analysis, national dementia diagnosis rates, physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour report 2017, care home performance varies by region, PHE business plan, PHE stakeholder research, clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries, productivity of the English NHS, patient and public participation, workforce race equality standards, social prescribing, reducing the sales of sugary drinks in hospital shops, upgrading emergency communications, ambulatory emergency care reimbursement, purdah.

Public Health Bulletin – 10 to 14 April 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Workplace opportunities to present & treat poor mental health, measles vaccination campaign, sickle cell & thalassemia screening leaflet, osteoporosis, health and care of people with learning disabilities, diabetes testing, hay fever advice, Armed forces mental health service, digital services for mental health patients, older people’s care, care home quality, dementia best practice now online, ‘game-changing’ stroke treatment, workplace wellbeing charter, supporting your next steps to collaboration, more clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries.

Public Health Bulletin – 3 to 7 April 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Sugar reduction guidance, health minds programme, councils and sexual health services urged to provide condoms to cut STis. Physical inactivity report, managing medicines, prescribing gluten-free foods, employment and mental health hepatitis A leaflets, antimicrobial resistance, diabetes testing strips, patient and public participation in commissioning, ambulance service winter insight briefing, world health day 2017 – depression, disability inequality, service veteran’s mental health, health and housing, support for carers, adult social care, obesity and the food environment, flu jabs, NHS and social care, NHS future plans, changes affecting the NHS, long term sustainability of health and social care, does the primary care home make a difference, health and social care integration, new models of care, integration scoping research.

Public Health Bulletin – 27 to 31 March 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

National Childhood Measurement programme, reduce barriers to breastfeeding, childhood obesity, oral health, working with excluded young people, disadvantage, behaviour and cognitive outcomes age 5-16, giving women control of their healthcare, chief medical officer’s alcohol guidelines, Hepatitis C death rates, mental health and nutrition, a day in the life of social work, HIV testing, whole genome sequencing to diagnose TB, reducing sugar in food industry, self-care and the role of voluntary services, new equality objectives in health and social care, configuration of stroke services, the human cost of cut price care, dementia friendly housing charter, electronic prescribing and medicines administration network, new guidance on low value prescription items, 200 jobs announced in two years: pharmacists in GP surgeries, STP plan questionnaire report, CCG outcomes indicator set, the effect of hospital ownership on quality of care, public health working with voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, nature of health and equity, health & wellbeing in rural areas, building our homes, communities and future: the LGA housing commission final report, air quality: a briefing for Directors of Public Health, the homelessness monitor England 2017, England’s last learning disability hospital to close, an analysis of NHS finances and consultant productivity, EHS England resets priorities.

Public Health Bulletin  – 20 to 24 March 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Maternity challenge fund, Transforming children’s mental health services, Mental health and young children, Children’s social care in England, New prescription charges, NICE fast-tracks more drug approvals, estimating the economic burden of respiratory illness, severe asthma, care of people with depression, NICE advocates annual mental health checks for offenders, Chief social worker for adults annual report, New psychoactive substances, alcohol e-learning resources, Flu immunisation programme 2017-18, Therapy outcome measures online network, social care and the MS community, musculoskeletal conditions report, GP winter indemnity scheme, Demands on NHS trusts, Government’s mandate to NHS England, Independent ambulance providers safety concerns, Protection for NHS whistle blowers, New primary care materials from CPPE, Pharmacists in safety drive, NHS mandate 2017-18, Patient experience of primary care.

Public Health Bulletin for 13-17 March 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Drug & Alcohol prevention in schools, FGM statistics, National child measurement programme, maternity challenge fund, is healthy eating affordable, national physical activity framework updated, Everybody active, everyday: two years on, Dying from inequality, socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour, fair care for transgender patients, Hepatitis C in the UK, what self-management after stroke means to stroke survivors and physiotherapists, myCOPDapp, social work: essential to integration, Public Health – making the best of limited resources, transforming health & social care, funding social care, understanding NHS financial pressures, Health & wellbeing of NHS staff, Health in rural areas, guidance on smoking cessation in acute settings, consolidated channel shift model to help commissioners plan urgent and emergency care services, sustainability in the NHS, NHS prescription charges.

Public Health Bulletin 6-10 March 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Screening tests and early pregnancy scanning leaflets updated, commissioning guide for paediatric screening, behaviour change interventions school nurse toolkit, helping children from deprived areas with oral health, antimicrobial resistance, diabetes foot care audit report, diabetes inpatient audit, physical activity interventions for people with musculoskeletal conditions, alcohol information databases, domestic abuse, five year forward view for mental health, CQC warns of risks to buying medicines online, patients accessing more cancer drugs following price drops, people who are dying should be asked about their spiritual beliefs, care of people with out of hospital cardiac arrest, care for older people, older people’s experiences of sight loss in care homes, working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, long term conditions and prescription charges, shifting the balance of care great expectations, CQC reveals comprehensive picture of the quality of hospital care in England, new website for community nurses.

Needs assessments and frameworks

The Resilience and Relationships Framework came from research into teenage pregnancy and is about educating and supporting young people to understand and create relationships that are positive and safe, and make people feel good in themselves and about themselves.

A range of partners in North East Lincolnshire are working together to reduce teenage pregnancy and to raise aspiration in young people in line with the principles of the 0-19 programme. Professionals and practitioners can find further information on the framework and the services available on the Local Safeguarding Children website.