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 – 19 to 23 June 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Perinatal mortality, reducing baby deaths and injuries, improving young people’s mental fitness, breast cancer drug to be routinely available on the NHS, Healthier You NHS Diabetes Programme, Apps for diabetes, COPD and heart disease, GMC warns patients not to take risks for a beach body, long stay rehabilitation services, digital therapies for anxiety and depression, support for people with a learning disability, NICE approves new type of treatment for Crohn’s disease, getting the dementia pathway right, monthly announcement of national dementia diagnosis rate, accountable care systems, more A&E funding to help hospitals prepare for winter, the future of commissioning, local growth and the NHS, NHS moves to end ‘fractured’ care system, urgent medicine supply advances service pilot, healthy living, mosques.

Public Health Bulletin – 12 to 16 June 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Mental Health in schools, latest stats n Children and young people’s health services, child dental health, report on abortion statistics for 2016, Men’s health week 2017, men dangerously unaware of family link to prostate cancer, support for men with cancer
at work, cancer statistics availability, antiviral medicine prescribing for 2016/17 flu season, Type 2 diabetes prevention programme, out of placements in mental health services April 2017, frailty in primary care, elder abuse in community settings, European drug report, social
prescribing, health and social care regulation, election analysis: health and care, role of evolving GP hubs in transformation, CCG lay members, non-executive directors and STP governance and engagement, implementation of STPs, STP governance and engagement.

Public Health Bulletin – 5 to 9 June 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

National Clean Air Day, Dental checks for children, teenage drinking, supporting women’s health, support after the terror attacks, health and social care integration, social care recruitment and retention, severe sepsis and septic shock, interactive prostate cancer guides, drive to improve oral health in care homes, heatwave plan for England, getting a Brexit deal that works for the NHS, drug safety testing at festivals, towards affordable healthcare.

Public Health Bulletin – 29 May to 2 June 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Child Safety week, State of child health STP partnerships, the future of children’s health, adolescent obesity and related behaviours, children and young people’s health services monthly statistics, what policies are needed to improve children’s health, cerebral palsy in under 25s, Surviving or thriving, the state of the UKs mental
health, mental health and new models of care, Smoking prevalence and attributable disease burden: analysis from the global burden of disease study 2015, strategies for encouraging healthier out of home food provision for local councils working with small food businesses, CQC inspectors publish reports on 32 dental practices in England, is ageing population lazy thinking for when you can’t be bothered to understand the real issues, what is social care and how does it work, NICE consults on cataract guidance, urban green space interventions and health, maintaining our momentum essays on 4 years of public health. Sustainable workforce key to wider care challenges, use of the social value act by CCGs, integration of housing and health in Nottingham, Brexit and the NHS, NHS pressures, accident and emergency.

Public Health Bulletin – 22 to 26 May 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Fentanyl contaminated heroin, Trading standards advice to protect against fraudsters, Health visiting & school nursing services, state of child health (STPs) Eye care in special schools, social media and mental health wellbeing, meningitis vaccine, stroke in childhood guidance, World no smoking day, using Brexit to tackle non-communicable diseases, mental health services for deaf people, help for nurses to spot trafficking victims, EU drugs strategy assessment, carers week, sepsis in primary care, patient centred care for people with multi-morbidity, recorded dementia diagnoses, the value of occupational health, workplace health promotion, what are STPs, effective communication for reception teams, what the public thinks about NHS and social care services, the globe drug survey 2017, social care and the NHS.

Public Health Bulletin – 15 to 19 May 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Trading standards advice against fraudsters, perinatal pathway for babies with palliative care needs, children and young people’s health services statistics, Child health and STPs, standards for weighing of infants, children and young people, adolescent obesity, improving adolescent health, dangers of mixing heroin and commonly prescribed non opioid pain killers, anti-microbial resistance, hepatitis A outbreak investigation, mental health community teams, mental health and new care models, identifying victims of slavery, talking about cancer, unheard voices of people with dementia, seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients, new standards for pharmacy professionals.

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.