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 22-26 January 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:  Guidance for local teenage pregnancy prevention programmes, National Child Measurement Programme data, State of child health,  sources of resilience and their moderating relationships with Harms from Adverse Childhood experiences (ACEs),
Rough sleeper numbers in England rise, tackling loneliness and social isolation, hidden hunger and malnutrition in the elderly,  loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke,  the secret to living longer may be your social life,  your high street could damage your health report, reimaging community services, impact of free access to leisure facilities study, poverty, evictions and forced moves,  10 ways to make your home dementia friendly.

Public Health Bulletin 15-19 January 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes: High Streets contribution to Health and Wellbeing review of latest evidence, NEPTUNE project (Novel Psychoactive Treatment UK Network) Free on-line course, Government response to childhood obesity follow-up report, Teenage pregnancy prevention, measles outbreaks, Wellbeing of 15 year olds,  Stop smoking services, Alcohol and drug treatment statistics,  health checks for people with a learning disability,  improving health and social care, parents urged to make better use of community pharmacies, health high streets.

Public-Health-Bulletin-8-12 January 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:  Health protection in schools and other childcare facilities (PHE),  young minds 360 schools, update for child health indicators in PHE general practice profiles, reducing sales of sugar drinks in NHS trusts, high blood pressure action plan, health available from Dept. for work and pensions (DWP) for people who are victims of domestic violence and abuse,  chronic obstructive pulmonary disease pathway, assistance dog saves the NHS 60 ambulance trips in 2017, infection prevention in care homes, clinical pharmacists in GP surgeries.

Public Health Bulletin 2-5 January 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes: Launch of PHE campaign Health Harms, Change4life children snacking campaign, admissions of inequality: emergency hospital use for children and young people, Voluntary sector action on the social determinants of health, stop smoking campaign, making obesity everybody’s business, sport participation in England, active people, healthy places, a good retirement: public attitudes to the role of the state and the individual in achieving financial security in later life,  the final injustice: variation in end of life care in England, inequalities in later life: the issue and the implications for policy and practice, ‘drunk tanks’,  CQC ratings extended.

Public Health Bulletin – 18 December to 31 December 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Financial Resilience Needs assessment, Care of Mums to be, Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnancy, support for families of children born preterm, sexual health campaign, breast screening, prescribing antivirals for the flu season, combatting loneliness, England’s top nurse helps patients stay active and leave hospital, collaboration between organisations,  NHS uses sickness data as early warning to cope with winter surges, great customer service in general practice.

Public Health Bulletin – 11 December to 15 December 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Financial Resilience Needs Assessment, measles outbreaks in five areas across UK, Mental Health research, eating disorder services, adult oral health, enhanced health I care homes, learning from experiences so far, inequalities in later life,  National chronic kidney disease audit, health and human rights in immigration detention, mental health in prisons.

Public Health Bulletin – 4 December to 8 December 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

NELC Substance misuse needs assessment 2017,  Investigation of stillbirth,  Government proposals on children & young people’s mental health, maternity care, online mental health support for young people,  reducing sugar in manufacturing foods, safeguarding adults, older people living with frailty in hospital, healthy ageing and musculoskeletal health, substance misuse services, Britain’s industrial strategy and the NHS.

Public Health Bulletin – 27 November to 1 December 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

NEL substance Misuse Needs Assessment 2017, NEL Wellbeing Service update, pregnant women urged to sleep on their sides, commissioning children’s palliative care, maternity strategy, perinatal confidential enquiry, children should get flu vaccination to protect grandparents at Christmas, Children and Young people’s experience of care, NHS England action to save lives by catching more cancers early, Antimicrobial resistance, diabetes and learning disability, alcohol policy and older people, older people’s care survey, bowel cancer screening, violence against women.

Public Health Bulletin – 13 to 17 November 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

National Maternity and Perinatal Audit 2017, Report on NHS maternity services, funding of children and young people’s services, preventing infections and reducing antimicrobial resistance, Movement into employment: return on investment, HIV projects, Prevention of Type 2 diabetes and obesity, Funding for contraception services.

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.