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 – 26 March to 30 March 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

NEL Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-21 link, More midwives to be trained and continuity of carer model to be rolled out, women to have dedicated midwife throughout pregnancy and birth, International comparisons of Health and Wellbeing in early childhood, flouridisation from Public Health England, Hepatitis C in the North West, Vaccination & immunistion service specifications for 2018/19, Wide variation in how NHS and local authorities work together when applying the Mental Health Act, Growing funding gap for adult social care Sustainability and transformation in the NHS, Clinicians leading transformational change in emergency medicine.

Public Health Bulletin – 19 March to 23 March 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

International comparisons of health and wellbeing in early childhood,  children living with parents in emotional distress 2010-2016, state of child health England,  social and emotional learning in schools, relationships and sex education,  meeting the health and wellbeing needs of young carers,  10,000 more women to be offered test for heavy periods, support for peoplewith severe mental illness,  call for action against sepsis, Stay Well pharmacy campaign, Tackling malnutrition in England,  Care home pharmacists to help cut needless hospital stays for older parents, patient safety incidents, breast screening for women over 70, Peer support groups for older people, dementia guidance goes online, Life expectancy plummets in parts of UK, social determinants of health,  housing crisis,  housing costs and poverty, housing and health, compassion is the best medicine,  the government’s mandate to NHS England for 2018/18.

Public Health Bulletin – 12 March to 16 March 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

5 ways businesses can help employees ear well and move more,  review of children and young people’s mental health services,  best start in life: cost effective commissioning, diabetes prevention week,  diabetes prevention programme, cold turkey won’t help smokers quite sday PHE,  mental health inequalities, delayed transfers of care improvement tool,  our invisable addicts, CQC clarifies its approach to dental inspections, prescribing responsibility, employee engagement, sickness absence and agency spend in NHS trsuts, improved asthma and demntai care from community pharmacists, opportunity for female healthcare scientists.

Public Health Bulletin – 5 March to 9 March 2018  (PDF)

This edition includes:

Getting help to overcome abuse (young people) children and young people;s mental health services, healthy children programme 0-19 health visitor and school nurse commissioning, improving care for people with diabetes and a learning disability,  age-related macular degeneration, NHS one stop shop for prostate cancer diagnosis,  people’s experience using adult social care services,  health matters community-centred approaches for health and wellbeing, population health management, STP governance arrangements.

Public Health Bulletin – 26 February to 2 March 2018 (PDF)

This edition includes:

New technology supports new Mums to breastfeed,  Child oral health survey Yorkshire and Humber, Safeguarding children, Children and Young people’s health services, Commissioning impact on drug treatment services, choice in mental health care,  musculoskeletal falls, fractures and frailty,  frailty and the GP contact, making sense of integrated care systems.

Public Health Bulletin – 19 February to 23 March 2018  (PDF)

This edition includes:

Children and Young People’s suicides,  parental alcohol misuse and children, measles statistics, state of child health England, children and young people’s mental health, delivering children’s centre services, cluster randomised controlled trial and economic and process evaluation to determine the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a novel intervention (Healthy Lifestyles programme to prevent obesity in school children, meeting th health and wellbing needs of young carers, recovery space: minimising the financial harm caused by mental health crisis, socioeconomic disadvantage and suicidal behaviour, suicide prevention: policy and strategy, promising approaches to living well with dementia, improving people’s experience in adult social care services, improving health & social care in the community, the real reach and impact of the voluntary sector – what welfare rights organisations can tell us,  rough sleeper numbers in England rise for the seventh year running, life expectancy plummets in parts of UK, data reveals.

Public Health Bulletin – 12 February to 16 February 2018 (PDF)

This edition includes:

NHS England launches additional perinatal mental health funding, scarlet fever guidelines, healthy hearts a guide for CCGs,  Suicide prevention policy and strategy, alcohol and drug prevention treatment and recovery, supporting alcohol interventions by primary care nurses,  NHS health check, adult social care workforce in England,  Local authorities asked to push NHS health check, using telecare for older people in adult social care,  falls prevention: cost effective commissioning, Healthy homes: accommodating an ageing population,  homeless adults with complex needs,  volunteering in general practice.

Public Health Bulletin – 5 February to 9 February 2018 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Creating a digital first public health service, perinatal mental health community services, scarlet fever, getting the best out of general practice, E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products, HPV vaccination: men who have sex with men,  severe mental illness – improving physical healthcare, vaccine ordering for 2018-19 influenza season,  in and out of hospital, adult social care workforce, planning guidance, Health towns, volunteering in general practice, policing and health collaboration in England and Wales: Landscape review.


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.