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 – 27 February to 3 March 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Link to Public Health matters, preventing admissions of full-term babies into neonatal units, improving health for pregnancy, paediatric diabetes audit, preventing unintentional injuries in children under 5, eating more fruit and vegetables to prevent premature deaths, new treatments for patients with rare conditions, tackling high blood pressure, cancer research UK, drug misuse, COPD, STPs, financial sustainability of the NHS, NHS acute hospitals report, how is NHS performing, Winter insight, seven day services, cyber security, productivity technology and the NHS, quality payments for community pharmacy, time for a truly tobacco-free NHS.

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

This edition includes:

Improving health for pregnancy, facilitating women’s choice of midwife, maternal mental health, children with complex needs or life-limiting conditions, understanding GP attitudes to cancer preventing drugs, healthy lives strategy, social prescribing for mental health, depression, working with faith groups, diabetes, sepsis care, suicide prevention, health & care of older people 2017, supporting older carers, Brexit after care, social care funding/care home market, UK’s index of wellbeing in later life, NHS 111, cyberbullying in the NHS, STP a critical assessment, economics of health inequality, how poverty affects people’s decision making processes, living standards 2017, Obesity in mental health secure units, illegal online supply of antibiotics, WHO air quality guidelines, public parks.

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

This edition includes:

Perinatal mental health, congenital heart disease, impact of fathers on children’s mental health, Quality improvement in cancer care, challengers to the cancer strategy, preventing prison suicides, role of faith groups in health and wellbeing, veteran’s trauma network open for referrals, hepatitis B, named social worker programme, funding social care and the care home market, health & care of older people, long term conditions, management of elderly major trauma patients, osteoporosis care pathway, air quality guidelines, shift to value based healthcare, what is social prescribing, STPs, obesity in mental health secure units

Public Health Bulletin – 6 to 10 February 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

State of maternity services 2016, Screening tests during & after pregnancy information for people with learning disabilities, breastfeeding screening standards consultation, support for new mothers with mental health problems, impact of fathers on children’s mental health, improving outcomes for children and families, improving the physical health of people with severe mental illness, early diagnosis of cancer, smart ways of delivering asthma care, healthy eating in older people, Act FAST campaign.

Public Health Bulletin – 30 January to 3 February 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

JSNA, NEL Burden of Disease, perinatal mental health, state of child health report, Obesity in pre-school children, families for health active for life year 5, Out to lunch campaign, lung cancer audit, health and social care indicated update, bridging the gap between mental and physical healthcare in general hospitals, evidence review on drug misuse treatment, national diabetes audit 2015-16, mental health carers’ assessments in policy and practice, new mental health framework, reducing tobacco-driven harm and inequality, healthy lives strategy, population estimates for lesbian, gay and bisexual community, patient and public participation in commissioning, stroke symptoms, developing dementia-friendly care and support for people with learning disabilities, myocardial ischaemia audit report, falls in older people update, preventing falls in older people, improving continuity of care in general practice, stable angina, NHS ambulance services, psychological therapy services, shared health records, food standards for NHS hospitals, demographic trends and their implications for living standards, outcome focused integrated care, NHS treatment for overseas patients.

Public Health Bulletin – 23 to 27 January 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

JSNA, NEL Burden of Disease, Maternity services, contraception after pregnancy, safeguarding children, female genital mutilation, reducing childhood obesity, simple hygiene for children, children with complex needs, NICE guideline cerebral palsy, state of child health, NICE: low back pain and sciatica, health conditions and disabilities in the workforce, adults with autism, STi, inhaler standards, high blood pressure, learning resources promoting integration of physical and mental health, drug misuse treatment, homelessness healthcare, Parkinson’s disease management, mental health and dementia data packs, preventing falls & fractures, Public Health England, delivering high quality care, NHS ambulance services, winter pressures on NHS

Public Health Bulletin – 16 to 20 January 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

JSNA, NEL burden of Disease, reduced fetal movement, maternity services, commissioning substance misuse for young people, cancer strategic priorities, public service commissioning, tackling tuberculosis, mental health carers’ assessments, dementia services, use of health data, NHS efficiency map, community pharmacy, NHS performance data, national audit underlines community pharmacy’s role in medicines optimisation.

Public Health Bulletin – 9 to 13 January 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Children given sports prostheses, student vaccinations, depression: let’s talk, 5 year forward view for mental health, mental health taskforce place, housing guidance, immigration removal centres, annual asthma survey 2016 report, diabetic eye screening, suicide prevention annual report, infectious disease immunisation, kidney cancer drug, cervical cancer, reducing health inequalities in the criminal justice system, Alzheimer’s disease drugs, oral health in care homes, care home charter for swallowing & medicines, social media guide for community pharmacy teams & LPCs, A&E department performance, improving patient access to GPs, personal health records, leading healthcare systems STPs.

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.