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 the Public health matters blog.

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 the NEL data observatory website.

Public Health bulletins

Public Health Bulletin 26 – 30 November 2018 (word document)

This edition includes:  The climate change act 10 years on, New mental Health support for mothers, Children’s Mental Health Briefing, One in eight children had a mental disorder in 2017, Evidence based Early Years Intervention, Statutory guidance for Local Authorities on Service and Activities to improve Young People ‘s Well-being,  A Fair, Supportive Society summary report, Nearly 7,000 children and young adults with type 2 diabetes, Vaccines for 2019/20 seasonal flu vaccination programme, Improving cancer services,  Obesity, Stigma and Reflexive Embodiment:  Feeling the weight of expectation, Text message intervention to reduce frequency of binge drinking among disadvantaged men,  Mortality review tool for mental health trusts,  More stroke patients to be offered life-saving procedure, Shared responsibility for health,  Extreme Poverty and Human rights, ‘It’s hitting people that can least afford it the hardest’.  The impact of the roll out of Universal Credit in tow North East England Localities: A qualitative study, Health Divides: where you live can kill you,  Prevention is better than cure – except when it comes to paying for it,  A vision for population health: Towards a healthier future, Shifting the Centre of Gravity: making Place- based, Person centred Health and Care a reality, a system review of evidence on the impacts of joint decision-making on community wellbeing.


Public Health Bulletin 19 – 23 November 2018 (word document)

This edition includes: Perinatal Mental Health Leaflets, Children’s Mental Health, Services for young people who self-harm, Men’s mental health at work, Mental health care in the emergency department, Smoking in the home, Flu Vaccination 2019-2020.  National drive to trace Hepatitis C Patients,  cycling and walking for health benefits,  Tackling heart and circulatory diseases, Transforming care and support,  UK Care home providers for older people: advice on consumer law,  guidance for trusts on homelessness referrals, Emergency readmissions,  Tackling bullying: a guide for action, Social and economic value of health,  Poor health and poor productivity,  Breaking the cycle of despair: the support practices really need.


Public Health Bulletin 12 – 16 November 2018 (word document)

This edition includes:  Second annual report on prevention of harm during labour,  Public Health: children, young people and families,  Health of people with learning disabilities, Antibiotic awareness, NHS to provide glucose monitors for type 1 diabetes patients, Person-centred health and care,  Community-centred practice, Adult social work research, NHS Health Checks,  Guide for Stroke survivors, Health care needs of people with multiple conditions,  Preventing stress at work, Air Pollution.


Public Health Bulletin 5 – 9 November 2018 (word document)

This edition includes: Health of babies and expectant mothers,  maternal deaths,  Young people are getting better at looking after their health,  Children of the millennium,  All parents should be offered the opportunity to engage with the review of their baby’s health, Gluten free foods on NHS prescription, Alcohol treatment inquiry,  Medicinal cannabis available on NHS prescription,  Comprehensive model of personalised care, new resource to improve dementia care,  Prevention is better than cure, Health on the high street, Public policy and kindness, increasing continuity of care in general practice.


Public Health Bulletin 29 October – 2 November 2018 (word document)

This edition includes: Addaction charity, Thousands of babies at risk of harm, report finds, Children who need palliative care, Preventing ill health,  Keep antibiotics working campaign returns,  Five year forward view for mental health, Age-friending and inclusive volunteering, Talking about dying, Winter preparedness,  Committee shocked by low uptake of flu vaccine,  Air Pollution and cardiovascular disease, Public health grant funding gap.


Public Health Bulletin 22 – 26 October 2018 (word document)

This edition includes: Addaction charity, Thousands of babies at risk of harm, report finds, Children who need palliative care, Preventing ill health,  Keep antibiotics working campaign returns,  Five year forward view for mental health, Age-friending and inclusive volunteering, Talking about dying, Winter preparedness,  Committee shocked by low uptake of flu vaccine,  Air Pollution and cardiovascular disease, Public health grant funding gap.


Public Health Bulletin 15 – 19 October 2018 (word document)

This edition includes: Hospitals join forces to cut travel for sick children,  child Health in England,  Children and Young people’s mental health, Child Dead review guidance, Food marketing for children, Improving children and young people’s mental health services,  Babies at risk of harm,  GP access to new prescribing indicators for adults with a learning disability and /or autism,  Physical activity for disabled adults, Resources to help beat meningitis and sepsis, Promoting public mental health, Cancer: the role of AHPs, Why caring for the people who care matters,  new support to improve health of disabled adults,  MSK knowledge Hub, government launches loneliness strategy,  Regional allocation of adult social care winter funding,  Pressure ulcers: revised definition and measurement framework, Briefings: Adult Social Care funding/Waiting times and patient choice, Cold weather plan for England, Social care in prisons, cost effective treatments and initiatives,  NHS funding settlement, EU settlement scheme aims to ease post-brexit staffing problems, Lessons from the history of NHS reform.


Public Health Bulletin 8 – 12 October 2018 (word document)

This edition includes: Neonatal Audit Programme,  What price safe motherhood?  Charging for NHS Maternity Care in England and its impact on Migrant women, Children and Young People’s mental health services, Young people in secure settings,  Social Media, Young People and Mental Health,  the Toxic School Run:  UK children at daily risk from Air Pollution, Men’s health: nurse-led community projects, Female genital mutilation,  Adult Social care, future Alzheimer’s treatment, All the lonely people:  Loneliness in later life report,  Advance care planning, Experiences of being a carer, Reducing Health inequalities through New Models of Care, the social Determinants of health and the Role of Local government, A new measure of poverty for the UK,  Health Profile for England: 2018, Inequalities in Mental Health and Well-being in A time of Austerity: Follow up Findings from the Cohort Study.  National Life Tables, UK: 2015 to 2017.


Public Health Bulletin 1 – 5 October 2018 (word document)

This edition includes: Severe Mental illness: physical health inequalities, Diabetes Prevention Programme Framework consultation, Commissioning alcohol, drugs and tobacco services, Early diagnosis of cancer, Men’s health: nurse-led community projects, Fitter better sooner,  Older People’s day, Adult Social care funding, Future Alzheimer’s treatment, Winter public health campaign, Acute care in smaller hospitals.

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 SaferNEL website.