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 – 6 August to 10 August 2018 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Drugs misuse deaths, contraceptive services: return on investment, Children and Young People’s mental health, Stop ‘Super-Cool’ E-Cigarette from Taking off Among Kids, Severe Obesity in 10 to 11 Year Olds Reaches Record High, Adult social care, Flu vaccination resources, Reducing ethnic health inequalities, Dementia risk now included as part of NHS Health Check, Social Prescribing schemes, What is the Effect of Reduced Street Lighting on Crime and Road Traffic Accidents at Night? A Mixed Methods Study


Public Health Bulletin – 30 July to 3 August 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Planning for Pregnancy, Saving Babies lives care bundle, Children with Special education needs adn disabilities, National Cancer Patent experience survey, PHE raises awareness of hepatitis C risks, Complex regional pain syndrome in adults, Website addresses primary care needs of migrants, Funding of flu vaccines, Veteran friendly GPs, Health and Wellbeing at work.


Public Health Bulletin – 23 July to 27 July 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Preconception care, Neonatal care linked to mental health problems, Trends in childhood obesity, HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England, Children and Young people’s mental health, Effects of TV advertising on mental health, Funding for social prescribing, New dental care approach to be expanded, Blitz on drugs in prison underway, Excellence in continence care, Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service, Options for funding the NHS and Social Care, Public perceptions of the NHS, The nursing workforce, Named Social Worker Programme, Toolkit for a sustainable health workforce.


Public Health Bulletin –  16 July to 20 July 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Reproductive health and pregnancy planning, HPV vaccination programme, be clear on cancer campaign, Mental health, Leaning disabilities & CQC inspection reports, whole systems obesity programme, spice task force in Wrexham, Flu vaccine effectiveness, Loneliness,  Low Pay in Britain 2018, Sustainable Adult Social care and support system for the long term, Effects of Public health policies on Health inequalities in high income countries, Caring for Carers,  Investigating the impact of the English Health inequalities strategy, Permanent supportive housing evaluating the evidence of improving health outcomes amount people experiencing chronic homelessness, Health impact & economic value for meeting housing quality standards.


Public Health Bulletin – 2 July to 13 July 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

NELC Wellbeing Service Client feedback,  Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening, Measles outbreaks across England, Newborn and infant screening, Safeguarding children,  Childhood vulnerability, Children of dependent drinkers,  Child health.  Funding for supported housing, the case for moving quickly to end rough sleeping, drug health harms, Physiotherapy for musculoskeletal health and wellbeing. Funding health & social care, Older adults / frailty, Muscle and bone strengthening, Working with bereaved families and carers,  CQC resources for health and care providers, Financial sustainability of local authorities, Health impact and Economic Value of meeting housing quality standards.


Public Health Bulletin – 25 June to 29 June 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Reproductive Health, Childhood Obesity plan, Healthy weight, Healthy futures, Treating tobacco dependency in the NHS, Learning disabilities: making information accessible, Red bages, get patients home from hospital quicker,  Healthy ageing should be part of long-term plan, Long term funding of adult social care, the public and the NHS, Impact of new technology on the NHS.


Public Health Bulletin – 18 June to 22 June 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

HPV vaccine,  Perinatal mortality report,  measles and summer travel to Europe, How young people use the NHS, Children’s excess sugar consumption, Young People’s health, More power to people with learning disability, Improving care to people with learning disabilities and autism, Cancer patients at increased risk of suicide, advice on dementia risk, what support to expect from dementia services,  Strong bones after 50,  Cancer in older people, Heatwave mortality monitoring:  Summer 2016, the growing role of cities in population health improvement, Arts, health and wellbeing, improving communication between care homes and hospitals.


Public Health Bulletin – 11 June to 15 June 2018 (Word document)

This edition includes:

The role of cities in population health,  standards for children in emergency care settings, measles outbreaks across England,  Pharmacy support for mental health problems, Language and diabetes,  mental health, human rights and standards of care,  Independent review of the mental health act,  PTSD therapy,  Funding to improve Job prospects for people with severe mental illness,  adult social care services, behine the headlines: the battle to get care at home,  supporting military veterans in residential care,  using wider evidence for a healthier UK, gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare, From prison to work.

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.