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 – 23 to 27 October 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Seasonal influenza vaccinations, cold weather plan for England, a guide to delivering and commissioning Tier 2 Management services for children and their families, child
vision screening guidance, release of active lives survey, the use of complexity arguments by good, beverage, alcohol and gambling industries, prevention: How do you know that your council
is doing all it can to deliver on prevention? The cost of housing for low income renters, the impact of homelessness on health, better evidence, fresher air and the impact of air pollution, PHE antimicrobial resistance campaign.

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

This edition includes:

Seasonal influenza vaccinations, each baby counts, obesity prevalence, self-harm among teenage girls, nurses in alcohol and drug treatment services, tobacco control
policy/e-cigarettes regulation, cold weather plan for England, role in care homes in the end of care life, hospice services in England, BBC NHS performance tracker, beyond places of safety,
the impact of homelessness on health a guide for local authorities.

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

This edition includes:

Hezavalent vaccine, child weight management services, care after miscarriage, National learning disability director, prevention of musculoskeletal conditions, supporting people with severe mental health problems into work, Mental health first aid, Suicide and homicide annual report, World leading project on impact of ethnicity on everyday life, adults receiving social care and support services shows slight rise in reports of feeling safe, system transformation and care homes, prevention in action, older adults experience mental health problems, new end of life resources from Age UK and malnutrition taskforce, what happens when people leave hospital and other care settings? Cost of failure in social care funding. 2017/18 Flu season, encouraging patient choice in general practice, help for NHS to recover costs of care from visitors and migrants, electronic prescription service.

Public Health Bulletin – 2 to 6 October 2017 (PDF)

This edition includes:

Let’s talk about ‘sexwise’, Initiative on children and young people’s mental health services, language as a Child Wellbeing indicator, National Child Measurement Programme: Changes in Children’s Body Mass Index Between 2006/07 and 2015/16, Sepsis in children, Supporting Women with learning disabilities access cervical screening, Type 1 diabetes:
Prevention in people at high risk, alcohol, drugs and tobacco, preventing ill health by risky behaviours, bowel cancer diagnosis improvement, mental health act review, people-centred care for older adults, homelessness and health, healthcare on the brink, winter indemnity scheme 2017/18, leaving hospital or care settings.

Public Health Bulletin – 25 to 29 September 2017 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Fentanyl: What’s being done to mitigate future problems,  access to waiting times in children and young people’s mental health services, services for children and young people with a learning disability and/or autism, trends in child BMI,  test urine before giving children anti-biotics for UTIs,  sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme: interim review, stop smoking services, smoking cessation success rate, stay well this winter campaign returns for 2017,  updated guidance on access to services for people with learning disabilities, alcohol, drugs and tobacco commissioning, World Alzheimer’s day,  Prostate cancer diagnosis evaluation, social care support, choice in end of life care, future of health and healthcare in England, psychoactive substances in secure mental health settings, health and homelessness.

Public Health Bulletin – 18 to 22 September 2017 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Routes to diagnosis – making the most of cancer diagnosis data, vaccination target met for the first time, young people’s mental health services, mental health support for young people leaving care, mental ill-health of children and young people, identifying and managing depression in children and young people, childhood eczema, safer use of mental health medicines, reforming the mental health service workforce, encouraging uptake of HIV testing, resource to reduce alcohol stigma, patients give a thumbs up to flu jabs service, enabling people with dementia to remain at home, not enough specialist support for people with dementia, state of care in general practice, making sense of social prescribing, physical health of people in prisons, Data protection bill, health service safety investigations bill, electronic referrals.

Public Health Bulletin – 11 to 15 September 2017 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy,  maternal mental health care, NHS maternity services, MacMillan warns of effects of workforce pressures on cancer patients,  new quality of life measure for recovering cancer patients,  reducing health inequalities, preventing heart attacks and strokes, housing services and the NHS, sepsis action plan, housing needs of ageing populations, death and dying in the UK,  mental health in older people, new technology helping to tackle frailty in older people, transferring people in and out of hospital,  Day in the life of a general practice nurse,  A&E war chest, annual report on prison health, flu immunisation for social care staff, four more ambulance services introduce faster response times.

Public Health Bulletin – 4 to 8 September 2017 (Word document)

This edition includes:

Links to Sexual Health Needs assessment and Child & Adolescent Emotional Wellbeing & Mental Health needs assessment, cervical screening,  nasal spray effective at protecting vaccinated children from flu, Student mental illness,  risk of missing ADHD diagnosis,  national flu vaccination service 2017/18,  suspect endometriosis in women with chronic pelvic pain,  breast cancer in older patients, better mental health: JSNA toolkit,  mental health at work, work, health and disability green paper data pack, upselling adding to the UK obesity crisis,  heart health campaign, one in ten men in their 50’s have a heart in its 60s, health funding for CCGs as part of the vulnerable person resettlement programme,  NHS winter pressure warning,  supporting CCGs with induction and training of lay members, Europe moves towards tobacco free future,  National engagement service information, reducing health inequalities in local areas, reception teams are key to a better experience for patients and practice staff, community pharmacy.

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.