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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. Achievement of the public health outcomes however depends on the wider public health network. The wider network consists of stakeholders covering a variety of services and organisation all of whom contribute to all four domains within the public health outcomes framework.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment for North East Lincolnshire, along with our other needs assessments and reports, such as our children’s JSNA, our pharmaceutical needs assessment, and our annual reports, can all be found on the ‘Public Health’ menu on the North East Lincolnshire Data Observatory.

Resilience and Relationships Framework

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.