North East Lincolnshire Council

Public Health Bulletin – 30 September to 4 October 2019


NELCCG and NELC comms teams have been working together to promote suicide prevention and mental health.  Aran from NELC comms has managed to get this which I wanted to share with you all as a plan is being put in place to promote the zero suicide alliance training in NEL to compliment the work across Humber, Coast and Vale.  If you haven’t done it, this video has been made to encourage people in NELC/NELCCG to complete it.


Starting and Developing Well


Baby loss counselling

The Centre for Mental Health has published Life after loss: an economic evaluation of specialist counselling after baby loss. This report is an evaluation of the baby loss charity Petals, which provides counselling to women who have experienced the death of a baby and their partners. It highlights that specialist baby loss counselling is inexpensive, effective and reduces government expenditure.  Additional link: Centre for Mental Health press release


More than 1000 neonatal admissions are avoidable, NICE claims
Regularly monitoring women who are pregnant with twins or triplets, to spot any possible complications, can lead to better outcomes for mothers and their babies, avoiding up to 1000 admissions a year to neonatal units.

Slight fall in childhood vaccinations in England in 2018-19
NHS Digital’s childhood vaccination coverage statistics contains information on vaccinations measured at the ages of 12 months, 24 months and five years.

Avoidable brain injuries at birth

NHS Resolution has published The Early Notification scheme progress report: collaboration and improved experience for families.  This report provides an overview of the first year of a scheme to drive improvements in maternity and neonatal services and to ensure that families whose babies suffer rare, but avoidable brain injuries at birth are better supported.


Living Well


Homeless people and drugs

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government has published Drug-related harms in homeless populations and how they can be reduced.  This document sets out the government’s response to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) report on reducing drug related harms in homeless populations, and letter from the Minister for Local Government and Homelessness to the ACMD.


Health matters: rough sleeping
This edition of Health Matters focuses on the scale of rough sleeping in England, the causes and consequences of rough sleeping including the links with poor physical and mental ill health, prevention and effective interventions, and relevant calls to action.

Mind urges NHS leaders to prioritise mental health in local plans
Mental health charity Mind has written to leaders of NHS sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) to ensure mental health is front and centre of planning for the next de


Community mental health framework for adults
NHS England has published the Community Mental Health Framework, which describes how the Long Term Plan’s vision for a place-based community mental health model can be realised, and how community services should modernise to offer whole-person, whole-population health approaches, aligned with the new primary care networks.

Ageing Well


Community mental health framework for older adults

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published The community mental health framework for adults and older adults.  This framework describes how the Long Term Plan’s vision for a place-based community mental health model can be realised, and how community services should modernise to offer whole-person, whole-population health approaches, aligned with the new Primary Care Networks.


Healthy Places


Behavioural insights 

As noted in Duncan Selbie’s Friday message to PHE colleagues last week, the Local Government Association are inviting councils to apply for £20,000 grants to contribute towards the delivery of behavioural insights projects. We already see great examples of behavioural insights being used across the country to improve outcomes for local people, encouraging them to make better choices for themselves. PHE’s behavioural science lead Tim Chadborn is offering support to local government colleagues who are applying and can be contacted at You can learn more about the grants here and the deadline for applications is 1 November.


Creating healthy places

The King’s Fund has published Creating healthy places: perspectives from NHS England’s Healthy New Towns programme.  This report features a collection of essays providing insights from those involved in the Healthy New Towns programme which illustrate how powerful a coherent local approach to improving population health can be. The report highlights there is significant potential to improve population health through place-making and community development and stresses the need for the NHS to be closely involved in major housing developments and regeneration programmes in order to improve health and care outcomes.


Wider determinants of health

Public Health England has updated its Wider Determinants of Health tool.  The tool includes data on the individual, social and environmental factors which influence the health of the population and impact on inequalities in health.  This update contains new data for 5 indicators already released in other Fingertips profiles as well as an update of 14 existing indicators.

Additional link: PHE news release | PHE Blog


Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors

The National Audit Office has published Exiting the EU: supplying the health and social care sectors.  This report examines the progress made by the DHSC – working with other government departments, NHS and social care providers, and with private sector suppliers – in implementing the Continuity of Supply Programme which is part of the preparations for a no-deal exit from the EU. It sets out the Department’s plan and records the progress made.



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