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Public Health in North Lincolnshire

Find out how Public Health protects and improves our health and wellbeing.

Health and wellbeing

Public health helps people stay healthy and avoid getting ill. We take steps to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents by providing:

  • weighing and measuring checks for children
  • health checks for eligible people
  • sexual health services
  • Public Health advice service
  • health protection for the local population

The Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) brings together key leaders from the health and social care system. They work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local population and reduce health inequalities. They are responsible for:

  • publishing a North Lincolnshire Strategic Assessment
  • publishing a Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy
  • promoting integrated working and joint commissioning across agencies

For further information and copies of minutes please see the Health and Wellbeing Board page.

The council and health services work together to assess the health and social needs of the local population. They look at priorities for the commissioning services. For more information visit the North Lincolnshire Strategic Assessment website.

Partners work together to make North Lincolnshire a healthy place to live where everyone enjoys improved wellbeing, and where inequalities are significantly reduced.

For further information please see the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2021 – 2026  [PDF, 357 Kb].

The annual report summarises the current health of the local community. These reports provide a valuable source of information about health needs over time. They highlight where progress has been made over the previous 12 months as well as any local issues that need to be addressed.

The latest report is available on the North Lincolnshire Strategic Assessment website.

Make every contact count (MECC)

Many long-terms diseases are linked to known behavioural risk factors. Making changes such as:

  • stopping smoking
  • improving diet
  • increasing physical activity
  • losing weight
  • reducing alcohol consumption

can help people to reduce their risk of poor health.

MECC encourages conversations between staff and the public to promote changes in behaviour that have a positive effect on their health.

The Making Every Contact Count website provides resources and information to support people and organisations implementing MECC.

The NHS Choices website has lots of tips on how to stay healthy.

The Eatwell Guide explains how to achieve a healthy balanced diet.