Wednesday 16 October 2019

How well do you understand the health and wellbeing needs of your local community?

The transfer of public health from the NHS to local government and Public Health England represents a unique opportunity to change the focus from treating sickness, to actively promoting health and wellbeing and preventing illness.

Councillors have a vital role in driving whole-system change, collaborating with partners across the public, community and business sectors to champion health priorities in their local communities, and ensure that ill-health prevention is effectively delivered by local authorities.

This seminar will focus on supporting elected Members to become more aware of how to use all available data and intelligence to better to understand and respond to the health and wellbeing needs of their local community.

Seminar outline

East Midlands Councils and Public Health England East Midlands have sought input from elected members and other health system partners to develop a seminar that will provide attendees with:

  • An overview of available public health information resources.
  • Understanding of the way in which this information can be used to inform local decision making, and to provide insights into the health priorities of participants’ own communities.
  • Opportunities to consider and challenge public health intelligence and information – both at the local and regional level.
  • Identify local and regional key issues.
  • The opportunity to gain hands–on practice of using the tools in small expert–led surgeries.
  • Local examples of good practice from across the East Midlands, including learning from Director of Public Health perspectives.

Who should attend?

The seminar, which will be hosted by Councillor Sue Woolley, Chair of the Lincolnshire Health and Wellbeing Board and Executive Mayor Kate Allsop, Mansfield District Council, is aimed at elected members from all types of councils, and in any role.

It is anticipated that the seminar will be of specific interest to members who do not traditionally have a role within health or social care, but who wish to understand more about the health needs of their local communities, and through developing this understanding, the positive impact that they can have on health and wellbeing of the local population.

How much does it cost?

The seminar is fully subsidised by Public Health England and East Midlands Councils. Members will be responsible for their own travel costs and travel arrangements.


Best Western Yew Lodge Hotel, 33 Packington Hill, Kegworth, Derby, DE74 2DF


The session will run from 10am – 3pm. Please arrive at 9:30 for registration.

How to book

Please contact Lois Dale (, 01664 502649) to book your place.

Please note that places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so early booking is advised.


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