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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans for the health of our people

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Big plans for the health of our people

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Nothing is more important to us than the health and wellbeing of our residents. 

Stockton-On-Tees Borough Council is now responsible for the public health of our residents, a service that covers: 

Appropriate access to Sexual Health Services Domestic Abuse
Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation National Childhood Measurement Programme and support around obesity
NHS Health Checks Public Health Protection Plans
Risk-taking Behaviors in Young People Stop Smoking Services

We commission a range of services including alcohol rehabilitation to assistance for mums hoping to breastfeed. Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents and reduce health inequalities. A strong relationship has been formed between the Council and local health providers, such as NHS North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, which is vital to ensure the success of our services.

In these pages you will find information on the Public Health services the Council commissions, our health-related campaigns and links to local partner services. You will also find information on the Health and Wellbeing Board, a group responsible for making the decisions for health and wellbeing as well as information on Healthwatch, a service which allows residents to have a voice about the health and care services across the borough. 

This particular page will be updated with information about our policies and plans so that you are able to keep up to date with key developments.


Health and Wellbeing Policies, Strategies and Plans

The Council's Adult Services and Health Select Committee monitors and evaluates the way in which we work and how policies are being implemented and developed. 

Stockton Borough Council's Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2012-18 (JHWS), is a plan that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all our residents and reduce health inequalities. The strategy was informed by the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and through a consultation process with both the public and local health professionals.

The Joint Health and Health and Wellbeing Strategy sets out the Health and Wellbeing priorities in the Borough in coming years and will help shape the services that are provided in the Borough. It is the aim of Stockton Council and its partners to improve the health of the poorest fastest.

The strategy uses the six 'Marmot Principles' to structure the priorities:

  • Give every child the best start in life.
  • Enable all children, young people and adults to maximise their capabilities and have control of their own lives.
  • Create fair employment and good work for all.
  • Ensure a healthy standard of living for all.
  • Create and develop healthy and sustainable places and communities.
  • Strengthen the role and impact of ill health prevention.

Stockton Borough Council has also published a specific Seasonal Health and Wellbeing Strategy which focuses on tackling the variety of different health and wellbeing issues generated by our seasons. This document mainly focuses on winter health and strategies to reduce the number of excess winter deaths and seasonal illness.


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