Public health reports

The goal of public health in Northumberland is to improve and protect our residents' health and wellbeing, and improve the health of the poorest quickly.

Strategic plan and suicide prevention

The goal of public health in Northumberland is to improve and protect our residents' health and wellbeing, and improve the health of the poorest quickly. Public health is about helping people to stay healthy and avoid getting ill, as well as reducing health inequalities to help people live longer, healthier lives.

Director of Public Health Annual Report 2023

The 2023 Director of Public Health Report focuses on Ageing Well in Northumberland and highlights the positive aspects to ageing whilst also recognising that there are significant variations in resident's experiences of ageing.

Each year the Directors of Public Health are statutorily required to produce an annual independent report on the health of their population and recommend actions to improve health and reduce inequalities.

Previous reports

Northumberland Integrated Wellbeing Service (IWS) Highlights Report

The Northumberland Integrated Wellbeing Service (IWS) Highlights Report documents just some examples of the good work carried out during the 12 month period of 2022/23. The report features case studies and real-life stories, showing what impact and difference the service makes to the lives of people in Northumberland. Read the Highlights Report

Director of Public Health Annual Report 2020

The effects of COVID-19 on health inequalities are highlighted in the 2020 Director of Public Health Annual Report.    

Each year Directors of Public Health are statutorily required to produce an annual independent report on the health of their population and recommend actions to improve health and reduce inequalities.

The 2020 Annual Report was created in a video format instead of a printed document. You can view it here:

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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

What is a Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment?

A pharmaceutical needs assessment (PNA) describes the health needs of the population, current pharmaceutical services provision and any gaps in that provision. The purpose of the PNA is to identify health needs which could be met by services commissioned from community pharmacies, and to match these against the services currently provided, identifying any gaps. NHS England will use the PNA to determine whether applications for additional NHS pharmacy contracts would fill these gaps.

Supplementary Statements

Transport and Health Needs Assessment

A new report has detailed the vital role that public and community transport systems play in keeping Northumberland residents healthy.

The report highlights, how they help people access healthcare services, education and employment, as well as allowing people to stay socially connected.

Transport and Health Needs Assessment 2024