Public health

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Our public health team work with local people to promote independence and healthy lives.  They focus on preventing ill health and early deaths, as well as protecting people's health in major emergencies.

To contact the team please click here or email 

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Public Health England has launched ‘One You’, an unprecedented new health campaign which aims to help adults combat future disease by encouraging them to make small changes to their lifestyle today.

Whether it’s eating healthier food, drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking or just being more active, making changes in middle age can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.

Please follow the links below for local information on the main One You subject areas:

  • Move more. Want to know more about walking or cycling in the city or our leisure facilities – please click here.
  • Be smokefree. Our local stop smoking service is there to offer free advice and support to help you to quit – please click here for their details
  • Drink less. Find out more about our local drug and alcohol services and the national guidelines by clicking here
  • Eat well. Find out about local services to help you or your child eat well and become a healthy weight - please click here
  • Check yourself. Find out about our cancer awareness volunteers and how they can support you by clicking here
  • Stress less. Find out about local mental health services by clicking here

Click here to take the One You free online health quiz that will provide personalised recommendations to help you take action where it’s most needed.


Current campaigns

 Public Health main documents


Sustainability and Transformation Plan

Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent along with every other area of the country, have been asked by NHS England to put together a plan as to how the quality of health and social care tailored around our local population can be improved and financial deficits across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent reduced.
These plans are known as ‘Sustainability and Transformation Plans, or ‘STPs’ for short, and they focus on how our local health and social care services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years in alignment with the NHS Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency.

Nothing contained within the STP is finalised at this stage and it is important to point out that no decisions relating to large-scale service changes will be made without further engagement and consultation. Regular updates will be provided throughout 2017.

You can see the public version of the STP here.
You can see the full version of the STP here.

More information is available by contacting: 


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Where can I get health advice from?

  • NHS 111 is the free number to call when you have an urgent healthcare need. It directs you to the right local service, first time.  It’s available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.
  • Many pharmacies offer seven-day opening, and late hours, meaning that they’re the perfect place for busy people to get help and advice that could avoid a trip to the GP