Welcome to the UK Healthy Cities Network

The UK Healthy Cities Network is part of a global movement for urban health that is led and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO). Its vision is to develop a creative, supportive and motivating network for UK cities and towns that are tackling health inequalities and striving to put health improvement and health equity at the core of all local policies.

Healthy Cities is a global movement that engages local authorities and their partners in health development through a process of political commitment, institutional change, capacity-building, partnership-based planning and innovative projects. Healthy Cities seek to apply Health for All principles such as equity, empowerment, intersectoral collaboration and community participation through local action in urban settings.Within Europe there are more than a 100 Healthy Cities and 30 National Healthy Cities Networks with designated status from WHO Europe.

Membership is open to Towns, Cities, District and Borough Councils and Local Authorities including those that are two tier.

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Getting Started

New to Healthy Cities and the Network? This section of the website will tell you all you need to know about the Network and how to begin your Healthy City journey.

Sub-groups and Collaborations

The Network has a number of sub-groups and collaborations that focus on a particular theme or topic. This section includes information about Network themes and how to get involved. 


Our resources section includes Network resources such as briefings, guidance documents and case studies submitted by Network members. It also provides links to relevant external resources and websites.


This section includes details of Network and Steering Group meetings along with the associated papers which are available for download.

Network Members

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Gulab Singh MBE
Adult Services and Public Health
Lancashire County Council


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Lisa Gibson
Health Improvement Specialist Local Government
The Leeds Initiative
Leeds City Council

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Barbara Drummond

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Sharan Jones
Health and Wellbeing Manager
Nottingham City Council

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Stephen Hewitt
Healthy Urban Team
Bristol City Council/NHS Bristol

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Jonna Monaghan
Senior Health Development Officer
Belfast Health Cities

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Russell Jones
Public Health Programme Manager
Glasgow Centre for Population Health

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Natalie Pugh
Healthy Cities Partnership Team
Sheffield First Health & Wellbeing Partnership 

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Brighton and Hove

Annie Alexander
Public Health Programme Manager
NHS Brighton and Hove

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East Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Partnership

Hira Miah
Public Health Co-ordinator
Lancashire County Council
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Sandra Davies
Associate Director of Public Health
Liverpool City Council

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Stoke On Trent

Judy Kurth
Healthy City Manager
Stoke City Council

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Susan Toner
Principal Health Promotion Specialist
Public Health Wales

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Karen Graham
Assistant Policy Lead for Health
Sunderland City Council

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Darren Crossley
Deputy Chief Executive
Carlisle City Council

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Helen Wilding
Wellbeing for Life Development Lead
Newcastle City Council

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Nina Williams
Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Swansea and Bridgend - Public Health Wales

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Derry Londonderry

Eamon O'Kane
Derry Healthy Cities

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Rimple Poonia
Senior Manager, Health Improvement
& Development Service
Portsmouth City Council


East Staffordshire

Sal Khan
Head of Service Commissioning,
East Staffordshire Borough Council



Dr Muna Abdel Aziz
Consultant in Public Health Medicine
Warrington Borough Council

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Jonathon Fagge
Deputy Chief Officer /
Director of Operations & Clinical Transformation
Norwich City Council

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Paul Southon
Public Health Development Manager
Sandwell MBC

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Simon Clark
Head of Health Environment and Neighbourhoods
Chorley Borough Council

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Colin Cox
Assistant Director, Health and Wellbeing/
Director of Public Health
Cumbria County Council


Gulab Singh MBE
Adult Services and Public Health
Lancashire County Council


Mr Rob Barnes
Director of Health and Housing
Tamworth Borough Council

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Paul Brookes
Public Health & Protection Services Manager
Chelmsford City Council

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John Wilcox
Health Improvement Specialist – Engagement and Capacity Building
Wakefield Council

The UK Healthy Cities Network is an accredited member of the WHO European Healthy Cities Programme

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