The UK Healthy Cities Network offers members the opportunity to be part of a dynamic and supportive network of cities and towns committed to embedding health and health equity in all local policies, to improving the health of their populations and to developing a strong collective voice for public health and sustainable development.
Membership is now via an annual subscription and is open to Local Authorities, cities and towns across the UK. To become a member of the Network, Local Authorities, cities and towns are required to demonstrate they meet our membership criteria. See our How to Join page for more information.

What are the benefits to becoming a member of the UK Healthy Cities Network?

Specific benefits of joining the Network include:

  • three Network meetings per year;
  • capacity building workshops, masterclasses and training events;
  • sub-groups on Healthy Cities themes and approaches;
  • regular e-bulletin and news updates;
  • development of a city-specific microsite accessible via the UKHCN website;
  • dissemination of learning and expertise from WHO, its Collaborating Centres and global leaders in the field;
  • access to knowledge and experience drawn from cities and towns across Europe active in Healthy Cities, and
  • being part of a values-based movement with a strong history of putting the principles of equity, empowerment, partnership and community participation into practice in local urban settings.


In my view achieving Healthy City designation has been a significant factor in concentrating our minds on identifying common strategic goals and promoting greater cross-sector working than hitherto existed. The opportunity to learn from other partner cities across the UK and Europe has proven invaluable in informing our own theory and practice. In short, the designation is a potent catalyst in the continuing challenge of addressing health inequity within the City and County of Swansea.

Councillor Nick Tregoning ,
Cabinet Member for Social Services
City and County of Swansea

If you would like to find out a bit more about the Network before making an application for membership we would encourage you to attend a national network meeting as an opportunity to meet some our members and experience first-hand one of the benefits of membership.  For regular attendance at Network meetings and/or to receive access to other benefits of membership we invite you to join the network.

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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Colin Cox
Public Health Consultant
Manchester City Council

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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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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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Nicola Morrow
Commissioning Officer,
Health Housing and Adult Services
Sunderland City Council

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Keith Gerrard
Assistant Director Community Engagement
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 Rita Robertson
Director of Public Health
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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Jane Muller

Associate Director of Public Health

Cumbria County Council


Helen Clay


Elizabeth Blenkinsop
Service Manager Public Health,
Health Improvement Team
Wakefiled Metropolitan District Council

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

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