Network Meetings

The UK Healthy Cities Network holds three network meetings per year which bring together members to network and share ideas, knowledge and skills. Meetings offer members access to peer support and opportunities to exchange information and develop collaborative approaches.

The meeting format is highly interactive and involves group discussions and workshops.  It has been carefully designed to meet the requirements of the membership and briefly comprises:

Network Business Meeting

This session offers the opportunity for members to inform national and European developments and for the Network to provide updates and act as conduit for the dissemination of relevant information.

Learning and Development Session

Thematic learning and development sessions are designed to enable members to master new ideas, facilitate the transfer of knowledge into practical solutions and stimulate debate. These sessions include expert input and facilitation where appropriate, case study presentations and group discussions.


Meeting agendas are designed to maximise networking opportunities both throughout the planned sessions and more informally over lunch and breaks.


Meetings are hosted by member cities and towns and take place across the UK.  See below for information on future and past meetings. In addition to regular network meetings, the UK Healthy Cities Network will hold a range of other events such as themed learning events and thematic sub-group meetings in response to the needs of the membership. For more information on current and past events visit our events page.

Upcoming Meetings

Co-ordinators' Meeting and themed Session on Dementia-Friendly Cities/Communities

10th July 2014

This day will include a business meeting, themed session on Dementia-Friendly Cities/Communities (to include input from Professor David Morris, UCLan) and networking/peer support. The programme is still being finalised, but the day is likely to commence at around 9am and end at around 3.30pm.

Themed Learning Event 'Leadership and Governance'

9th July 2014

This event will be for co-ordinators, politicians and other colleagues – and will incorporate a Politicians' Meeting. The day will commence with registration at 10.30am and run through until late afternoon (provisionally 16.45).

Archived Meetings

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

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