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To improve the health and environment of people in Nottingham Health District by integrating voluntary and statutory, health, environment, social care and economic policies and practices.

(Nottingham Health District includes the local authority districts of Broxtowe, Gedling, Nottingham, Rushcliffe and Hucknall within Ashfield.)



Health In Your Environment (HIYE) is a voluntary sector forum which brings together groups involved in health, social and economic regeneration and environmental issues. It has a particular focus on the connections between health and the environment, where health is defined not just in terms of ill-health but in terms of well-being and quality of life.

The forum was originally formed in 1996 to establish a voluntary sector voice within Nottingham Health Action Group (a multi-sector group working to improve the health and environment of local people across the health district). It has contributed valuable ideas and a voluntary and community sector perspective to a wide range of different working groups within Greater Nottingham and through this work has instigated a wide range of action. Our work falls under two main headings:

  • networking and consultation with a range of partnership bodies;
  • events and activities to raise awareness of issues and spread good practice.

HIYE holds a unique position in the Greater Nottingham area in terms of the range of groups that are members. Because of this there has been increasing interest from the statutory sector: the many changes within local government and the health services in the last couple of years mean they have to consult widely with the public and consider issues in a more integrated way, and HIYE is well placed to help with this.


Organisations involved in HIYE

  • Nottingham Coalition of Disabled People
  • Nottingham Council for Voluntary Service
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Groundwork Greater Nottingham
  • Pedals
  • NEA Nottingham
  • Nottingham Real World Coalition
  • Nottinghamshire Rural Community Council
  • Rushcliffe Council for Voluntary Services
  • Stapleford Volunteer Bureau
  • Nottinghamshire Transport 2000
  • Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
  • And many more



Ian Hewitt



Helen Ross
Health Equalities
Nottingham City Primary Care Trust
1 Standard Court
Park Row

Tel. 0115 912 3382


Page last updated 22/1/2004