A new Joint Award, between Albion Environmental Limited (AEL) and REHIS, was signed off by Alasdair Meldrum (AEL) and Tom Bell (REHIS) in Edinburgh on Thursday 5 December this year.This Joint Award “Training in the Waste and Resource Sector” aims to provide course candidates with background knowledge in the environmental legislation which affects the sector.
The VTEC/E.coli O157 Action Plan 2013-2017 has been published this morning and is available on the Scottish Government website.http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/11/8897 By way of background, in 2010 Scottish Ministers decided to convene a multidisciplinary VTEC/E. coli O157 Action Group.
The Environmental Health Update is a free to members CPD training event and precedes the Institute’s Annual General Meeting which will be held on the afternoon of Friday 15 November 2013 at 2.00pm at the Apex International Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HSThe Annual General Meeting is a Members only event.See the attached document for more information,a programme and a registration form.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Institute has appointed Linda Kain to the position of Director of Professional Development and Jackie McCabe to the position of Director of Training. Linda and Jackie were selected from a very strong group of applicants and will take up their posts early in the New Year.
Brian Kelly, former Director of Environmental Protection Services with Glasgow City Council, recently returned from his tenth visit to Malawi. Brian’s involvement in Malawi dates back to 2004 and an agreement between the Lord Provosts of Glasgow and Edinburgh and the subsequent launch of the Scotland Malawi Partnership.
Health Protection Scotland and Food Standards Agency (Scotland) Joint Annual Report on Infectious Intestinal Disease Associated with Foodborne Illness in Scotland, 2012.This is the first joint annual report published by Health Protection Scotland and the Food Standards Agency (Scotland), focussing on the key pathogens identified by the UK Foodborne Disease Strategy. you can download the report at:http://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/giz/publicationsdetail.a
The August 2013 edition of the REHIS e-Newsletter 'News for Public Health Professionals' has been uploaded to this website and is accessible from a dedicated public access portal to the right of this news item.We would like to add more articles from members and environmental health/public health colleagues to the Institute's e- Newsletter.
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