REHIS News – November 2022

  • 1 December 2022

The Institute’s Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 18 November at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Centre with over eighty members attending, some in person and others via MS Teams.  Louise Cunningham gave her Presidential Report reflecting on the previous year in her role as President. Prior to the AGM was the Institute’s annual Environmental […]

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Minimum Unit Pricing reducing alcohol consumption

  • 27 November 2022

The latest data published by Public Health Scotland (PHS) has concluded that Minimum Unit Pricing has reduced overall alcohol sales. The study, carried out in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, shows a net reduction in total per-adult sales of alcohol of three percent in the three years following the implementation of MUP in 2018. […]

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Inquest Concludes Prolonged Exposure to Mould Led to Death of 2 year old

  • 27 November 2022

The inquest into the death of two-year-old Awaab Ishak concluded on 15 November 2022, with the Coroner finding Awaab died as a result of a severe respiratory condition due to prolonged exposure to mould in his home environment. The inquest was heard over seven days at North Manchester Coroner’s Court in front of HM Senior […]

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Consultation launched on plans to restrict alcohol advertising

  • 24 November 2022

Alcohol companies could face tighter restrictions on advertising in order to protect society’s most vulnerable, under new proposals which have been set out by the Scottish Government. The public’s views are being sought on plans to restrict adverts for alcohol at sporting events, on buses, and online and elsewhere – to reduce the appeal of […]

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Public Health Scotland report highlights the impact of Minimum Unit Pricing on alcohol products and prices

  • 24 November 2022

Public Health Scotland (PHS) have published a report which evaluates the price and range of alcohol products in the Scottish off-trade sector in the 12 months following the implementation of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol (MUP). The research shows that the average price of alcoholic drinks in the off-trade increased in Scotland to a greater extent than […]

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Scottish Health Survey 2021 Released

  • 10 November 2022

The Scottish Health Survey (SHeS) is commissioned by the Scottish Government Health Directorates to provide reliable information on the health, and factors related to health, of people living in Scotland that cannot be obtained from other sources.  The series aims to: estimate the occurrence of particular health conditions estimate the prevalence of certain risk factors […]

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Revised Draft National Planning Framework 4 laid in the Scottish Parliament

  • 10 November 2022

On the 10 November, the Draft National Planning Framework was laid in the Scottish Parliament for approval along with an Explanatory Report that outlines the changes from Draft NPF4 to the Revised Draft. This is a significant milestone for Scotland’s planning system. The Revised Draft is a product of extensive engagement and collaboration and maintains […]

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Scottish Government Commences Development of the new National Marine Plan

  • 10 November 2022

The Scottish Government has officially commenced the development of the new National Marine Plan. This announcement follows the previous National Marine Plan Review in 2021 and the government’s decision in Programme for Goverment 2022 – 2023. The first National Marine Plan was developed in 2015. It is now time to develop the new plan to face […]

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Online Open Day at University of the West of Scotland

  • 10 November 2022

The University of the West of Scotland are running on Online Open day on Wednesday 30 November, where potential students can find out more about the BSc (Hons) in Environmental Health with Professional Practice and studying at the University of the West of Scotland. This degree course is accredited by the Institute and is the […]

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REHIS News – October 2022

  • 26 October 2022

Annual General Meeting The Institute’s Annual General Meeting will this year be held in hybrid format, on Friday 18 November 2020 at 2pm. It will be held at the Edinburgh Training and Conference Venue and on MS Teams and is open to members of the Institute. Members should have received their papers by now which includes the […]

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E-coli outbreak in East Lothian declared officially “over”

  • 26 October 2022

The multi-agency Incident Management Team (IMT) said there have been no new cases of the infection in more than 28 days, meaning that the outbreak has been concluded. A total of 57 cases were identified and five nurseries in Musselburgh and Haddington were closed as a safety precaution during the outbreak of E-coli. The IMT, […]

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