E. coli outbreak in East Lothian

  • 15 August 2022

An investigation is underway into a cluster of cases of E. coli at a nursery in East Lothian. NHS Lothian, along with local and national partner agencies, is investigating 28 cases of the infection linked to Church Street Pear Tree Nursery in Haddington. Although most cases have had mild symptoms and have not required hospital […]

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Edinburgh’s Short-Term Let Control Area approved by Scottish Government

  • 15 August 2022

Edinburgh will become Scotland’s first designated Short-Term Let Control Area after the Scottish Government approved the City of Edinburgh Council’s proposed change to planning requirements. The control area is intended to help maintain the availability of long-term residential housing in Edinburgh. The measure is also to preserve the character of neighbourhoods, prevent short-term lets in […]

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REHIS Website

  • 12 August 2022

The Institute is pleased to share the launch of our new website.  The website has a slightly new look with several extra pages and additional features. Your existing login can be used to access the members only section of the website and you can reset your password by following the instructions on the log in page […]

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REHIS Events

  • 12 August 2022

The REHIS website has been given a new look which we hope you like. If you do have any issues please contact us. Please note that our events are under the heading “Professional Development and Events”.

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New regulations for non-surgical cosmetic procedures considered following consultation

  • 24 July 2022

New regulations are to be considered following a consultation for non-surgical cosmetic procedures that pierce or penetrate the skin and proposals to introduce a licensing scheme which ran from 17 January 2020 to 30 June 2020.  Measures to enhance public safety around the procedures will be considered which would restrict who can administer dermal fillers, also known as […]

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New data tool launched to help researchers understand the effects human medicines have on Scotland’s environment

  • 24 July 2022

A new data visualisation tool to help to help researchers better understand the effects medicines have on Scotland’s environment has been launched by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) on behalf of the One Health Breakthrough Partnership (OHBP). ‘Pharmaceuticals in the Water Environment’ is the first open access interactive tool in the UK to combine […]

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Pressures and stresses tighten across Scotland’s 32 councils

  • 24 July 2022

Scotland’s councils have had a pivotal role in supporting and working with communities as they responded to the impacts of Covid-19. Now councils must lead recovery work with and alongside their local communities, focusing on getting the services people need in place as pressures and stresses escalate and impact the day to day lives of […]

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Genomic sequencing used to investigate university halls outbreak in new study

  • 23 July 2022

A new study from Public Health Scotland in collaboration with the University of Glasgow and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, published today, investigates a large outbreak of COVID-19 among students resident at university accommodation in Scotland at the start of the autumn 2020 term. It clearly describes the potential for rapid spread of COVID-19 within and between […]

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Workplace fatality figures published

  • 23 July 2022

A hundred and twenty-three workers were killed in work-related accidents in Great Britain in the last year, according to figures published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The annual data release covers the period from April 2021 to March 2022, during which time most pandemic restrictions were lifted and the economy began returning to […]

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Lyme disease and tick awareness

  • 22 July 2022

A campaign is running this summer to raise awareness of tick bites and the symptoms of Lyme Disease.  Ticks are tiny spider-like creatures found in woodland and moorland areas. They feed on the blood of birds and mammals, including humans. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks. It’s also known […]

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