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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Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

  • 26 October 2022

Following an increase in the number of detections of avian influenza (bird flu) in wild birds and other captive birds, the Chief Veterinary Officers from England, Scotland and Wales have declared an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) across Great Britain to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading amongst poultry and other captive birds. This […]

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Food Standards Scotland relaunch updated Healthy Eating Tutorial

  • 26 October 2022

Food Standards Scotland have relaunched their Healthy Eating Tutorial, developed in collaboration with Public Health Scotland. The tutorial serves as a helpful tool for those looking for an introduction to nutrition, and who may be required to provide healthy eating messages to others as part of their job, for example those working in health and social […]

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Licensing scheme opens for short-term lets

  • 26 October 2022

From 1 October 2022, all short-term let accommodation will need a licence, unless specifically excluded. This will ensure there is a mandatory set of standards that apply to all short-term lets across Scotland.  The new licence is a legal obligation, even if hosts occasionally let out a spare room or sub-let while on holiday for example.   The […]

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Pausing asymptomatic Covid-19 testing

  • 26 October 2022

Health and social care workers will no longer be required to test for COVID-19 every week as asymptomatic testing was paused on 28 September. The four UK Chief Medical Officers agreed it is safe to halt weekly staff testing, visitor and carer testing and hospital admission testing following a change to the Covid-19 alert level […]

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Scotland’s tap water quality remains high says Water Quality Regulator 

  • 6 October 2022

The latest annual report issued by the Drinking Water Quality Regulator (DWQR) for Scotland’s shows that Scottish Water’s compliance with the stringent standards for drinking water is high at 99.92%. The report is now in its twentieth year and highlights compliance with standards has improved from 99.28% in 2002 to 99.92% in 2021. This may […]

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