Annual Environmental Health Forum

On behalf of our President, Lynn Crothers, we would like to thank all our speakers, delegates, invited guests, Institute staff and the staff of Queen Margaret University for this year’s Annual Environmental Health Forum, which was held on 24 April 2024 at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.

Through the varied and informative presentations there were great discussions on ‘how does the profession remain resilient with global, international and local pressures?’. We would also like to congratulate all the award recipients.  A full report will be in the next Journal edition.   It was a great day with interesting speakers, excellent networking opportunities and to cap it all – the sun shone brilliantly! 

Top Photo – REHIS President – Lynn Crothers

Bottom Photo – REHIS Directors and Chief Executive

Pollution Update Course, 22 May 2024

The Pollution Update Course is taking place on Wednesday 22 May 2024 via MS Teams and is packed with a variety of interesting and topical subjects.

The event will open with an introduction from Scottish Government in what they are currently involved with, regarding noise, air quality and contaminated land. We will then take a closer look at noise and renewables with respect to air sourced heat pumps. The event will continue with an update on LEZs from Glasgow City Council, problems associated with lithium leakage from batteries and a further insight into developments into fly tipping initiatives.

There will be opportunity for questions and further discussion. For information and booking arrangements see Pollution Update – REHIS

Community Training

This Institute recently hosted a two-day NHS/PHS Scottish Mental Health First Aid course in the REHIS Office. Some of our approved training centres presenters and staff were trained up by Gwen Robertson, Scottish Mental Health Training, in preparation for the soon to be launched REHIS Mental Health First Aid course.