Message from REHIS President Evonne Bauer

Dear REHIS Members,

Thank you all for welcoming me as your President for the 2023 term and year ahead. It’s a delight and great honour and I am truly grateful, and will work hard to benefit the Institute and all members.

I do hope this year is a positive one as I acknowledge that recent years have been difficult for us all. New challenges lie ahead and we best equip ourselves to deal with them.

I strongly believe that professionally environmental health has a key contribution to play in many aspects of covid recovery, in the cost of living crisis, across sustainability and climate change, in directing local economy and business, and in supporting people and communities. We are very well placed and key to respond with our core skills and public health knowledge together with an enthusiastic approach.

REHIS has many events and training opportunities in the planning, and I hope that you are able to take advantage of these in person or hybrid.  Any ideas or comments I would be delighted to hear.

I look forward to a great year ahead as President and hope that I can meet up with many of you.

Sending best wishes to all members for 2023.

REHIS Annual Environmental Health Forum
The Institute is delighted to advise that this year’s Annual Environmental Health Forum will be held as a Hybrid event from Kilmardinny House, East Dunbartonshire on Tuesday 25 April 2023.  Further details will be featured on our website very soon.
CPD Submissions
It is CPD submission time again!
CPD submissions for calendar year 2022 require to be with the Institute by 31 January 2023.
The Institute’s Scheme of CPD provides a way for Members of the Institute to evidence their ongoing professional development in an independently assessed way. For EHOs this also offers a means to achieve Chartered EHO status.
The new website provides a more efficient way to record and submit CPD and can be found by logging into the members only section of the website.  Individual entries can be made at any time through the year, then at the end of the year, when ready to submit this is completed by selecting the relevant entries, the relevant year and hitting ‘submit’. This moves your submission to the bottom of the page and should show CPD as ‘submitted’.
Once it has been reviewed, an e mail notification is sent that something has changed and the e mail will ask the submitter to log in to view the change. The status should have changed to either ‘approved’ or ‘more information required’ and, if the latter, will show details of what is required. The submitter can then add anything required and ‘submit’ again, and the process will be repeated. If all is found to meet the Scheme requirements and it says ‘approved’, a certificate of compliance will be sent out in due course. For Chartered EHOs a copy of the updated e mail signature logo will also be sent.
If you have any queries regarding CPD submissions please e mail
REHIS Presenter’s Update Seminar for Food and Health and associated Food and Health Courses
Wednesday 22 March 2023 (please note change of date)
This will be a half day event, 9.15am until 1.15pm and delivered remotely through MS Teams.

The programme will be finalised in the next few weeks, but we are pleased to confirm there will be sessions launching the new REHIS Elementary Nutrition course and Elementary Food and Health course by e-learning.

Booking form and programme will be sent out to all centres in the next few weeks.  We ask that this is passed onto all Food and Health Presenters.
Dog Control Training
The final session of the popular Dog Control training is to be delivered on Tuesday 7 February. There are still some places available and remember, if you work for a local authority attendance is funded.  Book a space here