REHIS News

October/November e-Newsletter

The October/November edition of the REHIS e-Newsletter 'News for Public Health Professionals' has been uploaded to this website and is accessible from the dedicated portal to the left of this news item. If you wish to feature an environmental health or public health initiative, event or activity in the e-Newsletter please contact Tom Bell, Chief Executive on 0131 225 6999 or tb@rehis.com

Director of Professional Development

I am delighted to be able to advise you that Robert Howe has been appointed to the position of Director of Professional Development and will take up his post early in the New Year. Robert will bring additional experience, expertise and professionalism to the Institute´s office and I look forward to him joining us and to working with him. Tom Bell Chief Executive

REHIS Journal - Autumn edition

The Autumn 2009 edition of Environmental Health Scotland, the REHIS Journal, can be accessed on the members area.

Pennington calls for 'ring-fencing' of environmental health

Professor Hugh Pennington is expressing his concerns at any future cuts in local government affecting food enforcement. At the annual Food Update course for food enforcers held by REHIS, Professor Pennington highlights the need for a robust force of environmental health officers and food safety officers to help minimise food poisoning outbreaks. His presentation covers the lessons to be learned for the outbreak of E coli O157 in South Wales in 2005 and the previous Central Scotland outbreak.

REHIS opposes CIEH move into Scotland

The management committee of REHIS has issued a statement to members to clarify their position on the announcement by CIEH that they will set up a Scottish Administrative Region.

A copy of the statement mailed to members is posted here.

The issue is currently being discussed on the Members' Bulletin Board. (Login required).

September e-Newsletter

The September edition of the REHIS e-Newsletter 'News for Public Health Professionals' has been uploaded to this website and is accessible from the dedicated portal to the left of this news item. If you wish to feature an environmental health or public health initiative, event or activity in the e-Newsletter please contact Tom Bell, Chief Executive on 0131 225 6999 or tb@rehis.com

Dates for your diary

6 October Health and Safety Update Course, Edinburgh 7 October Food Safety Update Course, Edinburgh 21 October Course Presenters' Seminar, Dundee 3, 4 & 5 November Professional Examinations, Edinburgh 18 November (eve) Annual Awards Ceremony, Edinburgh 19 November (am) Environmental Health Update Event, Edinburgh 19 November (pm) Annual General Meeting, Edinburgh Full details available from the REHIS office.

The Crofton Award

The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) in partnership with ASH Scotland are for the first time presenting the Crofton Award, recognising the contribution that young people in Scotland make towards reducing the harm caused by tobacco. Applications are welcomed before 21 October 2009 for a chance to win the award, including a £1,000 first place prize, to be used to further develop the work which is awarded.

REHIS Professional Update Courses-Book now

Don't miss the opportunity to register for the next two professional update courses on food safety and health and safety.Places are strictly limited.See the events page for more information and the booking forms.

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