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CIEH Media releases 2014

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Jenny Morris collects MBE from Windsor Castle

17th October 2014

The head of the CIEH’s new membership organisation, the Institute of Food Safety Integrity and Protection, Jenny Morris, received her MBE today at Windsor Castle.

CIEH announces new food safety for logistics qualification

10th October 2014

A new qualification has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) that will benefit anyone working in a logistics business where food is stored, transported or delivered.

Food safety on the menu at the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) National Conference

6th October 2014

One month after the publication of Professor Chris Elliott’s review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks, the issues around food safety will be covered at the CIEH’s two-day national conference in Nottingham on 7 and 8 October. 

Fracking on the agenda as CIEH holds its 114th National Conference in Nottingham

6th October 2014

The issue of hydraulic fracturing to recover shale gas (fracking) will be featured at the CIEH’s 114th National Conference, at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on 7 and 8 October.

World Environmental Health Day 2014

26th September 2014

26 September is World Environmental Health Day. The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is promoting the crucial role of its members and accredited trainers in protecting and improving public health, ahead of its 114th National Conference in Nottingham, 7 and 8 October.  

CIEH trainer to speak at Middle East conference

15th September 2014

CIEH food safety trainer and consultant, Allan Hough, will be delivering a presentation at the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management conference in Dubai on Wednesday 17 September. 

Response of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to the Elliott Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks

4th September 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) welcomes the publication today of the Elliott Review but remains concerned that ongoing budget cuts will compromise the effectiveness of local government to support food crime prevention.  

The Elliott Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks - Final report

4th September 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) welcomes the publication of the final report of the Elliott Review and trusts that all partners identified within the report will commit to swift action to jointly take forward all the recommendations, in order to establish a National Food Crime prevention framework.

As new hospital food rules are introduced, the CIEH asks is enough being done?

29th August 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) today welcomed health secretary Jeremy Hunt’s proposals for ‘legally binding’ improved standards of food on offer to hospital patients 

Port health call for tighter Ebola controls

21st August 2014

Port health officers are warning that a lack of co-ordinated health controls at ports and airports is posing an increased risk of Ebola entering the UK, as reported in Environmental Health News, the magazine of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) here. 

Communicable disease outbreak management: Operational guidance

15th August 2014

A revised and updated version of the operational guidance for managing outbreaks of communicable disease has been issued and sets out in detail the roles and responsibilities of key agencies during outbreak investigations and the agreed procedures which can ensure successful implementation.

Shale gas and fracking debate

15th August 2014

On 21 July 2014 Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) published a report which reviewed current evidence across a number of issues associated with shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These included environmental and public health aspects and socio-economic considerations.

Education review announces chair of working party

29th July 2014

A comprehensive review into professional environmental health education, commissioned by the CIEH from an independent working party, is set to make recommendations by the end of the year.

CIEH response to the Guardian’s article: “Dirty secrets of the UK poultry industry”

25th July 2014

The CIEH has today responded to the article that first appeared online on the Guardian’s website on Wed 23 July.  

Shale gas and ‘fracking’: examining the evidence

21st July 2014

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) have today published a report which reviews current evidence across a number of issues associated with shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These include environmental and public health aspects and socio-economic considerations. 

CIEH backs prohibition on smoking in cars carrying children

16th July 2014

Yesterday the government published: ‘Smoking in private vehicles carrying children – consultation on proposed regulations to be made under the Children and Families Act 2014.’ The government is proceeding with the introduction of regulations and is seeking views on draft regulations before they are made. 

Joan Walley MP honoured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in Parliament

16th July 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) will be honouring Joan Walley in recognition of her outstanding parliamentary service and her dedication and support to the CIEH at an awards reception at the Houses of Parliament on 16 July 2014.  

Standards of protection for housing on contaminated land at risk

10th July 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has warned its members to beware attempts to reduce the protection offered to occupiers of new houses built on former industrial sites. 

CIEH welcomes PHE’s report on health impact of ‘fracking’

26th June 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) today welcomes the publication of Public Health England (PHE)’s report on the potential public health impacts of exposure to chemical and radioactive pollutants as a result of shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). 

IFSIP launched at the House of Commons

26th June 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) formally launched its new membership organisation the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (IFSIP) at the House of Commons on 24 June 2014. 

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to launch IFSIP at the House of Commons

23rd June 2014

 The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) will be formally launching its new membership organisation the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (IFSIP) at the House of Commons on 24 June 2014. 

Partnership between CIEH and HC-One Care Home Group

5th June 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and HC-One today announced a new quality assurance partnership. HC-One is the third largest care home provider in the UK, and specialise in dementia, nursing, residential and specialist care. 

Presentation ceremony for long standing members

3rd June 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health today held a presentation ceremony for its long standing members, retired Public Health Inspectors who began work in the 1950s and 1960s.  

Conference told retaliatory eviction law under review

23rd May 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) is considering introducing legislation to outlaw ‘retaliatory eviction’ of tenants who complain to their landlords about poor housing conditions.

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health to launch new membership organisation

22nd May 2014

The CIEH will be formally launching its new membership organisation the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (IFSIP) at the House of Commons on 24 June 2014.

Further cuts in local government budget will put public health at risk warns Wales Audit Office

7th May 2014

Nick Selwyn, Local Government Manager from the Wales Audit Office, will discuss the preliminary findings of the recent research study that looked at Environmental Health Services in Wales at the ‘Public Health: Underpinning Wellbeing’ conference at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff on Wednesday 7 May. 

Dying for a drink? Health experts warn alcohol could be the next big public health emergency

6th May 2014

Alcohol and the way we use it could be the next big public health emergency, according to experts meeting at the conference of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health, Wales, in Cardiff on 8 May.

Conference exposes the health myths around e-cigarettes and hand rolled tobacco

6th May 2014

Sue Bowker, from the Welsh Government’s tobacco policy team and Fiona Andrews, Director of Smokefree South West, will be discussing myths around hand rolling tobacco and considering the state of play with respect to e-cigarettes at the “Public health: Underpinning Wellbeing” conference in Cardiff on 8 May.

Dealing with the worst housing hazards could save the NHS in Wales £67 million a year

6th May 2014

Delegates at the “Public Health: Underpinning Wellbeing” conference of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health in Cardiff on 7 May will hear that action and advocacy on housing in Wales could save the NHS £67 million a year.

CIEH announces creation of new membership organisation

10th April 2014

CIEH Chief Executive Graham Jukes has announced the creation of a new CIEH membership organisation, the Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (IFSIP) to represent the growing community of people who work in food safety throughout the food chain. 

15Hatfields to host Young People of the Year Awards, held in London for the first time

27th March 2014

Award winning sustainable venue, 15Hatfields, near London's Southbank, is hosting London’s first Young People of the Year awards on Saturday 29 March 2014.  

Graham Jukes collects OBE from Buckingham Palace

14th March 2014

Graham Jukes, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) collected the OBE he was awarded in the 2014 New Years Honours list at Buckingham Palace today.  

CIEH to launch training qualifications in Malaysia with seminar to boost food safety standards across Asia

11th March 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) will launch its food safety training in Malaysia on Wednesday 12 March, the organisation announced today.  

CIEH warns of risk to public from blood-borne diseases through increase in popularity of tattooing and body piercing

21st February 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is calling on the government to address what it sees as a major public health risk posed by the dramatic increase in tattooing and body piercing.  

The CIEH states that training and qualifications are essential for everyone providing cosmetic treatments which puncture the skin

14th February 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) today criticised the government for failing to include controls on tattooing and body piercing in its response to the findings of the Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions conducted by Professor Sir Bruce Keogh in 2013. 

First tattoo parlour rated by hygiene scheme

13th February 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health today congratulated a tattoo parlour in Gwent, south Wales, that has become the first in the UK to receive a rating from the Tattoo

CIEH facilitate event on contemporary risk management

11th February 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has launched a landmark series of events focussing on the challenges of risk management in the current climate to mark the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety Act, (1974). 

Jonathan Peck Memorial Service

10th February 2014

A memorial service is to be held in honour of Jonathan Peck at 11am on April 11 at Southwark Cathedral in central London.  

New book published by the CIEH to mark 60 years of environmental improvement during the Queen’s reign

30th January 2014

“Putting Wrong Things Right” has been published today by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) highlighting the work of environmental health practitioners from 1952 to 2012.

Response of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) to the Which? Report into consumer-focused food law enforcement

15th January 2014

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health today welcomed the research from Which? but called for mandatory display of scores from the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme as an essential component in delivering improved hygiene standards. 

Graham Jukes awarded OBE in New Years Honours list

2nd January 2014

Graham Jukes, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) since 2000, has been awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Years Honours list for services to environmental health in the UK and overseas.