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The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is the leading voice of environmental and public health. We achieve this through raising the profile of environmental health issues and the work of Environmental Health Officers through press releases and comments to the media and government.

We have expert spokespeople in a number of areas related to environmental health, such as food safety, pest control, skin piercing, smoking etc., and if you would like to receive expert information, opinions or interview requests, please contact PR Manager, Steven Fifer, (020 7827 5922; 07970 949363).

Outside of office hours, please call: 07815 853529.

  Latest News 
Ditching the clipboard - a new approach to housing inspection in Thurrock
20 November 2015
The 'Well Homes scheme' in Thurrock takes a new approach to housing inspections with impressive results
CIEH criticises Defra's air quality plans
19 November 2015
The CIEH has submitted its consultation on the Government's revised air quality plans 
Online tools launched to help trainers and centres improve performance
12 November 2015
The CIEH has launched online data tools exclusively available for registered trainers and training centres, allowing them to better measure performance
New mentoring scheme to help EHPs publish new research
12 November 2015
New mentoring scheme launched to help EHPs conduct research and how best to share it with colleagues and other stakeholders.
Renew your membership with the CIEH today
11 November 2015
The CIEH has launched a brand new campaign asking members to renew their subscriptions
CIEH Wales Director launches second book
9 November 2015
Julie Barratt, the CIEH's Wales Director, has launched her second book with a focus on enforcement notices for all local authority officers.
Research excellence recognised at inaugural presidential awards
9 November 2015
President of the CIEH, Tim Everett, presents the inaugural 'President's Researcher of the Year Awards' at this year's National Conference
Cornwall Council tackles poor housing above commercial properties
30 October 2015
Cornwall Council poor housing conditions in HMOs (House in Multiple Occupation) above commercial premises
Multi-agency housing programme improves health and wellbeing in Liverpool
30 October 2015
Liverpool Council's multi-agency Healthy Homes Programme helps reduce health inequalities with much success
CIEH joins the call to reverse public health cuts
26 October 2015
The CIEH has joined several high-profile organisations in writing to the Chancellor to reverse spending cuts to vital public health services.
CIEH set to attend international food safety conference
16 October 2015
The CIEH is set to send a delegation to an international food safety conference to promote the benefits of working with the CIEH.
Graham Jukes attends important Conservative Conference landlords' fringe event
12 October 2015
The CIEH's Chief Executive, Graham Jukes, took part in high-profile private sector landlord-led discussion during the Conservative Party Conference.
Online healthy housing resource being developed by CIEH
12 October 2015
Online housing resource will help EHPs and local authorities understand the impact of housing on health and wellbeing
High-profile speakers confirmed for CIEH National Conference
9 October 2015
Several high-profile speakers have been confirmed to present at this year's event
Trainer's Forums pick-up again over the next two months
9 October 2015
There are lots of Trainer's Forums taking place over October and November which give registered trainers and training centres the opportunity to meet and feedback to the CIEH.
Food allergen labelling takes centre stage at CIEH corporate event
2 October 2015
Precautionary food allergen labelling was the subject of the day at a CIEH corporate breakfast briefing.
Cast your vote for Assembly of Representatives candidate
1 October 2015
CIEH members are being asked to cast their votes to elect new candidates onto the Assembly of Representatives
CIEH Vice President passes away
1 October 2015
We are sad to report that CIEH Vice President Professor Graham Ashworth CBE has passed away
CIEH makes an appearance on ITV current affairs show
24 September 2015
CIEH's Howard Price makes a star appearance on ITV's current affairs programme 'Tonight'.
New food safety training being delivered by CIEH
24 September 2015
The CIEH is delivering new food safety training in October after winning a contract from the FSA.
Our man in Dubai: Christian Hopper attends Middle East H&S Forum
22 September 2015
Christian Hopper, our man in Dubai, shares his experience when he attended the Middle East Health & Safety Forum at the beginning of October.
Children are the future - CIEH supports World Environmental Health Day 2015
21 September 2015
This Saturday (26 September) is World Environmental Health Day 2015 with the central theme of improving children's health and wellbeing.
CIEH launches enforcement guidance to prohibit smoking in cars with minors
18 September 2015
The CIEH has launched a guidance document which will help officials in England enforce new smokefree legislation coming into force at the beginning of October. 
Media highlights: 7 - 11 September 2015
11 September 2015
EXTRA EXTRA! Read all about the latest environmental health news in our media blog
Have a burning allergen question? TiFSiP surgeries are here to help
11 September 2015
TiFSiP is gearing up to host their first ever surgery, providing their members access to allergen experts throughout October
CIEH submits views to government prior to launch of Housing Bill
10 September 2015
As the Government gears up to announce details of the Housing Bill, the CIEH submits its views to the Government
CIEH busy drafting enforcement guidance to prohibit smoking in cars with minors
9 September 2015
The CIEH is busy developing guidance to help officials in England enforce new legislation making it an offence for people to smoke in private cars with young people
Corporates surveyed for their views on training
8 September 2015
CIEH is surveying its corporate clients to find out their training requirements and there's a chance of winning a £50 John Lewis voucher for taking part
Media highlights: 1 - 4 September 2015
8 September 2015
We've immersed ourselves in the world of environmental health and summarised the big talking points from last week's news stories
Membership survey winners announced
4 September 2015
Congratulations to the three members who have won free membership to the CIEH for 2016 after completing an important survey
Media highlights: 24 August -1 September 2015
3 September 2015
A round-up of topical environmental health stories featuring in the news from the previous week

Generation Rent secures £18,000 in fundraising campaign
2 September 2015
CIEH is supporting Generation Rent's fundraising campaign, helping renters in the private sector secure safe and healthy homes

Planning for CIEH's 115th National Conference well under way
1 September 2015
Plans are currently being developed for this year's 115th CIEH National Conference taking place in October
Continuing Professional Development consultation launched
28 August 2015
The CIEH has launched a consultation seeking members' views on current CPD arrangements.

Blog: CIEH survey finds resilience of environmental health services at tipping point
28 August 2015
Read the latest blog from Sharon Smith, CIEH's Regional Stakeholder Manager, around the findings from the Environmental Health Workforce Survey 2014/15. 

Media highlights: 17 – 21 August 2015
24 August 2015
Read our Media highlights blog and catch-up with all the environmental health news that featured in the media last week.
CIEH & TiFSiP to launch food allergen white paper
24 August 2015
The CIEH and TiFSiP and due to publish a landmark white paper on food allergen 'may contain' labelling providing advice and guidance to the food industry.
Middle East forum leads Health and Safety debate
20 August 2015
The Middle East Health and Safety Forum is an important event in the calendar and the CIEH will be flying out to attend the conference in Dubai.
Turn that 0 into a 5 with food safety training
19 August 2015
Frank Post, CIEH's Executive Director for Commercial Services, gives his thoughts on how food safety training could potentially help with your 'scores on the doors'.
Environmental Health in the news: 10 – 14 August 2015
14 August 2015
EXTRA EXTRA! The CIEH's media department rounds up the leading environmental health news over the past week.
Media highlights: 3-7 August 2015
10 August 2015
The CIEH looks back at the media highlights between Monday 3 and Friday 7 August.
Media highlights: 27-31 July 2015
04 August 2015
The CIEH looks back at the media highlights between Thursday 27 and Monday 31 July.
Media highlights: 20-24 July 2015
27 July 2015
The CIEH looks back at the media highlights between Monday 20 and Friday 24 July.
CIEH to publish Environmental Workforce Survey results
8 July 2015
As part of the EH Futures programme, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is due to release results from the Environmental Workforce Survey 2014/15 at the end of July.
CIEH enters into partnership with Emirates Institute for Health and Safety
23 June 2015
The CIEH is pleased to announce it recently entered into a partnership with the Emirates Institute for Health and Safety (EIHS) to explore joint advisory and training opportunities in Abu Dhabi.
Mental health and wellbeing to be discussed at CIEH’s Annual Meeting
8 June 2015
This year’s Annual Meeting for members of the CIEH is on Wednesday 11 June and the key note speaker will be looking at the emerging issue of mental health and wellbeing in our communities.
CIEH to host food allergen labelling roundtable
2 June 2015
Food allergen labelling to be discussed at joint CIEH and TiFSiP roundtable.
CIEH sponsors prestigious MJ awards
29 May 2015
CIEH has joint-sponsored a category at the prestigious MJ Local Government Achievement Awards.
CIEH wins three-year Food Standards Agency contract
22 May 2015
We are pleased to announce that the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) recently won a three-year Food Standards Agency (FSA) contract to deliver training for local authority officers.
CIEH partners with Develop Training to offer new branded legionella assessments to employers and facilities managers
17 March 2015
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), is working with leading provider Develop Training to bring a new legionella assessment to employers, an assessment that meet the very high standards of the national Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
CIEH involved in developing collaborative tuberculosis strategy
28 January 2015
Public Health England and NHS England have announced an £11.5 million investment as part of a collaborative initiative to decrease cases and ultimately eliminate TB as a public health problem in England. The proposals are set out in a publication launched on 19 January 2015 entitled Collaborative Tuberculosis Strategy for England 2015 – 2020. The strategy was developed after an extensive public consultation that ran during 2014 and to which the CIEH made a detailed submission.