CIEH responds to Faculty of Public Health’s membership survey on budget cuts

Publication Date: 22nd June 2015

Subject: CIEH

Responding to the results of a member’s survey conducted by the Faculty of Public Health’s, Graham Jukes, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), said:  

“The plans to slash £200 million of public health funding from local authority budgets is of major concern and the Faculty of Public Health’s survey results shows that we are not the only ones who think these cuts will have a direct detrimental impact on the nation’s health and wellbeing on the front line.

“We have recently called for the previous level of public health funding for local government to be ring-fenced beyond 2016 and we strongly urge the Government to take a longer term viewpoint of the value of preventative public health interventions, which will pay dividends in terms of reducing costs to the NHS and over a generation will lead to benefits in improved health and well-being of the nation.”

ENDS  

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The Faculty of Public Health’s survey results 

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  • The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 10,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. It ensures the highest standards of professional competence in its members, in the belief that through environmental health action people's health can be improved 
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