National Environmental Health Board


What is the National Environmental Health Board?

The National Environmental Health Board (NEHB) provides a national focal point for Government, Local Government, Port Health Authorities and the Environmental Health Profession for the purpose of; coordinating; leading and delivering funded programmes between authorities or by authorities and; conducting funded or non-funded research and projects within the scope, remit and competency of the local government Environmental Health service in England.

Who is represented on the Board?

NEHB is governed by an independent board selected to represent the English regional groups of directors of environmental health it is chaired by The Rt Hon Lord Rooker. All Regions of England are represented and through the NEHB the environmental health services in all local authorities and port health authorities are connected. Each year the NEHB will meet with the organisations for the coordination of environmental health that currently exist in the devolved administrations of the UK. NEHB is supported administratively by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

What does NEHB aim to do?

NEHB aims to work with all government departments and agencies that have sectorial responsibility for National and sub-national policy aimed at protecting and improving the environment, health, wellbeing and quality of life of individuals and communities and for reducing health inequalities, delivered through the environmental health function of local government. The Board maintains close links with the Local Government Association (LGA) and its environmental health policy forum (EHPF).

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