CIEH comments on EU Referendum result

Publication Date: 24th June 2016

Subject: CIEH

Following the results of the EU Referendum, Anne Godfrey, Chief Executive of the CIEH, said: 

“Following the landmark referendum on the UK’s EU membership, I would like to thank our members for turning out to vote in what was an incredible turnout.

“We appreciate that much of the regulatory framework our members work with has its roots in the EU but we equally recognise that the standards environmental health professionals uphold on a daily basis are applicable worldwide.

“Our priority now is to work with the various national regulators, our members and the wider profession to ensure that standards of public health and public protection are maintained during the transition period and beyond. We have the utmost confidence in the ability of environmental health professionals to continue to work with business and individuals to deliver the service that the country wants and needs.”


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Prior to the referendum, the CIEH facilitated a special webinar:  

About the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH):   

The CIEH is the professional voice for environmental health representing over 9,000 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. 

Environmental health has an important and unique contribution to make to improving public health and reducing health inequalities. The CIEH campaigns to ensure that government policy addresses the needs of communities and business in achieving and maintaining improvements to health and health protection.  

The CIEH is a leading provider of regulated qualifications and operates in over 50 countries. 

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