Political parties to be quizzed about Public Health in Wales at CIEH conference

Publication Date: 21st April 2016

Subject: CIEH

The big six political parties in Wales will be questioned today about what they will do to improve public health in Wales at the CIEH Wales’s annual conference.  

David Daycock, an experienced Barrister and public servant,  will be chairing the ‘Public Health Question Time’ session, which is taking place on the second day of CIEH Wales’s ‘Public Health: Sustaining Communities’ conference.

Representatives from the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, Green Party and UKIP parties will be attending the Question Time session.

Julie Barratt, Director of CIEH Wales, said that public health is an important issue in Wales at the moment.

“Following the elections there will be significant changes to local authorities, the budget crisis shows no sign of abating, and we are very close to the Welsh Government elections” said Julie Barratt.

“The Question Time we are hosting not only gives the delegates the opportunity to challenge the political parties about the issues that matter to them and will impact on environmental and public health delivery.”

The ‘Public Health: Sustaining Communities’ conference is a two day event taking place between Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 April.

Now in its tenth year, this annual event has been organised by CIEH Wales, a membership body representing and educating Environmental Health Practitioners working across the private and public sectors.

The conference has been organised with the aim of bringing together individuals and organisations who have an interest in public health or are on the front-line protecting health and wellbeing and enabling business growth.

Julie Barratt added: “Public and environmental health interventions play a critical role in improving health, supporting local communities and enabling businesses to grow. Despite being of critical importance and cutting across many services and industries, Environmental Health Practitioners working for councils and private companies are often unseen and unappreciated.

“This conference not only supports those working on the front-line of environmental health provision to learn about new and innovative ways of working but also will help demonstrate how vital they are to health and success of Wales PLC.”


Notes to editors

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is the professional voice for environmental health. 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

  • The CIEH represents over 9,000 members working in the public, private and non-profit sectors. For more information about the CIEH visit www.cieh.org  
  • Mae Sefydliad Siartredig Iechyd yr Amgylchedd (CIEH) yw llais proffesiynol ar gyfer iechyd yr amgylchedd. Mae'n sicrhau y safonau uchaf o gymhwysedd proffesiynol yn ei aelodau, yn y gred bod drwy gamau iechyd yr amgylchedd y gall iechyd pobl yn cael ei wella
    • Mae'r CIEH yn cynrychioli dros 9,000 o aelodau sy'n gweithio yn y sectorau cyhoeddus, preifat a di-elw sectorau. I gael mwy o wybodaeth am yr ymweliad CIEH  www.cieh.org  

For further information contact

Am ragor o wybodaeth cysylltwch â

Julie Barratt, Director CIEH WALES : 01633 865533 or 07919212664




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