September update from the Board of Trustees

28 September 2021, Terenja Humphries, Chair of the Board of Trustees

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It was encouraging to see so many of you at the CIEH-conversations webinar last week, which saw the launch of our new pathways to Professional Registration.

This was a significant point for our Board of Trustees, who also met last week, having firmly positioned this as our top priority project for 2021.

I know from the number of questions and interaction at the webinar, from engagement on social media and from calls to the CIEH team, that there has been lots of interest, not only with the new route to become a Registered Practitioner, but also the professional recognition provided by the new digital credentials.

More information about the new pathways, which replace the Environmental Health Registration Board (EHRB) route to registration, can be found in the comprehensive FAQs. Please take a look and contact our helpful team if you need further information.

This significant project has been delivered on time and met the outcomes we anticipated. I hope it has also demonstrated a new approach for CIEH, which is to listen and engage members views as we develop new initiatives. This project has involved a working group of staff and members, including our President Julie Barratt and incoming Trustee Jonathan Hayes, who have given their time generously and openly sought views from members and stakeholders across all sectors. This has been a truly collaborative effort from all those involved.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank everyone who has worked so hard and given their time to deliver this important project, which will provide a streamlined route into the profession, promote the profile of the work we all do, and ultimately help to alleviate the workforce pressures I know we all face.

We will continue to hold regular CIEH-conversations webinars where you can meet and talk to the CIEH leadership team. The next opportunity to do this will be confirmed shortly and I look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, if you have any queries or suggestions about CIEH and our future work, please email us at [email protected].

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