The Policy Advisory Panels were first set up in 2017, as a trial for better and more in-depth member engagement. Since then, they have become a cornerstone of CIEH's policy and influencing work. Members of the panels have represented CIEH at high level and technical meetings and working groups, fed into policy development at Government level, and have appeared in front of parliamentary committees and in the media to represent the profession and on key issues in their area of expertise.
The membership of all panels is currently being refreshed and the positions are open to CIEH members who are passionate practitioners, with strong experience and knowledge in their field.
The panels mirror the core areas of environmental health: food, housing, environmental protection, health and safety, and public health. There may also be sub-groups to support specific projects such as cosmetics regulation or climate change.
Tamara Sandoul, Policy and Campaigns Manager at CIEH said:
“We are delighted to be extending this invitation to our members to come and get involved in our policy and campaigning work.
We want passionate practitioners who are aware of developments in their area, see the bigger picture, and want to be advocates for the profession. They will work hand in hand with us on a range of projects to promote the work of EHPs, campaign on issues to improve people’s health, help to create better tools for professionals, and raise the profile of CIEH.
We’re looking for advice to inform policy positions and campaigns, and for input to consultations and inquiries. We will also want to speak to you about current events to ensure EHN captures all the important issues.
Over the past couple of years, the panels have provided a vital connection between CIEH’s policy and influencing work and its expert members. We have successfully used expertise to inform our work across a range of areas and are now keen to invite all of our members to consider this important position.”
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