Some thoughts on EHPs & #EHCOVID19

I write in a personal capacity (these are not my employers views etc) as an EHP in a public health team working across three councils, the regional NHS and other sectors. I’ve been working on the outbreak for nearly 8 weeks now, the last 4 weeks full time. My roles mainly focus on answering questions … Continue reading Some thoughts on EHPs & #EHCOVID19

Coronavirus (Covid 19): environmental health good practice

Dear friends, In these challenging times, we are all feeling a bit lost as to what we can do to help. We are all needing to adapt how we work, and trying to manage our changing home lives. If you have any good practice examples of what you are doing around Covid 19 in your … Continue reading Coronavirus (Covid 19): environmental health good practice

Environmental health workforce matters…

I’m not a great fan of social media, but a wonderful thing happened recently on Twitter (see @EHRNet_2012 where I’ve tried to document highlights)… there were the beginnings of a debate on, wait for it, what’s happening to the environmental health workforce…. I’m no longer very well connected with EHPs, but enriched by Twitter and … Continue reading Environmental health workforce matters…

Free Half Day Workshop. Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing, 3rd March, London

Public Health and Housing Network. Free Half Day Workshop. Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing What: A half day workshop on Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing. When: 3rd March. 12.30pm-4.00pm. Where: Mary Ward House: 5 - 7 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SN. https://www.marywardhouse.com/contact-us Who: Anyone interested in housing and health (local government, … Continue reading Free Half Day Workshop. Housing and Health: Private Rented Sector Licensing, 3rd March, London

Housing and health study day at Middlesex University 10th February

Description This study day is aimed at students from Nursing, Nursing and Mental Health, Social Work, and Public Health from Middlesex University, as well as researchers and health practitioners in these fields. The design of our built environment – the spaces in which we live and work – is increasingly recognized as an important factor … Continue reading Housing and health study day at Middlesex University 10th February

New CIEH guidance on excessive cold enforcement in housing

Today CIEH published their updated CIEH guidance on excess cold enforcement. The new guidance covers all aspects of making an excess cold assessment, including consideration of heating systems, insulation, ventilation, as well as appropriate heating in HMOs and how to make an appraisal of enforcement actions available. Most importantly, this update includes topics such as … Continue reading New CIEH guidance on excessive cold enforcement in housing