Today we have exciting news.
Many EHRNet members contributed to the CIEH publication Effective Strategies and Interventions: environmental health and the private housing sector in 2013 and we are very pleased to let you know that this now appears on the NICE evidence base.
NICE disseminates ‘authoritative health and social care evidence and best practice’ – so having this CIEH publication there is great news and a real credit everyone involved. It demonstrates that our daily environmental health practice both addresses inequalities and yields real and recognised health impacts and outcomes. We need to ensure that we continue to disseminate this practice by publication to promote what we do and further influence the policy agenda.
Also, at the University of Greenwich we last night launched our Centre for Positive Ageing, led by Professor Pat Schofield. As part of this, Jill Stewart will be leading on the Environment, Housing, Health and Social Care Cluster and will be very happy to hear from anyone working in private sector housing in areas such as ageing in place, alleviating ‘bed blocking’, supporting home owners to stay in their homes, enhancing quality partnership services and so on. Many EHRNet members already have excellent strategies in place and we would also be very happy to discuss any possible joint working and funding opportunities your organisation may have so that we can explore enhanced housing related services and options for our ageing population.
With best wishes, Jill