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Sierra Leone in recovery phase reports returning EHO

Public Health

Sierra Leone in recovery phase reports returning EHO

Stuart Spear18/03/2015 - 12.00

A returning EHO from Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone has reported that the country is beginning the complex transition from relief to recovery as new infection cases dwindle.

Bromley EHOs may strike over outsourcing

Regulation

Bromley EHOs may strike over outsourcing

Tom Wall18/03/2015 - 13:00

Environmental health officers in Bromley may be balloted over plans to outsource its public protection service next year.

Licensing regime shake-up announced

Housing

Licensing regime shake-up announced

Tom Wall18/03/2015 - 13:00

Councils to introduce selective licensing in areas blighted by poor property standards, deprivation or overcrowding, under new reforms.

FSA to push mandatory FHRS for England

Food Safety

FSA to push mandatory FHRS for England

Stuart Spear18/03/2015 - 12.00

FSA to compile evidence supporting mandatory food hygiene rating scores ready for ministers by this autumn. 

Government abandons brownfield sites

Environmental Protection

Government abandons brownfield sites

Stuart Spear18/03/2015 - 12.00

Environmental coalition including CIEH warns plans to tighten building criteria for brownfield sites will lead to more homes on greenfield land.

9 facts about the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

Food Safety

9 facts about the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme

EHN18/03/2015 - 13:00

The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme for England, Wales and Northern Ireland is five years old. EHN lists nine facts about the scheme, drawing on the latest FSA research.

Health and safety fine for holiday park

Health and Safety

Health and safety fine for holiday park

Stuart Spear18/03/2015 - 12.00

A Northampton holiday park has been fined £93,420 for health and safety breaches after a van gearbox fell on an employee. 

Fear of fines cut under sentencing proposals

Food Safety

Fear of fines cut under sentencing proposals

Stuart Spear11/03/2015 - 12.00

EHOs warn new food safety sentencing guideline may lead to cut in penalties for most local authority food hygiene prosecutions. 

FOI shows Pickles claims ‘unfounded’

Environmental Protection

FOI shows Pickles claims ‘unfounded’

Stuart Spear11/03/2015 - 12.00

A freedom of information request by the CIEH has revealed that government criticism of over-zealous councils silencing church bells and town clocks was based on only one incident that involved no formal action from EHOs.

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Cosmetic Treatments: New Risks and New Controls

Thursday 2 April - Londdon

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Understanding and applying HHSRS

Wednesday 15 April - London

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Mobile Homes: Policy and Practice

Wednesday 22 April - Birmingham

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