Press releases

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New health and safety guidance for horse riding schools and livery yards

16th December 2015

The CIEH has published new health and safety guidance for horse riding schools and livery yards, co-authored by Michael and Karen Sinclair-Williams.

Two leading food safety experts appointed to CIEH Ltd. Board

15th December 2015

The CIEH has appointed Professor Lisa Ackerley and Victoria Stubbs as Non-Executive Directors to the CIEH Ltd. Board.

CIEH comments on report into delivery of public health by district councils

19th November 2015

The CIEH has commented on report by the King's Fund 'The district council contribution to public health’ which has looked into delivery of public health by district councils. 

CIEH Chief Executive Graham Jukes comments on agreed Government spending cuts before Spending Review

9th November 2015

The CIEH's Chief Executive, Graham Jukes OBE, comments on the news that four Government departments have agreed to implement 30% spending cuts over the next four years

Online housing resource launched to help reduce health inequalities

21st October 2015

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) is launching today an online resource, supported by Public Health England (PHE), that aims to inform Environmental Health Practitioners and local authorities on the impact that housing conditions can have on physical and mental health, with the objective to improve health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities.  

Chief Medical Officer calls for support for environmental health services in Wales

14th October 2015

Julie Barratt, Director of the CIEH Wales, welcomes the Chief Medical Officer of Wales's recognition and support for Environmental Health across the country.

CIEH comments on Housing and Planning Bill

13th October 2015

The CIEH's Principal Policy Officer Bob Mayho comments on the Government's Housing and Planning Bill announced on Tuesday 13 October.

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health appoints new Chief Executive

1st October 2015

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has appointed a new Chief Executive after  Graham Jukes OBE CFCIEH announced he was standing down earlier this year. 

Serving rare burgers - CIEH comment

1st September 2015

The CIEH comments following a recent report from the FSA on serving rare burgers.

CIEH and TiFSiP launch food allergen white paper ahead of Breakfast Briefing

1st September 2015

CIEH and TiFSiP have launched a new white paper on precautionary food allergen statements following calls from the food industry for greater clarity and guidance.   

PHE report on e-cigarettes - CIEH comments

19th August 2015

CIEH comments on the landmark report by PHE into evidence on e-cigarettes.

Fracking planning applications guidelines - CIEH comment

13th August 2015

The CIEH comments on the government's new guidance for fracking planning applications

Landlords not suitable to check immigration status - CIEH

3rd August 2015

The CIEH has released comments following the Government's announcement that landlords will play a greater role in checking the immigration status of tenants.

Environmental Health Workforce Survey 2014/15

27th July 2015

Today the CIEH has published the Environmental Health Workforce Survey, finding that cuts to public spending has led environmental health services to reach a ‘tipping point’.

CIEH supports 'rogue' landlord database

23rd July 2015

The CIEH comments following the publication of a database containing the names of convicted private landlord.

CIEH welcomes new guidance on sugar intake

17th July 2015

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) welcomes new guidance on sugar intake from Public Health England

Winners of CIEH Environmental Health Awards announced

14th July 2015

Today, the CIEH announces the winners of the CIEH Environmental Health Awards.

CIEH online shop opens for business

24th June 2015

The CIEH has launched an online shop where customers can purchase training materials for less, at any time and from anywhere.

CIEH responds to Faculty of Public Health’s membership survey on budget cuts

22nd June 2015

The CIEH responds to the release of a membership survey from the Faculty of Public Health looking at the £200m cuts to public health funding.

CIEH supports ASH's 'Smoking Still Kills' report

10th June 2015

The CIEH has endorsed Action on Smoking and Health?s (ASH) report 'Smoking Still Kills' with supporting comments from Principal Policy Officer, Ian Gray.

CIEH responds to public health spending cuts

9th June 2015

Graham Jukes, Chief Executive, responds to the news that the Government is planning to cut £200m of public health spending.

CIEH comments on Government's fuel poverty statistics

29th May 2015

Bob Mayho, Principle Policy Officer for the CIEH, comments on the Department of Energy & Climate Change's fuel poverty statistics.

CIEH responds to the Queen's Speech

28th May 2015

The CIEH responds to new legislation announced in The Queen's Speech.

CIEH welcomes CAB report into poor housing

21st May 2015

CIEH welcomes Citizens Advice Bureau report which says that rogue landlords are receiving £5.6billion a year for unsafe homes that fail to meet legal standards.

Noise Action Week backed by Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

18th May 2015

Noise Action Week takes place between 18 and 23 May and CIEH is giving its backing to the week-long initiative.

CIEH Chief Executive Graham Jukes OBE announces he is to step down

6th May 2015

Graham Jukes OBE CFCIEH, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), has announced that he will step down from his post at the end of 2015 after 15 years of leading the organisation.  

CIEH welcomes Supreme Court ruling on air pollution

30th April 2015

CIEH welcomes Supreme Court ruling on air pollution2015 04 30Environmental protectionFollowing the news that the UK Supreme Court has ordered the Government to deliver new plans to cut illegal levels of air pollution in Britain by the end of the

CIEH Wales warns of budget cuts

22nd April 2015

At the CIEH annual public health conference a series of posters were launched illustrating the value of environmental health in food safety, health and safety, environmental protection, housing, infectious disease and health protection. Julie Barratt, CIEH Wales director said the colourful infograms were produced by the Wales heads of environmental health group’s expert panels. 

CIEH launches manifesto for 2015 election: Health for our future

26th March 2015

Launching its manifesto for the next government the CIEH is calling on all political parties to recognise that the skills and services provided by the environmental health profession are crucial to the advancement of health and wellbeing in the UK and are worth billions annually in savings to the exchequer. 

CIEH announces new Level 2 AED qualification to complete its first aid portfolio

13th March 2015

A new qualification has been launched by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) that will benefit anyone delivering first aid training. 

CIEH supports enforcement for smoke-free prisons after landmark ruling

10th March 2015

The CIEH has today supported a ruling that could see prisoners and prison staff facing prosecution for smoking in communal areas following a court ruling supporting a prisoner’s right to be protected from second-hand tobacco smoke. 

CIEH joins NHS organisations to take stand on smoking

25th February 2015

The CIEH is supporting Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, in taking a stand against the harm caused by tobacco, at the launch of the NHS Statement of Support for Tobacco Control in an event on 23 February at the House of Commons. 

Tim Everett becomes CIEH President

16th February 2015

Tim Everett was elected President of the CIEH for a three-year period from 1 January 2015 replacing Janet Russell, OBE, who is retained in a new position: Immediate Past President. 

CIEH welcomes the news that smoking in cars carrying children is to be prohibited

13th February 2015

The CIEH welcomes the news that MPs have passed legislation making it an offence from 1 October to smoke in a private vehicle carrying anyone under the age of 18 in England and Wales.  

CIEH welcomes government vote on plain packaging for tobacco products

26th January 2015

The CIEH welcomes the government announcement that it will put regulations on the standardised “plain” packaging of cigarettes and other tobacco products to a vote in Parliament before the

CIEH launch new food specialist membership organisation and website

22nd January 2015

The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) formally launched its new membership organisation The Institute of Food Safety, Integrity & Protection (TiFSiP) today (22 January 2015) and unveiled the new website supporting it.  

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