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Environmental Health Collaborating Centre (EHCC) launched Tuesday 21 February 2017

21 February 2017

Today, 21 February, Improving Performance in Practice (iPiP), formally launches the Environmental Health Collaborating Centre (EHCC) which builds upon the successful model of our long-established Tobacco Control Collaborating Centre.

The EHCC will be working across the full range of professional practice of environmental health incorporating the disciplines of food, housing, health and safety in the workplace, environmental protection and health protection.

The Centre is led by environmental health professionals Ian Gray and Paul Hooper and supported by a number of nationally recognised environmental health experts – some previously employed by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) as principal policy officers.

This unique repository of knowledge and experience is now available to local authorities and others to provide help, advice and support for all aspects of environmental health practice, research and promotion.

Hilary Wareing, director of iPiP says that as the Centre develops the team will be offering:

  • Brief advice on key topics and emerging issues
  • Signposting and reviews of new guidance, publications and evidence
  • Access to expert opinions and knowledge on new and topical areas
  • Expert advice on aspects of legislation and policy.

“Many local authorities are no longer able to maintain the full range of environmental health expertise,” says Paul Hooper, “and the EHCC will be available to assist them in meeting their needs for specialist advice and practical support.”

“To use limited resources effectively demands that we can demonstrate the effectiveness of our work,” says Ian Gray. Β “Using the longstanding experience of iPiP, the EHCC will help to ensure that environmental health work is firmly supported by evidence based practice.”

For more information or to find out if EHCC can help you call iPiP on 01926 490111 or email us at info@ipip.co.uk

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