REHIS News

Breaking barriers to reduce inequalities learning hub - from Public Health Scotland

A new practice development hub for reducing inequalities is now available on the PHS Virtual Learning Environment. Primarily for those in public service roles, it aims to improve skills and day to day working practice so that action can be taken to reduce inequalities.  

Scotland’s public services have a duty to reduce inequalities and help create a society where everyone can thrive.  This resource provides practice improvement support for making services inclusive, strengthening partnership working and community advocacy.

Man sentenced to 11 months imprisonment for large-scale fly-tipping in Glasgow

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council have welcomed the sentencing of Declan Clarke (30) at Glasgow Sheriff Court, for large-scale fly-tipping offences across the city, particularly in the Drumchapel and Gartloch areas.

Clarke was sentenced on Wednesday 8 June 2022 to 11 months imprisonment.

He originally pleaded guilty on Thursday, 21 April, 2022, after being accused of dumping more than 51 tonnes of tyres and household waste at a number of sites in June and October 2020.

Clean Air Day 2022: Air pollution impacts every organ in the body

The evidence base behind Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution by Global Action Plan, today reveals the weight of scientific evidence has strengthened, thereby allowing the organisation to publicly confirm for the first time that air pollution can impact every organ in the body. 

Update on Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to chocolate products

As of 3 June 2022, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control had identified 392 confirmed and probable cases of monophasic Salmonella Typhimurium (S. Typhimurium) in EU and EEA countries and the UK. 122 cases have been confirmed in the UK.

This outbreak has been characterised by a high proportion of hospitalised cases (around 40%) and some cases having severe clinical symptoms, such as bloody diarrhoea.

Consultations on Circular Economy launched

Consultations on Circular Economy launched Proposals to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis by supporting Scotland’s transition to a zero waste and circular economy have been launched.

World No Tobacco Day – highlights the damage tobacco does to the environment

Discarded cigarette butts and disposable vaping products are having devastating impacts on Scotland’s beaches and waters, according to leading public health and environment representatives who are urging people in Scotland to bin the offending items and packaging after use.

Low Emission Zones introduced across Scotland

Low Emission Zones (LEZs) to protect public health and improve air quality have now been formally introduced across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Plans have been agreed at the local authority level and have now also been approved by Scottish Ministers, as required in legislation through the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019.

With the shape and scope of LEZs now agreed across the four cities through this introduction, local grace periods until enforcement commences have now begun.

Meet Environmental Standards Scotland and find out about their Draft Strategic Plan, out for consultation now!

Environmental Standards Scotland has been established as a new Non-Ministerial Office to scrutinise compliance with, and the effectiveness of, environmental law and standards in Scotland, now that we have left the European Union.

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