Environmental Health Together is hosted by the Local Government Association (LGA), professionally quality-assured by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) and backed by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and NHS Test and Trace.
Environmental Health Together is about helping local government front line services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is Environmental Health Together?
Local government environmental health services, as well as public health teams, are now fully engaged on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic in a multitude of ways.
Environmental health practitioners (EHPs) are directly assisting businesses with ensuring they are COVID-safe and following additional regulations, depending upon the tier they are operating within.
Environmental health teams are also working closely with directors of public health on local outbreak control planning to establish contact tracing arrangements at a local level.
There is now a real need for additional professional capacity to support the local authority sector as it responds to the current challenges and their staff are significantly stretched. This register aims to gather those with the skills and resources available to assist in this challenge and be utilised by local authorities as a resourcing tool.
What is Environmental Health?
Health and wellbeing are influenced by the wider physical environment. By addressing the wider determinants of health, including food safety, housing standards, health and safety, air quality, noise and environment issues generally, environmental health makes a fundamental contribution to the maintenance and improvement of public health.
Who can apply?
For more information about the programme, process and for Frequently Asked Questions, please see our candidate pack.
If you have any technical queries related to the website, please contact the LGA.