Next Alehm meeting to be held at the City of London offices on 20th March 2019

The next Alehm meeting has a strategic management theme, and includes presentations on using intelligence sharing across environmental health, an update from the Office of Product Safety and Standards and a review of student practical training and employment choices.

Please see the agenda here: Agenda Alehm 20th March and contact Janine Avery by emailing secretary@alehm.org.uk to book your place.

Register a Food Business, FSA call for Early Adopters

FSA presentation explaining the new on-line registration portal, please see here. Presentation  Any London authorities that would like to be early adopters, please contact Rick Mason by emailing Rick.Mason@food.gov.uk

Recruitment of Alehm coordinator

The application date has now passed and the applications have been referred to the trustees for shortlisting.

If you have made an application and not had a response confirming receipt of your application, please contact Janine Avery

by emailing secretary@alehm.org.uk or calling 07553 425823.

Low cost training courses for local authorities

Alehm offers a range of low cost training courses for local authorities. If you have a specific training need in your authority that we can assist with, please let us know so we can source trainers and assess wider demand. Register details with admin@alehm.org.uk

Please see the new Alehm training page for all current information on Alehm’s training programme.  https://alehm.org.uk/courses/

Other News Items

London Borough Legionellosis Incident Protocol

On 16th November 2018 Alehm’s All Borough Health and Safety Group published the London Boroughs Legionellosis Incident Protocol 

It will provide guidance to local authorities on how to deal with incidents of Legionella infection in their areas.

Alehm Publishes its Annual Report for 2017-18

The annual report has been published and can be found at the link below. It summarises the activity undertaken by the charity over last year and provides information on the financial accounts. Members will be asked to accept the report at the AGM on 11th December.

Alehm annual report 2017/18

The Future of Environmental Health in Local Authorities

On 18th January,  a meeting of national environmental health representatives was held in London to discuss how we can better support the future of environmental health in local authorities.

Peter Wright from Gateshead led the meeting and the group has identified some key priorities and tasked regional groups with some actions. There will be ongoing meetings and service leads are encouraged to participate.

Notes from the meeting will be circulated shortly and can be downloaded here. If anyone is interested in being part of the group, please contact Jeff Duffield.  Jeff.Duffield@durham.gov.uk