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RIAMS Updates September 2013

October 2, 2013
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p>This month we?ve continued to work on the The Hertfordshire Public Health Conference, the website is now up and running at www.hertspublichealth.co.uk and registration is now open for Public Health Professionals living or working in Hertfordshire. Duncan Selbie, Chief Executive of Public Health England, has been confirmed as keynote speaker. Professionals outside Hertfordshire will be able to register from 29th October.

During October we will be relaunching the Housing Health Cost Calculator which is already being used by over 60 Local Authorities to calculate savings to the NHS from housing enforcement work. There will be more information on successful uses of the tool which will hopefully provide EHPs with the evidence necessary to make bids for Public Health funding.

October 1st saw a major change to the regulation of scrap metal dealers with the introduction of licensing under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013. New guidance has been issued by the government to give Local Authorities advice on fees, and revocation of licenses. The scrap metal procedure on RIAMS has been updated to reflect the changes.

There are also still some spaces left on our first Social Media Training Day which takes place at the Royal Society for Public Health on 17th October. ? ??

New Procedures/Guidance
Enforcement -?Statutory Nuisance
Enforcement -?Primary Authority – Becoming a Primary Authority
Enforcement -?Primary Authority – Enforcing Authority Considerations
Enforcement -?Primary Authority Overview Guidance Note
Food – Illegal Slaughter
Licensing – Licensing of Scrap Metal Dealers?

New Documents
Housing – Notice to the relevant proprietor that the Local Housing Authority propose to make an application to the appropriate tribunal under section 134 of The Housing Act 2004 (as amended) for an Interim Empty Dwelling Management Order (EDMO)
Licensing – Application for a Scrap Metal Licence
Licensing -?Template Scrap Metal Collectors Licence LGA
Licensing -?Template Scrap Metal Site Licence LGA
Licensing – Animal Boarding Establishment Model Licence ?
Licensing – Home Boarding Dogs Model Licence Conditions
Licensing – Caravan Site Licence Application Form
Licensing – Caravan Site General Model Licence
Licensing – Caravan Site Touring Model Licence?

New National Policy and Guidance
Food -?Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Top Tips for Local Authorities – Ensuring a Fair and Consistent Approach FSA
Food -?Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Top Tips for Local Authorities – Increasing Visibility of the FHRS FSA
Food -?Food Hygiene Rating Scheme Top Tips for Local Authorities – Improving Data Accuracy FSA
Housing -?DOE Circular 18/94/ WO Circular 76/94 Gypsy Site Policy and Unauthorised Camping, November 1994
Licensing -?Model Licence Conditions for Home Boarding (Cats) Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 LACORS Nov 2005
Licensing – Model Licence Conditions for Home Boarding (Dogs) Animal Boarding Establishments Act 1963 LACORS Nov 2005?
Public Health – Managing Public Access – A Guide for Land Managers, Natural England (England only)
Public Health – Managing Public Access to Areas of Land, Natural Resources Wales 2013 (Wales only)
Public Health – The Public Health Outcomes Framework Part 1A – Department of Health
Public Health -?The Public Health Outcomes Framework Part 1B – Department of Health
Public Health – The Public Health Outcomes Framework Summary Technical Specifications of Public Health Indicators: Part 2 – Department of Health ?
Public Health – The Public Health Outcomes Framework Summary Technical Specifications of Public Health Indicators: Part 2 Interim Updates – Department of Health
Public Health – The Role of Local Authorities in Health Issues – ?House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee March 2013
Public Health – Excess winter mortality 2012-13 – Public Health England
Public Health – Statistics on Smoking in England 2013 – Health & Social Care Information Centre?
Public Health – Building Resilient Communities – Mental Health Foundation August 2013
Public Health – Personal Well-being in the UK, 2012/13 – Office for National Statistics July 2013
Public Health – Climate Change & Health – WHO 2013
Public Health – Tuberculosis in the UK 2013 report – Public Health England?
Public Health – Exploring the system-wide costs of falls in older people in Torbay – The Kings Fund
Public Health – Health 2020 A European policy framework and strategy for the 21st century – WHO 2013
Public Health – Immunisation against infectious disease (The Green Book) – Department of Health?
Public Health – Chemical Hazards and Poisons Report – Public Health England September 2013?
Public Health – How healthy behaviour supports children?s wellbeing – Public Health England August 2013
Public Health – Delivering effective local Healthwatch – Local Government Association?

Reviewed Procedures/Guidance
Environmental Protection – Installation of Sound Level Recording and Monitoring Equipment
Environmental Protection -?Entry by Warrant and Powers of Works in Default, Including Seizure (Noise)
Environmental Protection -?Administration and Investigation of Noise Complaints
Housing – Fees and Charges
Housing -?Dealing with Unauthorised Encampments
Housing -?Survey of Residential Dwellings
Public Health -??Statutory Nuisance from Abandoned Mines and Quarries

Reviewed Documents
Environmental Protection – Noise Nuisance Diary Sheet Guidance
Environmental Protection – Warrant to Enter Premises
Environmental Protection – Template Variation Notice

Reviewed National Policy and Guidance?
Food – Food Law Code of Practice (Wales) FSA July 2013 (Wales only)?