THE PUBLIC HEALTH MEDICINE ENVIRONMENTAL
The Public Health Medicine Environmental Group (PHMEG)
was founded in the early 1980s. Currently, there are over 200
members most of whom are Consultants in Communicable Disease Control
(CsCDC) or Consultant Epidemiologists. In addition, other specialists
working in the field of public health protection are encouraged
The aims of the group are:
(a) To promote interest in communicable disease control,
environmental health and other aspects of the work of Consultants
in Communicable Disease Control and other epidemiologists and
specialists working to protect the public health.
(b) To facilitate contributions and developments
in the field of public health protection by establishing and maintaining
a list of members with special expertise.
(c) To provide a forum for the exchange of information
and ideas on public health protection, including communicable
disease control, environmental health and emergency planning and
(d) To be a source of expert comment and authoritative
advice on policy, consultative documents and development of new
(e) To act as an expert advisory group to the Faculty
of Public Health Medicine (FPHM) in the specialist area of health
(f) To establish and apply standards for communicable
disease control, environmental health and other aspects of health
(g) To facilitate and undertake audit and research.
(h) To represent the views of CsCDC and other specialists
in the health protection field.
Members working in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland
and the Irish Republic and each of the regions in England elect
a representative to the Executive. The Executive meets quarterly
and between meetings corresponds with members through a closed
electronic e-mail system. This ensures that members participate
actively in all PHMEG discussions and decisions.
The PHMEG organises several scientific meetings annually,
and is one of the co-organisers of the annual UK and Ireland conference
on Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases and Environmental
Dr Ruth Gelletlie
Dr Philip Monk
14 October 2002