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Public health stakeholder registration

We encourage stakeholders to get involved in the development of our guidance at all stages. Organisations are encouraged to register their interest at the start of development of new public health guidance. However, stakeholder organisations can register throughout the development process and contribute from that point onward. Normally we can only register one representative per organisation as a stakeholder for each individual topic.

For practical reasons, only national organisations can register as stakeholders. Local patient, service user, carer, community and professional groups cannot register as stakeholders unless there is no national organisation that represents the group's specific interests. Nor can individuals register as stakeholders. However, individuals and local organisations are encouraged to participate through an appropriate registered stakeholder.

Registered stakeholders for each guideline are shown on the guidance summary pages. If you wish to obtain the contact name/details for a named individual at a particular stakeholder organisation please email us at phguidance@nice.org.uk and we will seek the individual's permission to release their details to you.

In the NICE public health guidance development process, stakeholders are:

  • National patient, service user, carer or voluntary organisations, or charities, that directly or indirectly represent the public health or disease prevention interests of people covered by the guidance in England
  • Healthwatch England and local Healthwatch organisations
  • National organisations representing public health, health and social care and other professionals who provide activities and services covered by the guidance in England
  • Local authorities, and representative bodies of local government
  • Public and private utilities in England
  • Providers and commissioners of health, public health and social care in England
  • Commercial industries relevant to public health, whose interests may be affected by the guidance
  • The Department of Health and other relevant Government departments and agencies
  • Statutory organisations such as the Care Quality Commission, Ofsted, Public Health England, the National Screening Committee, or the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation
  • Government or national statutory organisations in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, including NHS Health Scotland, and the Welsh Assembly Government.
  • Research organisations and academic institutions throughout the UK
  • Overseas agencies with a remit covering England, including the World Health Organisation and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

How to become a stakeholder

Finding out about public health topics in production

For practical reasons we cannot guarantee to notify every organisation that may have an interest in the guidance that we produce. We strongly encourage potential stakeholders to:

Before completing the form, you may also wish to read the following guide:

Registering an interest

To register an interest in a particular public health topic, potential stakeholders should complete the stakeholder registration form. The form asks potential stakeholders to describe their organisation and provide contact details for a principal contact.

Once you have become a registered stakeholder we will inform you about each relevant new programme of public health guidance. If you move organisations, are no longer the NICE contact for your organisation or would like to be removed from our database for any other reason, please email phguidance@nice.org.uk

Once you have completed and submitted the stakeholder registration form, we will only write to you if your organisation does not fit the criteria as stakeholder. Please note that individuals are not accepted as stakeholders. If an organisation does not appear to fit the definition of a stakeholder (see criteria above), registration and any comments submitted will not be accepted. Please note that normally we can only register one representative per organisation as a stakeholder for each individual topic.

For any queries please email us at phguidance@nice.org.uk

Complete the public health stakeholder registration form

This page was last updated: 11 December 2013

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