Public Health Advisory Committees (PHACs) are the standing committees responsible for the development of NICE public health guidance.

Each PHAC consists of a Chair, core and topic expert members. NICE has multiple PHACs in operation at any one time. Guidance topics are allocated to a PHAC following referral from the Department of Health. The allocated PHAC considers the evidence and makes recommendations for people working in the NHS, local government and in the wider public, private and voluntary sectors.

Members are drawn from the NHS, local government, healthcare professions, academia and the wider public health community.

Next meeting dates

There are multiple public health advisory committees (PHAC). Meetings are held in both Manchester and London.

Committee A

Committee A meetings are held in London

Behaviour change:

  • Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April 2020.

Committee B

Committee B meetings are held in Manchester

Mental wellbeing at work:

  • Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Committee C

Committee C meetings are held in London

Social wellbeing:

  • Monday 16 December 2019.

Committee D

Committee D meetings are held in Manchester

Managing common infections:

  • Thursday 19 December 2019.

Committee E

Committee E meetings are held in Manchester

Reducing STIs:

  • Thursday 6 and Friday 7 February 2020
  • Tuesday 31 March 2020
  • Friday 12 June 2020.

Committee F

Committee F meetings are held in London

Tobacco suite:

  • Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 January 2020
  • Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March 2020
  • Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 April 2020
  • Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Dates and venues are subject to change.