Public health advisory committees

Public health advisory committees (PHACs) are the standing committees responsible for the development of our public health guidance.

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Committee members

Each committee consists of a chair, core and topic expert members.

Members are drawn from:

  • the NHS
  • local government
  • healthcare professions,
  • academia
  • the wider public health community.

We have multiple committees in operation at any one time.

Guidance topics are allocated to a committee following referral from the Department of Health. The allocated committee considers the evidence and makes recommendations for people working in the NHS, local government and in the wider public, private and voluntary sectors.

Meet the committee

Find out about the public health advisory committee members:

Committee C members (Word)

Committee D members (Word)

Committee E members (Word)

Committee F members (Word)

Committee documents

PHAC - terms of reference and standing orders (PDF)

Next meeting dates

There are 6 public health advisory committees (A, B, C, D, E and F).

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all our public health advisory committee meetings are currently being held virtually. Dates and venues are subject to change.

Committee B

Mental wellbeing at work:

  • Tuesday 16  2021
  • Wednesday 17 November 2021 (cancelled).

Committee C

Social, emotional and mental wellbeing in primary and secondary education:

  • To be confirmed.

Committee D

Managing common infections:

  • Tuesday 23 November 2021 (cancelled).

Committee E

Reducing sexually transmitted infections (STIs):

  • To be confirmed.

Committee F

Tobacco suite:

  • Thursday 16 June 2022.