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

  • Thursday 15 June 2017
  • Thursday 20 July 2017
  • Friday 8 September 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
  • Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November 2017

Committee B

Committee B meetings are held in Manchester

  • Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September 2017
  • Wednesday 4 October 2017 - CANCELLED
  • Thursday 16 November 2017 - CANCELLED

Committee C

Committee C meetings are held in London

  • Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 May 2017
  • Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2017

Committee D: managing common infections

Committee D: managing common infections meetings are held in Manchester

  • Friday 19 May 2017
  • Thursday 15 June 2017
  • Tuesday 18 July 2017
  • Friday 18 August 2017
  • Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017
  • Friday 17 November 2017
  • Tuesday 12 December 2017

Committee E

Committee E meetings are held in Manchester

  • Thursday 1 June 2017
  • Tuesday 18 July 2017
  • Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2017

Committee F

Committee F meetings are held in London

  • Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 July 2017

Dates and venues are subject to change.