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:

  • Thursday 3 and Friday 4 October 2019

Committee B

Committee B meetings are held in Manchester

To be confirmed

Committee C

Committee C meetings are held in London

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

  • Thursday 31 October and Friday 1 November 2019
  • Monday 16 December 2019

Committee D

Committee D meetings are held in Manchester

Managing common infections:

  • Tuesday 8 October 2019
  • Tuesday 12 November 2019
  • Thursday 19 December 2019

Committee E

Committee E meetings are held in Manchester

Workplace health:

  • No meetings currently scheduled

Committee F

Committee F meetings are held in London

Tobacco suite:

  • Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 November 2019

Dates and venues are subject to change.