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

Suicide prevention

  • Friday 8 September 2017
  • Tuesday 24 October 2017
  • Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 November 2017
  • Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 May 2018

Committee B

Committee B meetings are held in Manchester

Flu vaccination - increasing uptake

  • Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 September 2017

Committee C

Committee C meetings are held in London

Physical activity and the environment

  • Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November 2017

Committee D: managing common infections

Committee D: managing common infections meetings are held in Manchester

  • Tuesday 12 September 2017
  • Tuesday 17 October 2017
  • Friday 17 November 2017
  • Tuesday 12 December 2017
  • Tuesday 9 January 2018
  • Tuesday 13 February 2018
  • Tuesday 13 March 2018
  • Thursday 12 April 2018
  • Tuesday 15 May 2018
  • Tuesday 12 June 2018
  • Tuesday 17 July 2018
  • Tuesday 14 August 2018
  • Tuesday 11 September 2018
  • Tuesday 16 October 2018
  • Tuesday 13 November 2018
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018

Committee E

Committee E meetings are held in Manchester

Community pharmacy to promote health and wellbeing

  • Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2017
  • Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March 2018

Committee F

Committee F meetings are held in London

Future dates to be confirmed. 

Dates and venues are subject to change.