PSHE: additional consultation on the evidence

NICE was asked by the Department of Health (DH) to develop public health guidance on school, college and community-based personal, social, health and economic education, with particular reference to sex and relationships and alcohol.

The scope is available from the NICE website.

All registered stakeholders are now invited to comment on the cost effectiveness modelling reports and a qualitative evidence review that has been produced to inform the development of this guidance. This evidence is used by the Programme Development Group (PDG) to develop draft guidance.

Key areas for comment

The aim of this consultation is to enable stakeholders to consider the evidence gathered and to provide the opportunity to comment, in particular on:

  • issues relating to cost-effectiveness
  • major gaps in the evidence gathered, including papers in the published literature that we have not been able to identify
  • queries around the interpretation of the evidence, both of single studies and the reviewed material as a whole
  • the applicability of the evidence and its usefulness for the development of guidance
  • issues relating to equality

The consultation on this evidence will run in parallel with the consultation on the draft guidance, from 17th June - 15th July 2010.  

Please provide all responses to this consultation electronically,  using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forward this, along with any additional evidence you are submitting, by 5pm on  Thursday 15th July 2010 at the very latest to the following email address:

Consultation Documents

The consultation documents were produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health.

NICE is unable to accept:

  • More than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • Comments received after the consultation deadline
  • Comments that are not on the correct proforma
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public

Please note:  Any  comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline 

What will happen to your comments

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the project team and posted on the NICE website.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.

PLEASE NOTE: NICE reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.

Supporting documents

The following documents have been issued for consultation earlier in the year and are provided as background information only:

All the supporting documents were produced by the Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

This page was last updated: 18 August 2010