PSHE: consultation on the draft guidance

NICE is developing public health guidance on school, college and community-based personal, social, health and economic education, with particular reference to sex and relationships and alcohol.

All registered stakeholders for the above public health guidance are invited to comment on the draft guidance.

This consultation will take place between 17th June and 15th July  2010.

Please provide all responses to this draft guidance using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forwarding this by 5pm on Thursday 15th July 2010 at the very latest to the following email address:

The draft guidance sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed.

Points to consider in the consultation:

  • Points or areas that are not covered, but which appear to fall within the scope of the guidance
  • Potential inconsistencies or any disagreement with the Programme Development Group’s interpretation of the evidence
  • The practical value of the provisional recommendations.

Consultation Documents

Please note that this is draft guidance. It does not constitute NICE’s formal guidance on Personal, social, health and economic education focusing on sex and relationships and alcohol education.  The recommendations may change after consultation with stakeholders and fieldwork. 

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 after the final guidance is published.
  • 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

Please see below supporting documents used in formulating the draft guidance.

A separate consultation on these supporting documents is available.

  • PSHE education: SRE cost effectiveness modelling report
  • PSHE education: Alcohol cost effectiveness modelling report
  • PSHE education: Qualitative review

 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 June 2010