Sunlight exposure - benefits and risks: scope consultation

Sunlight exposure: communicating the benefits and risks to the general population: consultation on the draft scope

NICE is developing public health guidance on sunlight exposure: communicating the benefits and risks to the general population

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

This consultation will take place between 3 September – 1 October 2013        

Please provide all responses to this draft scope using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forwarding this by 5pm on Tuesday 1 October 2013 at the very latest to the following email address:

Consultation Documents:

Sunlight exposure - benefits and risks: draft scope

Sunlight exposure - benefits and risks: stakeholder comments form

Points to consider in the consultation:

  • Do you think this scope could be changed to better promote equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status? In answering this question, please include details of:
    • Which particular parts of the scope you think affect equality of opportunity.
    • Why and how you think equality of opportunity is affected.
  • NICE is currently consulting on whether the guidance on skin cancer prevention (public health guidance 32) should be updated; depending on the outcome of this consultation NICE will decide whether and to what degree the guidance will be updated and if it will be incorporated into the new guidance on sunlight exposure.

The Institute is unable to accept:

  • More than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • Comments received after the consultation deadline
  • Comments that are not on the correct stakeholder comments form
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public
  • Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets. If comments forms do have attachments they 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 NICE project team and posted on the NICE website after the final scope is published.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Institute 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.

This page was last updated: 30 August 2013