Expression of interest to conduct fieldwork on good practice on using mass media and point of sales measures to prevent the uptake of smoking in young people

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) develops national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill-health. Details of our work programmes and examples of the guidance produced can be found on the NICE website (www.nice.org.uk).

The Centre for Public Health Excellence (CHPE) at NICE wishes to commission fieldwork to enhance the draft recommendations from the guidance on good practice on using mass media and point of sales measures to prevent the uptake of smoking by children and young people.

There are four key stages involved in our processes:

  • scoping
  • development (collecting, synthesising evidence and producing recommendations)
  • validation (testing opportunities and barriers through fieldwork)
  • publication

We wish to draw your attention to the fieldwork stage of the guidance on good practice using mass media and point of sales measures to prevent the uptake of smoking by children and young people which is currently in development. Further details of this guidance, a final scope and two guides explaining the specific methods and processes used by CPHE to develop its guidance can be found on our website.

The fieldwork stage of the process is carried out to test the feasibility of the recommendations, obtain practitioner feedback, and identify any evidence that may have been omitted from the process. Since this guidance will be considering two very different types of interventions, the participants in fieldwork will certainly be drawn from different fields and not necessarily from those traditionally interviewed in public health guidance. This fieldwork will be considered by the Public Health Intervention Advisory Committee (PHIAC) in May 2008. Recommendations may then be amended, and the guidance will be published.

The successful contractor will be expected to:

  • Undertake the fieldwork to test the relevance, utility and feasibility of the draft recommendations on preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people
  • Attend meetings with the NICE team on the dates agreed
  • Present the final report of the fieldwork to PHIAC

The Institute is inviting organisations wishing to undertake this work on behalf of NICE to register their interest. The successful contractors will be required to undertake the fieldwork during a period of five weeks from 3 March 2008 to 7 April 2008 and submit a draft report by mid-April..

Those organisations who express an interest will be sent the full invitation to tender package on 6 November 2007. This provides further details of the requirements and additional background information.

Expressions of interest should be submitted electronically 3pm 5 November 2007 to Patti White

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