Skin cancer prevention: information, resources and environmental changes: consultation on the draft guidance

NICE is developing public health intervention guidance on Skin cancer: how the NHS and local authorities can help prevent skin cancer using public information, sun protection resources and by making changes to the environment  

This guidance has been developed in 2 phases: 

  • Phase 1 - Provision of information for the general public on the prevention of skin cancer
  • Phase 2 - Resources and environmental changes to prevent skin cancer  

Each phase has a scope and a series of evidence reviews and reports. These scopes and evidence reports have previously been consulted on separately.  The 2 components have been combined to produce one piece of guidance on information, resources and environmental changes. This consultation is on the draft guidance as a whole.

Please note - the provisional guidance document, including the recommendations presented here do not constitute NICE formal guidance on this topic. The guidance and recommendations are provisional and may change after consultation.

This consultation will take place between 19th August 2010 – 16th September 2010

Skin cancer prevention: information resources and environmental changes: draft guidance

Skin cancer prevention: information resources and environmental changes: consultation on the draft guidance - stakeholder comments form

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 Public Health Intervention Advisory Committee’s interpretation of the evidence and its applicability.
  • How relevant and useful is the guidance, in particular the provisional recommendations, to current practice?
  • How feasible and practical are each of the provisional recommendations to implement? Including factors which could impact positively or negatively on the implementation of the guidance, in particular the recommendations?
  • Issues of presentation and style, including how the provisional recommendations have been grouped and ordered.
  • Whether the right organisations and individuals have been identified under ‘Who should take action’ for each recommendation.
  • How this guidance 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? 

Submitting comments

All registered stakeholders for the above public health intervention guidance are invited to comment on the guidance, including the provisional recommendations via this website during the 4 week consultation period. 

Individuals and organisations not registered as stakeholders are not able to comment. For more information about becoming a stakeholder, please see: /proxy/?

How to submit your comments

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 16th September 2010 at the very latest to


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 NICE 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 guidance 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. 

Supporting evidence

The following evidence was used by the Public Health Intervention Advisory Committee in developing the provisional recommendations. Please see appendix C (‘The Evidence’) of the draft guidance for further details.

Phase 1 - Providing public information to prevent skin cancer: consultation on the evidence

Phase 2 - Resources and environmental changes to prevent skin cancer - consultation on the evidence

This page was last updated: 18 August 2010