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Overview of the Public Health Medicine Committee (PHMC)

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The Public Health Medicine Committee PHMC discusses all matters affecting public health medicine and public health physicians. 


Who we are


The PHMC chair is Peter English.

Peter English, Public health medicine committee chair 2017

Deputy chairs

The PHMC deputy chairs are:

  • Sohail Bhatti (local government)
  • Richard Jarvis (workforce and regulation)
  • Vacant (policy and advocacy)


Other committees

The Public Health Medicine Registrars Subcommittee (PHMRS)

The subcommittee meets three times a year to discuss issues of particular relevance to trainees. The co-chairs are Emma Pearce and Lucy-Jane Davis.

Contact email: [email protected]

The Public Health Medicine Consultative Committee (PHMCC)

The PHMCC is made up of representatives of the Faculty of Public Health, the Public Health Medicine Committee, Unite and the Department of Health and meets to discuss issues relating to standards and the practice of public health medicine.

The Welsh Committee for Public Health Medicine (WCPHM)

Considers and reports to the committee for public health medicine on matters peculiar to Wales, respecting the relationship of the medical profession in Wales to the Welsh Government. It keeps the central committee informed of the circumstances related to practice in Wales.

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Our meetings

The committee meets three times a year to discuss all matters affecting public health medicine and public health physicians.

Who should attend

The meetings are only open to committee members.

Meeting dates for the 2018-19 session

These meetings take place from 10.30am - 4pm at BMA House.

  • Thursday 25 January 2019
  • Tuesday 16 April 2019


BMA House
Tavistock Square

More information

For more information email [email protected].



The 2019 PHMC conference will take place on Tuesday 5 March 2019.


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