Public Health Medicine Committee Wales

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Welsh Committee for Public Health Medicine (WCPHM)

The Welsh committee for public health medicine (WCPHM) considers and reports to the committee for public health medicine on matters particular 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.


Our meetings

The committee normally meets three times a year with one meeting being an open meeting.

Next dates:

  • Tuesday 29 October, 2019 (10.30am to 1pm)
  • Tuesday 28 January, 2020 (10.30am to 1pm)
  • Tuesday 28 April, 2020, open meeting (10.30am to 1pm)

Where we meet:

BMA Cymru Wales
5th Floor
2 Caspian Point
Caspian Way
Cardiff Bay
CF10 4DQ

For more information email [email protected] or call 029 2047 4633.


Our priorities

  • Public health workforce – working to reverse the loss of public health consultants in Wales over the last decade
  • Welsh undergraduate curriculum – influencing and revamping the Welsh undergraduate medical curriculum to include public health medicine content
  • Improve and increase public health publications and web content.


Who we are

The designated 10 voting members for 2019-22:

Three consultants in public health medicine from each geographical region.

Mid and west Wales

  • Dr Ciaran Humphreys
  • Dr Michael Thomas - Chair 2019-20
  • Dr Joanne McCarthy

North Wales

  • Dr Robert Atenstaedt
  • Professor Stephen Monaghan
  • Professor John Watkins

South-east Wales

  • Dr Marysia Hamilton-Kirkwood - Deputy Chair 2018-19
  • Dr Loseff Llion Davies
  • Dr Rhianwen Stiff

One representative of medical StRs in public health medicine working in Wales

Elected on an all-Wales basis by StR cohort

  • Dr Marc Davies 

Immediate past chair

  • Dr Mark Temple

BDA representative

  • Dr Nigel Monaghan


Related information

Guide to the WPHMC (PDF)

End of session report

Public health medicine in Wales - Overview

Service reviews: what are they, their aims and how should they happen


Any questions?

Email us: [email protected]