Northern Ireland public health medicine committee

The NIPHMC reports to the UK public health medicine committee on matters concerning Northern Ireland. Find out more about our priorities, members and meetings.

Location: Northern Ireland
Audience: Public health doctors
Updated: Friday 10 September 2021
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​The NIPHMC (Northern Ireland public health medicine committee) reports to the UK PHMC on matters concerning Northern Ireland. It keeps the central committee informed on issues and changes to practice in Northern Ireland.


Our priorities

  • Promote the committee and engage with public health doctors in Northern Ireland.
  • Maintain and improve terms and conditions for public health doctors in Northern Ireland.
  • Ensure public health issues remain on the public agenda, especially in the absence of progress and focus from the Northern Ireland Assembly.


Our people

Chair: Dr Vinod Tohani

Dr Naresh Chada
Dr Jenny Mack
Dr Kirsty Kapande
Dr Diane Corrigan
Dr Brid Farell


Our meetings

The committee normally meets three times a year.

All our meetings take place either virtually or in our new offices (address TBC).

For more information, email us.



The conference took place in February 2020.

The 2019 public health medicine conference was held at BMA House on 5 March and chaired by Southwark strategic director for place and wellbeing, Professor Kevin Fenton. The theme for the year was ’Resilience of public health systems and people’.

Read the highlights from the 2019 conference and watch the webcast.


How to join NIPHMC

NIPHMC is currently being reconstituted.

Information on how to join the committee will follow in due course.


Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the NIPHMC, please contact us.