Welsh committee for public health medicine

The WCPHM (Welsh committee for public health medicine) reports to the UK public health medicine committee on matters concerning Wales.

Location: Wales
Audience: Public health doctors
Updated: Tuesday 16 March 2021
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​The WCPHM (Welsh committee for public health medicine) reports to the UK PHMC (public health medicine committee) on matters concerning Wales. It keeps the central committee informed on issues and changes to practice in Wales.


Our priorities

Health impact assessments

The WCPHM has collaborated with Welsh Government to ensure the Health Impact Assessment element of the Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 is progressed.

Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 assessment

The WCPHM is awaiting the consultation on the draft regulations.

Healthcare public health

The WCPHM is ensuring Healthcare Public Health remains a key function within Public Health Wales.

Workforce planning

Working to increase the number of Public Health Doctors in Wales.

COVID-19 response

Collaborating with partners to ensure a robust response to the management of COVID-19.


Our people

Chair: Michael Thomas

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 to 2022

North Wales
Dr Robert Atenstaedt
Professor Stephen Monaghan
Professor John Watkins

South-east Wales
Dr Marysia Hamilton-Kirkwood - deputy chair 2019 to 2022 
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


Our meetings

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

Meeting dates:

  • Tuesday 11 May 2021 (open meeting)

All meetings take place from 10.30am to 1pm either virtually or at:

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

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



The next Public health medicine conference will be held on 8 June 2021.



The next elections will take place in 2022.


Get in touch

If you are interested in finding out more about the work of the WCPHM, please contact [email protected].