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NICE teams up with the Faculty of Public Health in joint pursuit of excellence

The UK Faculty of Public Health (FPH) is delighted to announce that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will be an official partner organisation for FPH's annual conference in Telford this year.

NICE’s support reflects its commitment to working with the public health community to ensure an evidence-based approach to decision-making about health improvement programmes and strategies to prevent ill-health

NICE will be supporting a number of conference sessions, including the opening plenary, a Public Health Question Time, and hosting a roundtable event at lunchtime on the first day.

FPH's conference is the highlight of the public health year. This year’s conference, ‘Public health beyond borders: driving change with evidence’, takes place on 20 and 21 June 2016 at the International Centre, Telford, West Midlands.

The main conference theme is ‘Evidence into Practice’ and delegates will be grappling with such thorny issues as:

  • How can public health save the planet?
  • The UK’s humanitarian role post-Brexit
  • What will the public health workforce look like in 10 years’ time?

NICE's role is to provide national, evidence-based guidance and advice to improve health, public health and social care services.

Professor Gillian Leng, NICE Deputy Chief Executive, said: "NICE is delighted to be supporting this year’s FPH conference. As an organisation committed to evidence-based care NICE has an important contribution to make to the conversation around ‘evidence into practice’.

"At a time when health and care resources are under increasing pressure, the public health workforce has an essential role to play in preventing disease and ill-health, and promoting healthy lifestyles in our communities. We look forward to discussing these key issues with delegates at the FPH’s conference in June."

FPH is a campaigning membership organisation representing nearly 4,000 public health professionals working across the UK and internationally. We help develop and grow the public health workforce.

David Allen, FPH Chief Executive, said: “This a very exciting partnership for FPH. It is a fantastic opportunity for public health professionals to share ideas with NICE on how we can ensure that the many opportunities and challenges of public health are built on strong evidence.

“We are looking forward to partnering with NICE in the lead up to the conference, benefiting from their expertise  and working with them to put the pursuit of excellence at the forefront of delegates’ minds.”

Register for the conference before 15 March 2017 (revised deadline) for our early-bird deal.

Written: 24/02/2017 , last modified: 27/02/2017