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  •  Phillip Woodward
  • Phillip Woodward

    Chair, Local Government Reference GroupNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

    Phillip Woodward recently retired as Chief Executive of Fylde Borough Council (Lancashire), a position he had held since 2006. In February 2012 he was appointed Chair of the newly established NICE Local Government Reference Group.

    He qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in the 1970’s in the East Midlands and has extensive experience of multi-disciplinary working in different communities across the country at various management levels in local government; working on a broad range of community-based, environmental matters, from resolving everyday ‘life of grime’ issues within local communities to working on the sub-regional procurement of major waste management services.

    Phillip has been a Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health since 1985 and has recently been re-appointed to its Board of Trustees. He is a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and a Corporate Member of both the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Chartered Institute of Waste Management

    During his local government career he specialised in environmental protection and housing issues. As Director of Environmental Services he took a lead role on developing community safety strategies, establishing District Level Children’s Trusts and Joint Local Authority Enterprise Companies.

    During his six years as local authority Chief Executive he held the role of Chair of the Lancashire Drug and Alcohol Action Partnership and represented District Councils on the North West NHS Transition Oversight Group.

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