Members of IPAC

Professor Bruce Campbell
Chair, Consultant Vascular Surgeon

Professor Bruce Campbell is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon in Exeter. He served on the NICE Technology Appraisal Committee 2001-3. He has chaired the Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee since its inception in 2002, being reappointed since that time. He is also Chair of the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee (since 2009) and chaired the production of NICE/NPSA guidance on Patient Safety 2007. During 2000-8 Professor Campbell chaired the Therapeutic Procedures Panel of NHS HTA, prioritising topics for research funding. He has been Honorary Secretary of the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1998-2002) and inaugural Chair of its Professional Standards Committee (2002-7). He is Editor of the Technical Section of the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has published extensively on surgical subjects, clinical services, and several aspects of the ways in which NICE develops its guidance.

Mr Colin Howie
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Colin Howie is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Edinburgh and Hon Sen Lecturer Edinburgh University with a special clinical interest in arthritis surgery and arthroplasty. He graduated from Edinburgh University then completed his basic training around Edinburgh before moving to Exeter to complete his higher surgical training. He returned to Inverness in 1990 as a consultant and moved to Edinburgh in 1995. He is the specialty advisor for orthopaedics to the CMO in Scotland and currently Vice President of the British Orthopaedic Assosciation having previously been President of the Hip Society and Rheumatoid Arthritis Surgical Society. He has research interests ranging from clinical techniques,and engineering to measuring outcomes and satisfaction.

Ms Sue Bennett
Lay member

Sue Bennett, MPhil, took early retirement 14 years ago due to spinal problems. She is currently a trustee of Incontact, an organisation for people with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction, a member of Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR) and a member of the DH HCAI Service Users in Research Forum.

Sue has previously been a member of the NHS Information Authority Public Reference Group, was a member of the NICE Faecal Incontinence Guideline Development Group, and on the NICE pilot Patient Safety Advisory Committee. Her main interests include disability equality especially in relation to health issues.

Dr Tom Clutton-Brock FRCP FRCA
Consultant in Anaesthesia

Tom is Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at The University of Birmingham. He is also Senior Medical Officer at the MHRA, Associate Medical Director, University Hospital Birmingham, NHS Foundation Trust and member of Council at the Royal College of Anaesthetists from March 2010. Clinically Tom works in adult Critical Care and has research interests in point-of-care testing and the management of severe respiratory failure. Tom has extensive teaching commitments at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels with a particular interest in e-learning and simulation based teaching.

Dr Andrew Cook
Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Dr Andrew Cook graduated from the University of London in 1994. After posts in surgery, hospital medicine, emergency medicine and psychiatry he trained as a public health physician in the West Midlands. He is currently a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and Fellow in Health Technology Assessment at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC) at the University of Southampton, where he works with the NIHR Health Technology Assessment and Public Health Research programmes, and also leads NETSCC's contribution to the European Network for Health Technology Assessment. Previously he was the first Director of the NIHR Service Delivery and Organisation secretariat, based at NETSCC, and subsequently Director of the Public Health Research Programme Secretariat. He is an examiner for the Faculty of Public Health.

Miss Sohier Elneil PhD MRCOG
Consultant Urogynaecologist and Gynaecologist

Miss Sohier Elneil is a Consultant Urogynaecologist and Gynaecologist at University College Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. She started her career in the field of Urogynaecology in the early 1990's when she became involved with patients who suffered obstetric pelvic floor trauma in Africa. She went on to develop a clinical and academic career looking into pelvic floor dysfunction in women. Miss Elneil sits on numerous National and International committees, whose remit is to improve the provision of healthcare for women suffering with incontinence and prolapse in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. These include specific committees within the Federation Internationale for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the United Nations Family Planning Association, the World Health Organization, and the European Association of Urology.

Mr Liam M Flood FRCS

Liam Flood qualified from UCH, London in 1976 and trained in ENT Surgery at UCH, the Marsden, Ann Arbor Michigan USA and the Royal National TNE, Gray's Inn Rd. He started consultant practice in Middlesbrough in 1985 and now sub specialises in Otology and Surgery of sleep disordered breathing. He has served five years on the Intercollegiate FRCS Board in ORL and a similar term, subsequently, on the SAC. He is a former President of the North of England ENT Society and is an executive editor for each of the three UK ENT speciality journals. He continues to publish and lecture widely on special interests such as the role of imaging in planning ear surgery.

Mr Sami M Shimi
Senior Lecturer in Surgery and Consultant Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee.

Mr Shimi is the lead Oesophago-gastic and laparoscopic Surgeon for NHS Tayside. After completing a Science degree in Microbiology, he qualified in Medicine from Dundee in 1983 and after a period of training in various Scottish Hospitals was appointed Senior Lecturer in Surgery in 1993. His main research and training interests are in oesophago-gastric cancer surgery, Minimal Access Surgery and post-operative adhesions. He has published extensively on these topics. He currently serves on the editorial board of several surgical journals and chairs or contributes to a number of local, national and international health policy committees and networks.

Mr Stephen Large
Consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon

Stephen Large is a consultant cardio-thoracic surgeon at Papworth Hospital, taking up the post in 1989. It has included leadership of the heart transplant programme. His interests in the surgery of heart failure has led to the development of a National programme of mechanical heart support and to numerous publications in the field of intervention for heart failure. He also has an interest in training and is the cardio-thoracic sub-dean to Cambridge medical school.

Ms Karen McColgan
Lead Nurse for Surgery, Belfast City Hospital.

Karen began her nursing career in 1986 qualifying in 1990 and has spent approximately fifteen years working within the peri-operative environment as a staff nurse, team leader and manager. In 2005, she accepted the position of Lead Nurse for Surgery a role which enables her to take a holistic approach to surgical nursing with responsibility for vascular, ENT, breast, colorectal and general surgery.Karen has received numerous awards over her career including the RCN Ward Manager of the year for Northern Ireland in May 2004, Award for Innovative Practice in Ophthalmic Daycare in February 2004, and a Travel Fellowship Award (Association for Peri-operative practice) in 2005. She has presented at various national and European conferences on subjects including surgical throughput and ophthalmic daycare and is a qualified nurse lecturer (2005). Karen is due to complete her MSc in Nursing in 2007.

Dr Janet McComb
Consultant Cardiologist

Dr Janet McComb trained in Belfast and Boston, Massachussetts and has been a consultant cardiac electrophysiologist since 1986. Her major interests are the management of cardiac arrhythmias, either by catheter ablation, or using implantable cardiac devices, including pacemakers and defibrillators. Her current research interests are in device provision and in remote monitoring of device therapy. She is a past president of Heart Rhythm UK, and has served on the Council of the British Cardiovascular Society. She has previously been an associate editor (electrophysiology) of Heart.

Mr Kieran Murphy

To follow.

Dr Chris Isaacs

Chris qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School London in 1991. After completing house officer and senior house officer jobs and the prerequisite GP registrar year, Chris became A GP partner in Farnborough, Hampshire in 1995. Chris is senior partner and works full time. His particular GP interests are commissioning and Quality outcome frameworks.

Dr Rod Taylor
Associate Professor in Health Services Research & Scientific Director of Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit, Peninsula Medical School, Exeter

Professor in Health Services Research at and Scientific Director of the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit, Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry at Universities of Exeter & Plymouth in UK. From 1999 to 2001, he was first Director of Appraisals at National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is currently a member of the NICE's Technology Appraisal and Interventional Procedures Advisory Committees. His previously held academic appointments include the School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London and Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow. He published over 120 research articles in the field of health services research and health technology assessment. He has PhD Clinical Physiology (Glasgow), MSc in Medical Statistics (London) and Postgrad. Dip. Health Economics (Aberdeen). His research interests include clinical trial design, the use of surrogate outcomes in HTA, evaluation of medical devices and the international trends and development in HTA.

Mr Barrie White BSc MBBS FRCP FRCS(SN) (Vice-Chair)
Neurosurgeon at The University Hospital in Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham

Barrie was a late entrant to medicine following a degree in pharmacology at Portsmouth Polytechnic. He qualified from King's College, London, in 1982, and followed this with general professional training in medicine and surgery in London and Bath, then neurosurgery in Nottingham and Liverpool. Since consultant appointment in 1994, Barrie has served six years as Clinical Director for Neurosciences at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham, and three years as its Assistant Medical Director (Clinical Audit & Practice). Part of this role includes managing the introduction of new procedures in the Trust. He has developed methods commended by CHI and CNST for auditing individual clinical & overall Trust performance. Barrie is a Council Member and Clinical Standards Committee Member of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons. He is interested in clinical performance analysis and making sense of Clinical Information and Clinical Indicators.

Dr Kevin Harris, MD FRCP
Medical Director and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

Dr Harris has been a Consultant since 1993 and is currently also a Reader in the Department of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at the University of Leicester. He was Clinical Vice President of the Renal Association until 2010. He is executive lead for safety and quality in UHL, which is one of the largest acute hospital Trusts in the UK. He previously served as a member of the NICE Chronic Kidney Disease guideline development group and has also been a member of the Topic Expect Group for the development of Quality Standards for people with Chronic Kidney Disease. He has published on the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease and currently is examining methods to improve the care and outcomes of patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.

Mr Abhay Rane, MS FRCS(Urol)
Consultant Urological Surgeon at Surrey and Sussex NHS Trust

Abhay was appointed consultant urological surgeon at East Surrey Hospital in 2000. He has clinical and research interests in the minimally invasive treatment of kidney pathology, with an emphasis on surgical innovation. He has spearheaded the development of single site surgery in urology, having performed the first ever single-port nephrectomy in 2007. He has acted as a mentor in laparoscopic surgery for over 25 consultant urologists in the UK and abroad. He is elected to Council of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and is Regional Advisor to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. Abhay is founder and current Chairman of the Southern Laparoscopic Urology Group, a peer review group focused on patient safety.

Mrs Rosemary Harris
Lay member

Rosemary is a solicitor. Since 1993 she has been involved in complaints and client care, including training, in the legal profession. Her particular interest is communication between professionals and between them and their clients/patients. She is an Associate Consultant with the Law Society's Risk and Compliance Service. Rosemary is an examiner of communication skills and a lay reviewer resolving concerns about the performance of individual surgeons or units, both for the Royal College of Surgeons of England. She is a member of the Consumers' Forum of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and was previously a member of the Patient Liaison Group of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. She is also a member of a Research Ethics Committee. Recent appointments include lay advisor for the West Midlands Deanery and lay representative for the National GP Recruitment Steering Group. She has also been a member of the West Midlands Committee of the Department of Health's Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards and has worked with GP practices advising on patient experience.

Dr Rebecca Fitzgerald MACantab, MD, FRCP
Consultant Gastroenterology and Oncology, MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Hutchison/MRC Research Centre

Rebecca Fitzgerald is Programme Leader at the MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Hutchison/MRC Research Centre, Cambridge and Honorary Consultant in Gastroenterology, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. She qualified from Cambridge University, trained at St Barts and The Royal London, and performed her research at Stanford University, California. Her research interests include malignant transformation processes in the oesophagus and the development of novel clinical methods for early cancer detection incorporating devices and molecular technologies.

Dr Anthony Emmerson
Consultant Neonatologist, St Mary's Hospital Manchester

Dr Anthony Emmerson has been a consultant neonatologist since 1993. He was the Clinical Director of the combined medical and surgical Neonatal Intensive Care Unit until 2011 and is the Clinical Lead for the Greater Manchester Neonatal Network and the Medical Director of the Greater Manchester Neonatal Intensive Care Partnership. He has had a long interest also in medical education and is the Head of School for Paediatrics in the North Western Deanery and the Medical Editor of the Journal Infant. His academic interests include investigating the use of erythropoietin for the treatment of neonatal anaemia and the use of technology for the automatic detection of apnoea in preterm infants.

Professor Jon Moss
Consultant Interventional Radiologist, North Glasgow Hospitals University NHS Trust

Professor Jon Moss qualified in medicine in 1979 Edinburgh. After a fellowship in the U.S.A. in interventional radiology he took up a consultant post in Glasgow in 1992. He has a keen interest in research and was awarded an honorary Professorship by the University of Glasgow. He has been on the council of the British Society of Interventional Radiology in several capacities over the last 15 years and was recently secretary. He holds several research grants and has published and lectured widely on interventional radiology. He is a panel member of the Interventional procedures panel of the HTA and sits on the editorial board of CVIR.

Professor Keith Wheatley
Professor of Medical Statistics

Keith Wheatley is Professor of Medical Statistics in the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit (CRCTU) at the University of Birmingham. Following 13 years at the Clinical Trial Service Unit (CTSU) in Oxford, he moved to the Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU) in 1998 and then to CRCTU in 2009. His main responsibilities are the design, management, analysis and reporting of large randomised trials in the academic setting. Systematic reviews, especially meta-analyses of randomised trials, and biomarker studies are a further major interest. Current disease areas include paediatric oncology, skin cancer, haematological oncology, renal disease and neurology. He sits on several national and international committees (e.g. HTA CET Board, MRC Fellowships Panel, three NCRI CSGs).

Mr Tim Jackson PhD, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Tim is a HEFCE Senior Clinical Lecturer at King's College London and Honorary Consultant Vitreoretinal Surgeon at King's College Hospital. He has an active clinical and basic science research portfolio with particular interest in neovascular age-related macular degeneration. He supervises several MDs and PhDs, is Editor-in-Chief of the Moorfields Manual of Ophthalmology, and leads for undergraduate Ophthalmology teaching at King's College London.

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