Find out more about the NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee members by reading their biographies.

Dr Tom Clutton-Brock FRCP FRCA

Chair, consultant in anaesthesia

About Tom

Tom is a senior lecturer and honorary consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine in Birmingham. He has a career-long interest in medical technology and patient safety.

He has been a senior medical officer at the MHRA, a long standing member of NICE IPAC, clinical director of the NIHR Trauma Management Health Technology Cooperative, interim director of the Institute of Translational Medicine in Birmingham and an elected consultant member of Council at the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Mr Jonathan Anderson

Consultant cardiothoracic surgeon

About Jonathan

Biography coming soon.

Mrs Sally Brearley

Lay member

About Sally

Biography coming soon.

Mrs Rosemary Harris

Lay member

About Rosemary

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 or patients. She has expanded her expertise into that of a lay representative within the medical and scientific field.

Rosemary is currently a lay examiner and lay reviewer for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and also a lay examiner and lay assessor for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. She is also a member of the Women’s Network and a member of the Examination and Assessment Committee for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Other current appointments include lay advisor for Health Education England West Midlands, lay member for the General Practitioner National Recruitment Office Steering Group, lay member of the West Midlands Sub Committee of the Department of Health’s Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards, lay member of the Life Sciences Themed Board for the National School of Healthcare Science and lay member of the Healthcare Science Implementation Group.

Mr Anthony Hatswell


About Anthony

Biography coming soon.

Mr Colin Howie

Orthopaedic surgeon

About Colin

Colin is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Edinburgh and an honorary senior lecturer at 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 Association, 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.

Professor Tim Jackson PhD, FRCOphth

Consultant ophthalmic surgeon

About Tim

Tim is a professor of retinal research at King’s College London and honorary consultant vitreoretinal surgeon at King’s College Hospital.

He has an active clinical 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.

Dr Tim Kinnaird

Consultant interventional cardiologist

About Tim

Biography coming soon.

Mr Kieran Murphy

Senior director - International Market Access, Nevro

About Kieran

Biography coming soon.

Dr Dhiraj Tripathi

Consultant hepatologist and honorary senior lecturer

About Dhiraj

Dhiraj Tripathi is a consultant hepatologist/liver transplant physician and honorary senior lecturer. After completing undergraduate studies and specialist training in gastroenterology and hepatology in Edinburgh he took up his current post in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham in 2008. He has particular interest in clinical aspects of portal hypertension including endoscopic and radiological interventions, and was awarded a doctorate based on his clinical research in Edinburgh. He leads specialist services for patients with complications of portal hypertension and hepatic vascular disorders such as Budd Chiari Syndrome.

He is involved in clinical trials at principal investigator level, and has published widely with over 50 publications including the 2015 British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) UK Guidelines on variceal haemorrhage. His other committee work includes past member of BSG Liver Section where he was nominated as specialist advisor for NICE IPAC, clinical lead for hepatology in the West Midlands specialist training committee, and Education and Conference lead for British Liver Transplant Group (BLTG).

Mr James Tysome

Consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon

About James

James is a consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals, where he specialises in otology, hearing implants and skull base surgery.

He qualified from Cambridge University and University College London, trained in London with Fellowships in Cambridge University Hospitals and Stanford University, California. He is clinical lead of the Regional Skull Base Unit, National Institute for Health Research, deputy lead for ENT and associate editor of Clinical Otolaryngology.

He has an interest in medial innovation and his research programme includes Eustachian tube dysfunction, improving outcomes from hearing implants and novel treatments for vestibular schwannomas.

Professor Frank Smith

Professor of vascular surgery and surgical education

About Frank

Frank is professor of vascular surgery and surgical education at the University of Bristol. He has interests in education, training and safety in surgery. He trained in vascular surgery in the UK and Scotland, undertaking Peter Clifford and Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Travelling Fellowships to Boston, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle.

He is scientific program director for the Society of Academic and Research Surgery. He is or has been a council member of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, The Vascular Society of Great Britain & Ireland, The Venous Forum, president of the Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine, and chair of the South West (Severn & Peninsular) Vascular and General Surgery Regional Training Committee.

He is currently program director of the National Confidential Reporting System for Surgery (CORESS) and chair of the Intercollegiate Board of Basic Surgical Examinations (MRCS), the primary surgical qualification for the four Royal Colleges of Surgeons of the UK and Ireland.

Dr Jon Bell

Interventional radiologist

About Jon

Jon trained in surgery and clinical radiology in Manchester before completing higher sub-specialty training in interventional radiology. He was appointed as a consultant in interventional radiology at The Christie in 2013. He is an internationally recognised expert in interventional oncology and has primary research interests in liver directed therapies.

Jon is formerly training programme director for clinical radiology in the North West Deanery, member of the Faculty Board of The Royal College of Radiologists, chair of the Patient Safety and Quality Committee of the British Society of Interventional Radiology, and a member of the Professional Issues and Economics in Radiology, a subcommittee of the European Society of Radiology.

Miss Karen Nugent

Colorectal surgeon, Southampton

About Karen

Biography coming soon.

Mr Mahmoud Elfar

Consultant urological surgeon

About Mahmoud

Biography coming soon.

Mrs Suzanne Halliday

Advanced nurse practitioner in breast care

About Suzanne

Suzanne is an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) who currently works in a busy breast diagnostic and breast cancer surveillance unit in Brighton. Prior to this, she worked as a clinical nurse specialist at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust for 16 years.

Suzanne is experienced in teaching and public speaking and has an interest in service delivery and pathways. She has also helped develop protocols and policies relating to service processes in both trusts.

In 2018, she was seconded to the Department of Health and Social Care, contributing to national reports associated with reducing unnecessary variation in patient care and the Independent Breast Screening Review.

As an ANP, Suzanne brings insight relating to patient care, service provision and nursing expertise to the committee.


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