Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members, guideline representatives and NICE project team

Appraisal Committee members

The Appraisal Committee is one of NICE's standing advisory committees. Its members are appointed for a 3-year term. A list of the Committee members who took part in the discussions for this appraisal appears below. The period during which each Committee member contributed to the appraisal is shown in parenthesis after his or her name. The Appraisal Committee meets three times a month except in December, when there are no meetings. There are four Appraisal Committees, each with a chair and vice chair. Each Committee considers its own list of technologies, and ongoing topics are not moved between the branches.

Committee members are asked to declare any interests in the technology to be appraised. If it is considered there is a conflict of interest, the member is excluded from participating further in that appraisal.

The minutes of each Appraisal Committee meeting, which include the names of the members who attended and their declarations of interests, are posted on the NICE website.

Dr Jane Adam (Chair, 2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, St George's Hospital, London

Dr Amanda Adler (2009)
Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Professor Keith Abrams (2006–2009)
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Leicester

Ms Julie Acred (2004–2005)
Chief Executive, Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor A E Ades (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Professor of Public Health Science, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol

Dr Ray Armstrong (2008)
Consultant Rheumatologist, Southampton General Hospital

Dr Jeff Aronson (2006–2009)
Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford

Dr Darren Ashcroft (2004–2008)
Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester

Professor David Barnett (2004–2008)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester

Dr Peter Barry (2004–2009)
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dr Michael Boscoe (2009)
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Stirling Bryan (2006–2008)
Head, Department of Health Economics, University of Birmingham

Mr Brian Buckley (2004–2006)
Vice Chairman, InContact

Professor John Cairns (2006–2009)
Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor David Chadwick (2005–2006)
Professor of Neurology, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dr Peter I Clark (2004–2006)
Honorary Chairman, Association of Cancer Physicians

Ms Donna Covey (2004–2005)
Chief Executive, Asthma UK

Dr Mike Davies (2004–2008)
Consultant Physician, University Department of Medicine and Metabolism, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Mr Richard Devereaux-Phillips (2004–2006)
Public Affairs Manager, Medtronic Ltd

Professor Jack Dowie (2004–2009)
Health Economist, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Fiona Duncan (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anaesthetic Department, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool

Mr Christopher Earl (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Surgical Care Practitioner, Renal Transplant Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Dr Paul Ewings (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Statistician, Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust, Taunton

Lynn Field (2006–2008)
Nurse Director, Pan Birmingham Cancer Network

Professor Gary A Ford (2004–2005)
Professor of Pharmacology of Old Age/Consultant Physician, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne

Professor Christopher Fowler (2006–2008)
Professor of Surgical Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London

Dr Fergus Gleeson (2004–2009)
Consultant Radiologist, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Ms Sally Gooch (2004–2009)
Independent Nursing and Healthcare Consultant

Mr John Goulston (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Chief Executive, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

Mr Adrian Griffin (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
VP Strategic Affairs, LifeScan, Johnson & Johnson

Professor Trisha Greenhalgh (2004–2005)
Professor of Primary Health Care, University College London

Mrs Barbara Greggains (2006–2008)
Lay member

Mrs Eleanor Grey (2009)
Lay member

Mr Sanjay Gupta (2005–2008)
Former Service Manager in Stroke, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and
Endocrinology, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust

Ms Linda Hands (2004–2005)
Consultant Vascular Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Dr Peter Heywood (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Consultant Neurologist, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Professor Philip Home (2005–2006 and 2010)
Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Neil Iosson (2009)
General Practitioner

Dr Peter Jackson (2005–2006)
Clinical Pharmacologist, University of Sheffield

Professor Peter Jones (2004–2006)
Professor of Statistics and Dean, Faculty of Natural Science, Keele University

Professor Robert Kerwin (2004–2005)
Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Pharmacology, Institute of Psychiatry, London

Dr Mike Laker (2005–2007)
Medical Director, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Ms Joy Leavesley (2004)
Senior Clinical Governance Manager, Whittington Hospital

Dr Ruth Lesirge (2004)
Lay member

Dr Ian Lewin (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Consultant Endocrinologist, North Devon District Hospital

Ms Rachel Lewis (2004–2006)
Nurse Adviser to the Department of Health

Mr Terence Lewis (2006–2009)
Lay member

Dr George Levvy (2005–2006)
Lay member

Dr Louise Longworth (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Reader in Health Economics, HERG, Brunel University

Professor Gary McVeigh (2006–2008)
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queens University, Belfast

Professor Jonathan Michaels (2004–2006)
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield

Dr Ruairidh Milne (2004–2009)
Senior Lecturer in Health Technology Assessment, National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology, University of Southampton

Dr Neil Milner (2004–2009)
General Practitioner, Tramways Medical Centre, Sheffield

Dr Alec Miners (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Lecturer in Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Rubin Minhas (2004–2009)
General Practitioner, CHD Clinical Lead, Medway PCT

Dr James Moon (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Consultant Cardiologist and Senior Lecturer, University College London Hospital (UCLH) and UCL

Mr Stephen Palmer (2009)
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Dr John Pounsford (2006–2009)
Consultant Physician, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Mr Philip Pugh (2009)
Strategic Development Lead for HCAI & AMR, Health Protection Agency

Dr Rosalind Ramsay (2006–2008)
Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult Mental Health Services, Maudsley Hospital, London

Dr Christa Roberts (2006–2008)
UK Country Manager, Abbott Vascular

Dr John Rodriguez (2009)
Assistant Director of Public Health, NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent

Dr Florian Alexander Ruths (2009)
Consultant Psychiatrist and Cognitive Therapist, Maudsley Hospital, London

Dr Stephen Saltissi (2006–2009)
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Mr Miles Scott (2004–2006)
Chief Executive, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Mr Navin Sewak (2009)
Primary Care Pharmacist, NHS Hammersmith and Fulham

Mr Stephen Sharp (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Senior Statistician, MRC Epidemiology Unit

Dr Lindsay Smith (2005–2009)
General Practitioner, East Somerset Research Consortium

Mr Roderick Smith (2006–2009)
Finance Director, West Kent PCT

Mr Cliff Snelling (2006–2009)
Lay member

Mr Mike Spencer (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Assistant Director Patient Experience, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Mr Malcolm Stamp (2004)
Chief Executive, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust, Cambridge

Professor Ken Stein (2004–2009)
Professor of Public Health, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter

Professor Andrew Stevens (Chair) (2004–2009)
Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham

Dr Rod Taylor (2006–2009)
Associate Professor in Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth

Mr David Thomson (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Lay member

Mr William Turner (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Consultant Urologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Dr John Watkins (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Cardiff University and National Public Health Service Wales

Dr Paul Watson (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Chief Executive, NHS Suffolk

Dr Anthony S Wierzbicki (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Consultant in Metabolic Medicine/Chemical Pathology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Olivia Wu (2010, for sections 1.3 and 4.3.27 to 4.3.38 only)
Reader in Health Economics, University of Glasgow

Guideline representatives

The following individuals, representing the Guideline Development Group responsible for developing NICE's clinical guideline related to this topic, were invited to attend Appraisal Committee meetings to observe and to contribute as advisers to the Committee.

  • Professor Cameron G Swift (2008–2009), King's College London School of Medicine Clinical Age Research Unit King's College Hospital, London

  • Dr Maggie Westby (2008–2009), Senior Research and Development Fellow, National Clinical Guideline Centre for Acute and Chronic Conditions

  • Professor Juliet Compston (2005-2007), Professor of Bone Medicine, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and Addenbrooke's NHS Trust

  • Dr Peter Selby (2005–2007), Consultant Physician, Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Professor David Barlow (2005–2007), Executive Dean of Medicine, University of Glasgow

NICE project team

Each technology appraisal is assigned to a team consisting of one or more health technology analysts (who act as technical leads for the appraisal), a technical adviser and a project manager.

Dr Ruaraidh Hill and Gabriel Rogers
Technical Leads

Fiona Rinaldi and Joanna Richardson
Technical Advisers

Jeremy Powell
Project Manager