6 Appraisal Committee members and NICE project team

Appraisal Committee members

The Appraisal Committees are standing advisory committees of NICE. 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. There are 4 Appraisal Committees, each with a chair and vice chair. Each Appraisal Committee meets once a month, except in December when there are no meetings. Each Committee considers its own list of technologies, and ongoing topics are not moved between Committees.

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 Amanda Adler (Chair)
Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Professor Ken Stein (Vice Chair)
Professor of Public Health, University of Exeter Medical School

Dr Ray Armstrong
Consultant Rheumatologist, Southampton General Hospital

Dr Jeff Aronson
Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford

Professor John Cairns
Professor of Health Economics Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Mr Matthew Campbell‑Hill
Lay member

Mr David Chandler
Lay member

Mr Mark Chapman
Health Economics and Market Access Manager, Medtronic UK

Professor Imran Chaudhry
Lead Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Associate Medical Director, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Daniel Hochhauser
Consultant in Medical Oncology, UCL Cancer Institute

Dr Neil Iosson
Locum General Practitioner

Mrs Anne Joshua
NHS 111 Pharmacy Lead, Patients and Information, NHS England

Dr Sanjay Kinra
Reader in Clinical Epidemiology and Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and University College London NHS Hospitals Trust

Dr Miriam McCarthy
Consultant, Public Health, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland

Mr Christopher O'Regan
Head of Health Technology Assessment and Outcomes Research, Merck Sharp & Dohme

Dr John Pounsford
Consultant Physician, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Dr Danielle Preedy
Lay member

Ms Marta Soares
Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Dr Nicky Welton
Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics/Health Technology Assessment, University of Bristol

NICE project team

Each technology appraisal is assigned to a team consisting of 1 or more health technology analysts (who act as technical leads for the appraisal) and a project manager.

Sophie Laurenson
Technical Lead

Jeremy Powell
Project Manager

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