5 Evaluation committee members and NICE project team

Evaluation committee members

This topic was evaluated as a single technology appraisal by the highly specialised technologies evaluation committee. Because of this, some members of the technology appraisal committees were brought in to provide additional expertise to the committee. The highly specialised technologies evaluation committee and the 4 technology appraisal committees are standing advisory committees of NICE.

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

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


Paul Arundel
Chair, highly specialised technologies evaluation committee

NICE project team

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

Tom Palmer
Technical lead

Claire Hawksworth
Technical adviser

Leena Issa
Project manager

ISBN: 978-1-4731-6075-0

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)