Appendix A: The Guideline Development Group and the Short Clinical Guidelines Technical Team
The GDG was composed of relevant healthcare professionals, patient representatives and NICE technical staff.
The members of the GDG are listed below.
Professor of Primary Care Research and General Practitioner (GDG Chair)
Associate Director of Pharmacy, NHS Direct
Senior Pharmaceutical Adviser
General Practitioner and Clinical Lecturer in Primary Health Care
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine
The following individual was not a full member of the GDG but was co-opted onto the group as an expert adviser:
Professor of Prescribing and Medicines Management
The Short Clinical Guidelines Technical Team was responsible for this guideline throughout its development. It was responsible for preparing information for the GDG, for drafting the guideline and for responding to consultation comments. The following people, who are employees of NICE, made up the technical team working on this guideline.
Dr Tim Stokes
Guideline Lead and Associate Director
Senior Information Specialist
Analyst, Health Economics
Technical Adviser in Health Economics