4 Standing Committee and NICE staff

4.1 Standing Committee

Members of Standing Committee B and the topic experts for the 2015 update are listed on the NICE website.

For the composition of (the) previous Guideline Development Group(s), see the full guideline.

4.2 Clinical Guidelines Update Team

Philip Alderson
Clinical Adviser

Nicole Elliott
Associate Director

Jennifer Craven
Information Scientist

Susannah Moon
Programme Manager

Rebecca Parsons
Project Manager

Nicki Mead
Technical Analyst

Toni Tan
Technical Advisor

4.3 NICE project team

Martin Allaby
Clinical Lead

Sharon Summers‑Ma
Guideline Lead

Louise Shires
Guideline Commissioning Manager

Joy Carvill
Guideline Coordinator

Judith Thornton
Technical Lead

James Hall
Editor

4.4 Declarations of interests

The following members of the Standing Committee made declarations of interest. All other members of the Committee stated that they had no interests to declare.

Member name

Interest declared

Type of interest

Decision

Susan Bewley

Self‑employed academic and obstetric expert.

Personal financial interest

Declare and participate

Susan Bewley

100 hour per annum teaching contract with King's College London.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received income/fee for Teaching (BSc law and ethics tutor at KCL, occasional fees for lectures on obstetrics).

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received income/fee for Medico‑legal reports (approx. 2/year) and Medical Defence Union cases committee and council.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received income/fee for external reviews for NHS organisations related to my obstetric expertise (serious incident and maternal mortality investigations, RCOG review).

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received fee for Chairing NICE GDG.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received royalties from edited books.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expressed views in publications about obstetric matters, largely based on evidence.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Susan Bewley

A trustee and committee member of Healthwatch (a charity devoted to evidence and "for treatments that work") and a trustee of Sophia (a charity devoted to women with HIV and the UK arm of the Global Coalition for Women and AIDS).

Personal non‑financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Member of the following editorial boards: Medical Law Review, International Journal of Childbirth, Journal Article Summary Service; Member All‑Parliamentary Party Group on Maternity; Trustee of Maternity Action (a charity which aims to end inequality and improve the health and well‑being of pregnant women, partners and young children), one of seven members of the Women's Health and Equality Consortium which is a Strategic Partner of the Department of Health.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Part‑time on call sexual offences examiner (forensic medical examinations) working at the Haven Camberwell Sexual Assault Referral Centre (King's College Hospital).

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received income/fee as Consultant for the World Health Organisation (five days approx), for their updated guideline on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Human Rights for Women living with HIV.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received fee as Chair of NICE Fertility Evidence Update.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received income/fee as External examiner obstetrics and gynaecology, University College Dublin.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expert fee (one off piece of work) for maternal mortality investigation.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expert fee (one off piece of work) for RCOG service review Independent Review panel.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expert fee (one off piece of work) for medicolegal criminal case.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expert fee (one off piece of work) for obstetric and managerial advice (overseas not‑for‑profit hospital).

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received fee for attending NICE GRADE training development.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received fee for appearances on BBC Radio 4 (inside health, in the ethics committee).

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Received fee for lecture at Royal Society of Medicine Retired Fellows Modern Reproduction: blood, guts, loss and King Midas.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses paid to lecture at the National RCOG trainees annual conference.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses only lecture at the Royal Society of Medicine.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses only lecture at the GLADD Annual conference.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses only lecture at the FIL Annual conference.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses only lecture at the RCOG Review training.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses only lecture at the BPAS Annual Meeting Clinical Forum.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses only lecture at the WOW Festival.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Expenses only lectures relating to publicising NICE intrapartum guidelines.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Lecture fee, at 'safe hands conference' Bolton.

Personal financial interest

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Susan Bewley

Unpaid (but travel, hotel and subsistence) trip to 2 not‑for‑profit maternity hospitals in return for 4 days' teaching/ expert advice, India.

Personal financial interest

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Gita Bhutani

Chair of Psychological Professions Network North West.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Gita Bhutani

Member of British Psychological Society; Division of Clinical Psychology; Faculty of Leadership and Management Committee Member.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Gita Bhutani

Project lead on BPS Division of Clinical Psychology project on 'Comprehensively representing the complexity of psychological services'.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Gita Bhutani

Analytical support in partnership with Liverpool University on Liverpool Health Partners project on Patient Quality and Safety.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Simon Corbett

Network Service Adviser for the British Cardiovascular Society. This role incorporates the regional specialty adviser role for the Royal College of Physicians.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Simon Corbett

Director for Clinical Effectiveness for employer (University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust). Part of this role involves the dissemination and implementation of NICE guidance in the Trust.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Simon Corbett

Independent cardiologist on the Trial Steering Committee of the randomised controlled AVATAR trial, a randomised trial of medical therapy vs ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation. The study is sponsored by Imperial College London and is part funded by Medtronic. Travel expenses are paid by Imperial.

Personal financial interest

Declare and participate

Gail Fortes Mayer

None.

John Graham

Director of National Collaborating Centre for Cancer – this post is funded through a contract with NICE to produce NICE's clinical guidelines.

Non‑personal financial interest

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John Graham

Principal investigator for On‑going clinical trials in prostate cancer:

1) With Custirsen funded by OncoGenex Technologies Inc and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

2) Orteronel Affinity Trial funded by Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc.

3) Principal investigator for a study of radium‑223 in prostate cancer that is funded by Bayer Pharmaceuticals.

Non‑personal financial interest

Declare and participate

John Graham

Principal investigator for 8 ongoing clinical trials in breast and prostate cancer run via the National Cancer Research Network (not pharmaceutical industry funded).

Non‑personal financial interest

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John Graham

Member of the trial management groups for 2 prostate cancer trials: RT01 and CHHIP. Both are closed to recruitment but continuing to report trial results.

Personal non‑financial interest

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John Graham

Consultancy work for NICE International on a project with the Philippines Department of Health to produce clinical guidelines on breast cancer. Travel expenses paid.

Personal non‑financial interest

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John Graham

Council member of the South‑West England Clinical Senate.

Personal non‑financial non specific

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Peter Hoskin

Investigator in research studies sponsored by various companies with payment for expenses to NHS Trust and department, which funds research staff. Recent studies have been on behalf of Millennium, Astellas, Ipsen and Amgen.

Non‑personal financial interest

Declare and participate

Peter Hoskin

Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists and member of Faculty Board, Specialist Training Board and Chair of Exam Board.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Consultant to the IAEA; Undertake by invitation lectures and working group meetings for which expenses may be paid.

Personal financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Department reimbursed for studies on alpharadin by Astellas.

Non‑personal financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Department reimbursed for studies on MDV 3100 by Medivation. and Astellas

Non‑personal financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Department receives grants from Astellas for trials in prostate cancer.

Non‑personal financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Department receives grants from Bayer for trials in prostate cancer.

Non‑personal financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Department received grants from Millennium for trials in prostate cancer.

Non‑personal financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Trustee for funding research within the unit/department. Funded by Donations/Legacies. No Non‑Hodgkin's lymphoma research has been funded in the last 12 months.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Chair Steering Group for National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN).

Personal non‑financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Member of the faculty board of the Royal College of Radiologists.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Member of the specialist training committee for the Royal College of Radiologists.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Editorial board member for the Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Member of the East of England senate.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Peter Hoskin

Member of the NICE standing committee for rapid updates / and non‑Hodgkin's lymphoma GDG.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Roberta James

Programme Lead at Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network.

Personal financial interest

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Roberta James

Member of Guideline Implementability Research and Application network.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Roberta James

Expert group member of Project on a Framework for Rating Evidence in Public Health.

Personal non‑financial interest

Declare and participate

Asma Khalil

Member of the National Clinical Reference Group for Fetal Medicine.

Personal non‑financial

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Asma Khalil

Co‑chair of the "Improving Outcomes" working group, South West London Maternity Network.

Personal non‑financial

Declare and participate

Asma Khalil

Associate Editor for the journal Biomedical Central Pregnancy and Childbirth.

Personal non‑financial

Declare and participate

Asma Khalil

Member of the Maternal and Fetal Medicine National Clinical Study Group.

Personal non‑financial

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Asma Khalil

Assistant Convenor for the MRCOG Part1 course, RCOG.

Personal non‑financial

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Asma Khalil

Principal Investigator at St George's Hospital for several NIHR funded studies, e.g. Non‑invasive Prenatal Testing.

Personal non‑financial

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Asma Khalil

Chief Investigator for Cardiovascular changes in Pregnancy study and Quantitative fetal fibronectin, Cervical length and ActimPartus® for the prediction of Preterm birth in Symptomatic women (QFCAPS).

Personal non‑financial

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Asma Khalil

Collaboration with commercial companies, such as USCOM®, Roche Diagnostics®, Alere Diagnostics® and proact medical Ltd® (research equipment and/or consumables).

Personal non‑financial

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Asma Khalil

Reviewer for the National Maternal Near‑miss Surveillance Programme.

Personal non‑financial

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Manoj Mistry

Public member of Pennine Care NHS FT in the capacity as a carer.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

PPI representative for the Health Research Authority, London.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

PPI representative for the Health Quality Improvement Partnership, London.

Personal non‑financial interest

Declare and participate

Manoj Mistry

PPI representative for the Primary Care Research in Manchester Engagement Resource group at the University of Manchester.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Carer representative on NICE Guideline Development Group: 'Transition between inpatient hospital settings and community or care home settings for adults with social care needs.'

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Lay representative for the MSc (Clinical Bioinformatics) at the University of Manchester

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Lay Educational Visitor with the Health and Care Professions Council, London.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Lay representative at the Clinical Research Facility (collaboration between Central Manchester University Hospital NHS FT/University of Manchester).

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Public Representative Interviewer at the Medical School, Lancaster University.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Public Member of NUHS 'Research for Patient Benefit Programme Committee' (North West region).

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Member of the Patient Panel at NIHRs 'The Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care' Greater Manchester.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

Member of the Patient and Public Involvement Group, Liverpool Clinical Trials Unit, University of Liverpool.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Manoj Mistry

PPI panel assisting research into Information Systems: Dashboard: Monitoring and Managing from Ward to Board at the University of Leeds.

Personal non‑specific non‑financial

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Amaka Offiah

Provision of expert advice to Her Majesty's Courts in cases of suspected child abuse.

Personal financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Recipient of honoraria and expenses for lectures and guidelines development from BioMarin.

Personal financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Chairperson Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Chairperson Child Abuse Taskforce of the European Society of Paediatric Radiology.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Member Joint RCR/RCPCH NAI Working Party for Guideline Update ‑ Imaging in Suspected Non‑Accidental Injury.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Member of the Royal College of Radiology Academic Committee.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Committee member of the International Consortium for Vertebral Anomalies and Scoliosis.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Member of South Yorkshire (Sheffield) Research Ethics Committee.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Medical Academic Staff Committee Representative of the Yorkshire Regional Council of the BMA.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Partner Governor of the Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust (representing the University of Sheffield).

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Editorial Committee Member of the journal Paediatric Radiology.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Recipient of research funding from NIHR, ARUK, The Sheffield Children's Charity, Skeletal Dysplasia Group for Teaching and Research.

Non‑personal financial interest

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Amaka Offiah

Member of the Sheffield Children's Hospital Research and Innovations Committee.

Personal non‑financial

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Mark Rodgers

Associate editor of the journal Systematic Reviews that publishes research on health and social care.

Personal non‑financial non‑specific interest

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Mark Rodgers

Research fellow in health services research; has provided independent academic reviews of clinical effectiveness and diagnostic accuracy evidence for funders including NIHR and NICE.

Non‑personal non‑financial non‑specific interest

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Mark Rodgers

Employee of the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination (University of York) which provides Evidence Review Group reports and Technology Assessment Reports as part of the NICE technology appraisals process.

Non‑personal financial non‑specific

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Nicholas Steel

Work as the principal investigator on a National Institute of Health Research funded project on: 'Are NICE clinical guidelines for primary care based on evidence from primary care?'

Non‑personal financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

National Institute for Health Research Health Services & Delivery Research Programme Healthcare Delivery Research Panel member.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

NIHR Regional Advisory Committee for the Research for Patient Benefit Programme East of England region.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

Norfolk & Suffolk Primary & Community Care Research Steering Group.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards East of England.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

'Implementation Science' Editorial Board member.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

'Quality in Primary Care' Editorial Board member.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

Faculty of Public Health Part A MFPH Examiner.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

Faculty of Public Health Part A MFPH Development Committee.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

Honorary Public Health Academic Consultant, Public Health England.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Nicholas Steel

Publication in press: Steel N, Abdelhamid A, Stokes T, Edwards H, Fleetcroft R, Howe A, Qureshi N. Publications cited in national clinical guidelines for primary care were of uncertain relevance: literature review. In Press Journal of Clinical Epidemiology.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Sietse Wieringa

At the Centre for Primary care & Public Health at Barts & The London School of Medicine & Dentistry/Queen Mary University I am working on a literature review of 'mindlines' (related to communities of practice) and a qualitative study of a large group of GPs on a virtual social network sharing medical knowledge. I was funded for this via an NIHR In practice fellowship.

Personal financial interest

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Sietse Wieringa

I co‑own a small social enterprise called ZorgIdee that develops ideas to help GPs to collaborate. There are no current funders.

Personal financial interest

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Sietse Wieringa

Board member of the Platform of Medical Leadership in the Netherlands, via which I am involved in a mixed methods study for the development of a medical leadership competency framework. The study group receives funds from KNMG (Royal Dutch College of Medicine) and SBOH which receives its funds from the Dutch Ministry of Health.

Non‑personal financial interest

Declare and participate

Sietse Wieringa

Member of Generation Next, a think tank and network of young GPs. It's indirectly funded by the Ministry of Health.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Sietse Wieringa

Member of NHG (Dutch GP Society), which produces guidelines and I worked for this organisation in the past.

Personal non‑financial interest

Declare and participate

Topic experts

Interest declared

Type of interest

Decision

Paula Beech

None.

No action

Martin Dennis

Chief investigator of the CLOTS trials (MRC and HTA funded).

Non‑personal financial interest

Declare and participate

Martin Dennis

Worked with NHS IQ on the roll out of IPC into stroke units in England.

Non‑personal financial interest

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Martin Dennis

Worked with Covidien to produce video for training and marketing purposes.

Non‑personal financial interest

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Martin Dennis

As result of working on the CLOTS trails I have formed a view about the place of external compression in VTE prevention in stroke. Our findings have been published in the lancet and I presented the findings at multiple meetings. I appeared on TV and radio at the time of the announcement of our results. I have written a monograph for the HTA describing the results of CLOTS 3 and their interpretation.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Martin Dennis

Chair of the European stroke organisation group on VTE prophylaxis in ischaemic stroke.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Martin Dennis

Chair of the national Advisory Committee for stroke in Scotland.

Personal non‑financial interest

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Clare Reynolds

None.

No action

Carron Sintler

None.

No action

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