This topic was considered by the diagnostics advisory committee, which is a standing advisory committee of NICE.
Committee members are asked to declare any interests in the test to be assessed. If it is considered there is a conflict of interest, the member is excluded from participating further in that assessment.
The minutes of each committee meeting, which include the names of the members who attended and their declarations of interests, are posted on the NICE website.
Additional specialist committee members took part in the discussions for this topic:
Dr Stuart Bennett
GP with special interest in cardiology, Ainsdale Medical Centre
Dr Richard Blakey
GP with special interest in cardiology, The Community Cardiology Service
Dr Matthew Fay
GP, clinical director, Affinity Care
Dr David Fox
Consultant cardiologist/cardiac electrophysiologist, North West Regional Cardiac Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Miss Rebecca Gardner
Lay specialist committee member
Mrs Catherine Ross
Head of clinical leadership, NHS England
Dr Mark Tanner
Consultant cardiologist, honorary clinical senior lecturer, Western Sussex Hospitals and National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London