8 Diagnostics advisory committee members and NICE project team

8 Diagnostics advisory committee members and NICE project team

Committee members

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 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 diagnostics advisory 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:

Specialist committee members

Professor Anne Barton
Professor of rheumatology, University of Manchester/Manchester University Foundation Trust

Professor Frank McKenna
Consultant physician and rheumatologist, Department of Rheumatology, Trafford General Hospital, Manchester

Professor John Isaacs
Director, Therapeutics North East and professor of clinical rheumatology, Newcastle University

Dr Mandy Perry
Clinical scientist, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Martin Perry
Consultant physician and rheumatologist and lead clinician, Vale of Leven Hospital; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Glasgow

Mr Karl Nicholl
Biologics nurse specialist

Ms Stephanie Turner
Lay specialist committee member

Mrs Susan Moore
Lay specialist committee member

NICE project team

Each diagnostics assessment is assigned to a team consisting of a technical analyst (who acts as the topic lead), a technical adviser and a project manager.

Ewa Rupniewska
Topic lead

Frances Nixon
Technical adviser

Donna Barnes
Project manager

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