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:
Clinical lead (leg ulcers), Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant vascular surgeon, Leeds Vascular Institute
Professor of vascular surgery, Imperial College London
Associate professor in vascular surgery, University of Leeds
Advanced vascular nurse practitioner, North Cumbria Integrated Care Trust
Chair of surgery, Hull York Medical School, University of Hull
Vascular advanced clinical practitioner, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Vascular nurse consultant, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Lay specialist committee member
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.
Jean Isaac, YingYing Wang, Suvi Härmälä