9 Evaluation Committee members and NICE project team
The Highly Specialised Technologies Evaluation Committee is a standing advisory committee of NICE. Members are appointed for a 3‑year term and a Chair and Vice Chair are also appointed for 3 years. A list of the Committee members who took part in the discussions for this evaluation appears below.
Committee members are asked to declare any interests in the technology being evaluated. If it is considered there is a conflict of interest, the member is excluded from participating further in that evaluation.
The minutes of each Evaluation Committee meeting, which include the names of the members who attended and their declarations of interests, are posted on the NICE website.
Dr Peter Jackson
Chair of the HST Evaluation Committee, Consultant Physician and Honorary Reader in Clinical Pharmacology
Professor Ron Akehurst
Professor Emeritus in Health Economics, University of Sheffield and Strategic Director, BresMed Health Solutions Ltd
Mr Sotiris Antoniou
Consultant Pharmacist, Cardiovascular Medicine, Barts Health NHS Trust.
Mr Steve Brennan
Chief Finance Officer, NHS North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Trevor Cole
Consultant in Clinical and Cancer Genetics and Honorary Reader in Medical Genetics, Clinical Genetics Unit, Birmingham Women's Healthcare NHS Trust
Dr Jonathan Howell
Consultant in Public Health with NHS Specialised Services Commissioning and Public Health England
Mr Jeremy Manuel
Mr Francis Pang
Vice-President, Market Access, Biogen Idec
Mrs Linn Phipps
Dr Mark Sheehan
Oxford BRC Ethics Fellow, The Ethox Centre, University of Oxford
Professor Lesley Stewart
Director, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, York
Mrs Sheela Upadhyaya
Highly Specialised Program of Care Lead (London Region), NHS England
Dr Anthony Wierzbicki
Consultant in Metabolic Medicine/Chemical Pathology, Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, London
Each highly specialised technology evaluation is assigned to a team consisting of 1 or more technical personnel, a project manager and the Associate Director for the Highly Specialised Technologies Programme.
Fiona Pearce/Raisa Sidhu
Associate Director – Highly Specialised Technologies