This topic was considered by NICE's medical technologies advisory committee, which is a standing advisory committee of NICE.
Committee members are asked to declare any interests in the technologies to be evaluated. If it is considered there is a conflict of interest, the member is excluded from participating further in that evaluation.
The minutes of the medical technologies advisory committee meetings, 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 and provided expert advice for this topic:
Consultant in upper gastrointestinal surgery, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Weight-management nurse specialist, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Physiotherapy lecturer, University of Liverpool
Research fellow and obesity specialist dietitian, University of Bristol and North Bristol NHS Trust
Advanced specialist dietitian in weight management, obesity and obesity surgery, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sarah Le Brocq
Lay specialist committee member
Each early value assessment (EVA) topic is assigned to a team consisting of 1 or more health technology assessment analysts (who act as technical leads for the topic), a health technology assessment adviser and a project manager.
Amy Barr and Charlotte Pelekanou
Health technology assessment analysts
Lizzy Latimer and Lirije Hyseni
Health technology assessment advisers