Appendix B: Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

Appendix B: Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

A The External Assessment Centre report for this assessment was prepared by Newcastle and York Consortium:

  • Willits I, Reay C, Keltie K et al. WatchBP Home A for diagnosing and monitoring hypertension and detecting atrial fibrillation (February 2012).

B Submissions from the following sponsor:

  • Microlife (manufacturer).

C The following individuals gave their expert personal view on WatchBP Home A by providing their expert comments on the draft scope and assessment report.

  • Professor John Cleland, ratified by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) – clinical expert

  • Dr Neil Sulke, nominated/ratified by the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) – clinical expert

  • Dr Ameet Bakhai, nominated/ratified by the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) – clinical expert

  • Dr Mark Hancocks, ratified by the Royal College of General Practitioners.

D The following individuals gave their expert personal view on WatchBP Home A in writing by completing a patient questionnaire or expert adviser questionnaire provided to the Committee.

  • Professor John Cleland, ratified by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) – clinical expert

  • Dr Neil Sulke, nominated/ratified by the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) – clinical expert

  • Dr Ameet Bakhai, nominated/ratified by the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) – clinical expert

  • Dr Mark Hancocks, ratified by the Royal College of General Practitioners – clinical expert

  • Jo Jerrome, nominated/ratified by the Atrial Fibrillation Association (AFA) – patient expert

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)