8 Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

8 Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

The External Assessment Centre report for this assessment was prepared by Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals and York Health Economics Consortium:

  • Craig J, Jenks M, Willits I et al. MAGEC system for spinal lengthening in children with early onset scoliosis, November 2013

Submissions from the following sponsor:

  • Ellipse Technologies Inc.

The following individuals gave their expert personal view on the MAGEC system by providing their expert comments on the draft scope and assessment report.

  • Mr Sashin Ahuja, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • Mr Colin Bruce, nominated by the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery ‑ clinical expert

  • Jane Clarke, nominated by the Scoliosis Association UK – patient expert

  • Mr Neil Davidson, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • Professor Jeremy Fairbank, ratified by the Royal College of Surgeons of England ‑ clinical expert

  • Mr John Hutchinson, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • Mr Peter Milner, ratified by the British Orthopaedic Association – clinical expert

  • Mr Colin Nnadi, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert (draft scope only)

  • Mr Hilali Nordeen, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

The following individuals gave their expert personal view on the MAGEC system in writing by completing a patient questionnaire or expert adviser questionnaire provided to the Committee.

  • Mr Sashin Ahuja, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • Mr Colin Bruce, nominated by the British Society for Children's Orthopaedic Surgery ‑ clinical expert

  • Jane Clarke, nominated by the Scoliosis Association UK – patient expert

  • Mr Neil Davidson, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • Professor Jeremy Fairbank, ratified by the Royal College of Surgeons of England ‑ clinical expert

  • Mr John Hutchinson, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • Mr Peter Milner, ratified by the British Orthopaedic Association – clinical expert

  • Mr Colin Nnadi, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • Mr Hilali Nordeen, ratified by the British Scoliosis Society – clinical expert

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)