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 technology to be appraised. 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, which include the names of the members who attended and their declarations of interests, are posted on the NICE website.
Each medical technologies guidance 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.
Charlotte Pelekanou and Samantha Baskerville
Health technology assessment analysts
Health technology assessment adviser