4 The Guideline Development Group, Internal Clinical Guidelines team and NICE project team, and declarations of interests

4 The Guideline Development Group, Internal Clinical Guidelines team and NICE project team, and declarations of interests

4.1 Guideline Development Group

The Guideline Development Group members listed are those for the 2015 update. For the composition of the previous Guideline Development Group, see the full guideline.

Damien Longson (Chair)
Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust

Chizo Agwu
Consultant Paediatrician/Clinical Director, Sandwell & Birmingham NHS Trust/ Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

Susan Benbow
Diabetologist, Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Rachel Berrington
Diabetes Nurse Specialist, Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse – foot lead University Hospitals of Leicester

Issak Bhojani
GP, Blackburn with Darwen

Sue Brown
Patient and carer member

Sheila Burston
Patient and carer member

Trevor Cleveland (co‑opted expert member; from October 2013)
Interventional and Consultant Vascular Radiologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Nicholas Foster
Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Catherine Gooday
Principal Podiatrist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Stephen Hutchins (co‑opted expert member; from November 2013)
Orthotist, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthotics, Directorate, Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Salford

Rachael Hutchinson
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Orthopaedic Consultant (foot and ankle paediatrics), Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Laurie King
Clinical Lead Podiatrist, Diabetic Foot Oxfordshire, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Seconded to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust

Fania Pagnamenta (co‑opted expert member)
Nurse Consultant (tissue viability), Newcastle‑upon‑Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Gerry Rayman
Diabetologist, Consultant Physician and Head of Service, The Diabetes and Endocrine Centre and Diabetes Foot Clinic and Research Unit, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Stella Vig
Vascular Surgeon, Vascular and General Surgical Consultant, Croydon University Hospital

4.2 Internal Clinical Guidelines team

Stephen Duffield (from April 2014)
Technical Analyst

Susan Ellerby
Clinical Adviser

Nicole Elliott (until June 2014)
Associate Director

Vicky Gillis (from November 2013 to June 2014)
Technical Analyst

Craig Grime (from March 2013 to November 2013)
Technical Analyst

Chris Gibbons
Health Economist

Michael Heath (until October 2014)
Programme Manager

Hugh McGuire (from April 2014)
Technical Adviser

Stephanie Mills
Project Manager

Gabriel Rogers
Technical Adviser

Susan Spiers (from June 2014)
Associate Director

Toni Tan (until April 2014)
Technical Adviser

4.3 NICE project team

Christine Carson
Guideline Lead

Phil Alderson
Clinical Adviser

Claire Ruiz (until August 2013)
Guideline Commissioning Manager

Oliver Bailey (from August 2013 to February 2015)
Guideline Commissioning Manager

Sarah Stephenson (from February 2015)
Guideline Commissioning Manager

Laura Donegani (until March 2013)
Guideline Coordinator

Anthony Gildea (March 2013 to November 2014)
Guideline Coordinator

Besma Nash (from November 2013 to April 2015)
Guideline Coordinator

James Povah (from April 2015 to June 2015)
Guideline Coordinator

Trudie Willingham (from June 2015)
Guideline Coordinator

Nichole Taske
Technical Lead

Bhash Naidoo
Technical Adviser, Health Economics

Jasdeep Hayre (until June 2014)
Technical Analyst, Health Economics

Sarah Palombella
Senior Medical Editor

4.4 Declarations of interests

The following members of the Guideline Development Group made declarations of interests. All other members of the Group stated that they had no interests to declare.

Member

Interest declared

Type of interest

Decision taken

Chizo Agwu

Chair of the Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians

Specific, non‑personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Chizo Agwu

Received an educational grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals to cover travel and accommodation to attend the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology conference

Non‑specific personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Chizo Agwu

On the committee organising the annual Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians conference in February 2015

Specific non‑personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Chizo Agwu

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Children's Health

Specific personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Chizo Agwu

Member of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology

Specific personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Chizo Agwu

Member of the British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Specific personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Chizo Agwu

Member of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes

Specific personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Chizo Agwu

On the editorial board of the journal, Diabetes Digest

Specific personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Susan Benbow

Partner is employed by WL Gore, which manufactures a variety of health‑related products including stents in the US and also produces GORE‑tex footwear

Non‑specific personal family interest

Declare and participate

Susan Benbow

Chaired a conference for the Royal College of Physicians in November 2014 on 'Diabetes in the elderly'

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Rachel Berrington

Paid by Lilly to give quarterly talks on diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Specific personal pecuniary interest

Declare and withdraw from discussions that may relate to the topic

Rachel Berrington

Involved in research for the University of Nottingham on 'Evaluation of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of ulcers of the heel in diabetes'

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Rachel Berrington

Chair of local Casting Consensus Group. The aim of the group is to standardise how casting is performed, with competencies attached

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Issak Bhojani

Presented a talk to local GPs on fasting (Ramadan) and hypoglycaemia. The educational session was sponsored by Merck and Co.

Non‑specific personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Issak Bhojani

GP surgery is being paid to take part in a randomised controlled trial 'QSAC: Oral Steroids for Acute Cough'. The trial is being funded through the National School for Primary Care Research (National Institute for Health Research)

Non‑specific, non‑personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Catherine Gooday

Manages a foot clinic currently involved in the following research trials for which the clinic is being reimbursed:

• Evaluation of lightweight fibreglass heel casts in the management of heel ulcers in diabetes. Sponsored by Nottingham University. CRN adopted trial

• Comparing sampling methods in diabetic foot infections (CODIFI). Sponsored by University Leeds. CRN adopted trial

• Assessment of the efficacy and safety of a new wound dressing in the local treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (EXPLORER). CRN adopted trial

Proposed future involvement in studies

• LeucoPatch Study. Sponsor Nottingham University

• Molnlycke Dressing Study.

• Authorship on – Putting feet first: national minimum skills framework. The national minimum skills framework for commissioning of foot care services for people with diabetes. Revised 2011

• Member of Diabetes UK – Putting Feet First Implementation Group

Non‑personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Catherine Gooday

Member of a Casting Consensus Group

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Stephen Hutchings

Co‑author of a published article:

Chapman JD, Preece S, Braunstein B, Höhne A, Nester CJ, Brueggemann P, Hutchins S (2013) Effect of rocker shoe design features on forefoot plantar pressures in people with and without diabetes. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) 28(6): 679–85

This was an output of an EU‑funded project: Special Shoe Movement (SSHOES) EC (Framework) project award, University of Salford. Principal investigator: C Nester (50%). Co‑investigators: A Williams (15%), D Howard (20%), S Hutchins (15%)

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Laurie King

Research interest in the Ektona, a 3D camera

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Fania Pagnamenta

Reimbursement for study leave and travel by URGO Medical to attend Wound UK conference in November 2012

Personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate on a co‑opted expert basis (not able to participate in making recommendations)

Fania Pagnamenta

Reimbursement by Direct Healthcare for travel and accommodation to attend a study day on pressure ulcer and measuring improvement

Personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate on a co‑opted expert basis (not able to participate in making recommendations)

Fania Pagnamenta

Fully sponsored by ArjoHuntleigh to attend the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Conference in August 2013

Personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate on a co‑opted expert basis (not able to participate in making recommendations)

Gerry Rayman

Receives reimbursement from Owen Mumford who manufacture the neuropen, a monofilament and neurotip device designed by Gerry Rayman about 10 years ago

Personal pecuniary interest

Declare and withdraw from related discussions

Gerry Rayman

Principal investigator on research conducted by his department. Research grants have been received from Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Sanofi, Abbott Diabetes Care, Medtronic Diabetes Care and Pfizer. These trials are related to insulin testing, blood glucose meter testing, glucose sensor testing and educational tools

Non‑personal pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Gerry Rayman

National Lead on the inpatient diabetes audit

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Gerry Rayman

Works as clinical adviser on the 'Putting feet first' campaign with Diabetes UK

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Gerry Rayman

Developed the Ipswich Touch Test for detecting sensory loss in the feet

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

Gerry Rayman

Developed the LDI flare technique

Personal non‑pecuniary interest

Declare and participate

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