Appendix A: Membership of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC), the NICE project team and external contractors

Appendix A: Membership of the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC), the NICE project team and external contractors

Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC)

NICE has set up a standing committee, the Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee (PHIAC), which reviews the evidence and develops recommendations on public health interventions. Membership of PHIAC is multidisciplinary, comprising public health practitioners, clinicians (both specialists and generalists), local authority employees, representatives of the public, patients and/or carers, academics and technical experts as follows.

Professor Sue Atkinson CBE Independent Consultant and Visiting Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London

Mr John F Barker Children's and Adults' Services Senior Associate, North West Midlands Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership

Professor Michael Bury Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of London. Honorary Professor of Sociology, University of Kent

Professor Simon Capewell Chair of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Liverpool

Professor K K Cheng Professor of Epidemiology, University of Birmingham

Ms Jo Cooke Director, Trent Research and Development Support Unit, School for Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield

Dr Richard Cookson Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York

Mr Philip Cutler Forums Support Manager, Bradford Alliance on Community Care

Professor Brian Ferguson Director, Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Observatory

Professor Ruth Hall Regional Director, Health Protection Agency, South West

Ms Amanda Hoey Director, Consumer Health Consulting Limited

Mr Alasdair J Hogarth Head Teacher, Archbishops School, Canterbury

Mr Andrew Hopkin Assistant Director, Local Environment, Derby City Council

Dr Ann Hoskins Deputy Regional Director of Public Health/Medical Director, NHS North West

Ms Muriel James Secretary, Northampton Healthy Communities Collaborative and the King Edward Road Surgery Patient Participation Group

Dr Matt Kearney General Practitioner, Castlefields, Runcorn. GP Public Health Practitioner, Knowsley PCT

Ms Valerie King Designated Nurse for Looked After Children, Northampton PCT, Daventry and South Northants PCT and Northampton General Hospital. Public Health Skills Development Nurse, Northampton PCT

CHAIR Professor Catherine Law Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology, UCL Institute of Child Health

Ms Sharon McAteer Public Health Development Manager, Halton and St Helens PCT

Mr David McDaid Research Fellow, Department of Health and Social Care, London School of Economics and Political Science

Professor Klim McPherson Visiting Professor of Public Health Epidemiology, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford

Professor Susan Michie Professor of Health Psychology, BPS Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness, University College London

Dr Mike Owen General Practitioner, William Budd Health Centre, Bristol

Ms Jane Putsey Lay Representative. Tutor and Registered Breastfeeding Supporter, The Breastfeeding Network

Dr Mike Rayner Director, British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, Department of Public Health, University of Oxford

Mr Dale Robinson Chief Environmental Health Officer, South Cambridgeshire District Council

Ms Joyce Rothschild Children's Services Improvement Adviser, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Dr Tracey Sach Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, University of East Anglia

Professor Mark Sculpher Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Health Economics (CHE), University of York

Dr David Sloan Retired Director of Public Health

Dr Dagmar Zeuner Joint Director of Public Health, Hammersmith and Fulham PCT

NICE project team

Mike Kelly
CPHE Director

Antony Morgan
Associate Director

Lesley Owen
Lead Analyst

James Jagroo
Analyst

Dylan Jones
Analyst

Catherine Swann
Analyst

Alastair Fischer
Technical Adviser (Health Economics)

External contractors

External reviewers: reviews of effectiveness

Review 1: 'The effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions to reduce the rates of premature death in disadvantaged areas through proactive case finding, retention and access to services' was carried out by the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath. The principal authors were: Linda Bauld, Lucy Hackshaw, Ann McNeill, Rachael Murray.

Review 2: 'The use of statins: proactive case finding, retention and improving access to services in disadvantaged areas' was carried out by the College of Medicine, University of Wales. The principal authors were: Hilary Kitcher, Mala Mann, Fiona Morgan, Helen Morgan, Lesley Sander, Ruth Turley, Alison Weightman.

External reviewers: mapping review

Mapping review: 'Guidance for the NHS and other sectors on interventions that reduce the rates of premature death in disadvantaged areas: proactive case finding and retention and improving access to services' was carried out by the School for Health, Durham University. The principal authors were: Jean Brown, David J Hunter, Helen Jennings-Peel, Linda Marks.

External reviewer: economic appraisal

Economic appraisal: 'Rapid review of economic evidence of interventions to reduce the rate of premature death in the most disadvantaged populations'; 'Economic analysis of interventions to improve the use of statins interventions in the general population'; 'Economic analysis of interventions to improve the use of statins in disadvantaged populations'; 'Economic analysis of interventions to improve the use of smoking cessation interventions in the general population'; 'Economic analysis of interventions to improve the use of smoking cessation interventions in disadvantaged populations'; 'Supplementary economic analysis on interventions to reduce health inequalities'. The economic appraisal was carried out by Matrix Consulting.

Fieldwork

Fieldwork report: 'Reducing the rate of premature deaths from CVD and other smoking-related diseases: finding and supporting those most at risk and improving access to services' was carried out by Dr Foster Intelligence.