Appendix A: Membership of the Programme Development Group, the NICE project team and external contractors

Appendix A: Membership of the Programme Development Group, the NICE project team and external contractors

The Programme Development Group

PDG membership is multidisciplinary. It comprises researchers, practitioners, stakeholder representatives and members of the public as follows:

Ms Kathy Bairstow Senior Advice and Information Officer, Epilepsy Action

Dr Clare Bambra Lecturer in Public Health Policy, University of Durham

Honorary Professor David Croisdale-Appleby (Chair) Professor, Wolfson Research Institute and the School of Medicine and Health, University of Durham

Professor Mark Gabbay Professor, General Practice University of Liverpool and part-time General Practitioner, Liverpool

Ms Linda Hughes FreelanceConsultant and Volunteer, Tomorrow's People

Mr Bob Johnson National Official, National Association Schoolmasters Union Women Teachers

Professor Sayeed Khan Chief Medical Adviser, EEF, the Manufacturers' Organisation

Ms Gillian McCarthy Area Director, Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, North West England

Ms Helen Macdonald Freelance Consultant Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist and Chartered Health Psychologist, Independent Practice

Professor Ceri Phillips Professor, Health Economics Swansea University

Dr Richard Preece Freelance Consultant, Occupational Medicine

Dr Peter Riach Labour Economist, Prison Service Pay Review Body and Research Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Labour at the University of Bonn

Ms Vanessa Roberts Employment Projects Manager, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ms Claire Saunders Strategic Health and Safety Adviser, Essex County Council

Dr Sian Williams Consultant in Occupational Medicine, Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust and Director of the Occupational Health Clinical Effectiveness Unit, Royal College of Physicians

Expert co-optees to the PDG:

Mr Robert Campbell Disability Management Consultant (retired)

Ms Maureen Edwards Senior User/Human Resources Director, NHS Electronic Staff Record

Dr Fiona Ford Senior Lecturer in General Practice, University of Central Lancashire

Mrs Louise Knox Chief Executive, Pentreath (mental health charity), Cornwall

Dr Jacquie Halliday-Bell Medical Inspector of Health and Safety, Health and Safety Executive

NICE project team

Mike Kell
CPHE Director

Jane Huntley
Associate Director

Lorraine Taylor
Lead Analyst

Alastair Fischer
Technical Adviser (Health Economics)

Linda Sheppard
Analyst

Nichole Taske
Analyst

Karen Peploe
Analyst

Caroline Mulvihill
Analyst

External contractors

NICE commissioned a mapping review, three evidence reviews, an economic analysis and a further report, following the consultation.

External reviewers: mapping and evidence reviews

  • Mapping review: 'Guidance for primary care services and employers on the management of long-term sickness and incapacity: mapping review'. This review was carried out by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and Sheffield University's Institute of Work Psychology (IWP) and School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). The principal authors were: Sue Hayday, Jo Rick, Chris Carroll and Nick Jagger.

  • Review 1: 'Review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions, strategies, programmes and policies to reduce the number of employees who move from short-term to long-term sickness absence and to help employees on long-term sickness absence return to work'. This review was carried out by IES and Sheffield University's IWP and ScHARR. The principal authors were: Jim Hillage, Jo Rick, Hazel Pilgrim, Nick Jagger, Chris Carroll and Andrew Booth.

  • Review 2: 'Review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions, strategies, programmes and policies to reduce the number of employees who take long-term sickness absence on a recurring basis'. This review was carried out by IES and Sheffield University's IWP and ScHARR. The principal authors were: Jo Rick, Chris Carroll, Jim Hillage, Hazel Pilgrim and Nick Jagger.

  • Review 3: 'Review of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions, strategies, programmes and policies to help recipients of incapacity benefits return to employment (paid and unpaid)'. This review was carried out by IES and Sheffield University's IWP and ScHARR. The principal authors were: Sue Hayday, Jo Rick, Chris Carroll, Nick Jagger and Jim Hillage.

  • Consultation report: 'Responses to the evidence consultation on long-term sickness absence and incapacity'. This report was carried out by IES and Sheffield University's IWP and ScHARR. The principal authors were: Jim Hillage, Jo Rick and Hazel Pilgrim.

External reviewers: expert papers

  • Expert paper 1: 'Expert patients' programme' produced by Ann Rogers, National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, Primary Care Research Group, School of Community-based Medicine, University of Manchester.

  • Expert paper 2: 'Condition management' produced by Fiona Ford, School of Public Health and Clinical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire.

  • Expert paper 3: 'Discrimination in the labour market' produced by Peter Riach, Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA), University of Bonn.

  • Expert paper 4: 'Regional employability programmes' produced by Vanessa Roberts, Directorate of Human Resources, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Expert paper 5: 'Evaluation of Camden GP surgery pilot' produced by Roy MacGregor, James Wigg Practice, Tomorrows People Partnership.

External reviewers: economic analysis

The economic analysis 'Modelling the cost effectiveness of interventions, strategies, programmes and policies to reduce the number of employees on sickness absence' was carried out by ScHARR (with support from IWP and IES). The principal authors were: Hazel Pilgrim, Chris Carroll, Jo Rick, Nick Jagger and Jim Hillage.

Fieldwork

The fieldwork 'Testing NICE draft guidance: managing long-term sickness absence and incapacity to work' was carried out by Inclusion.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)