Appendix A. Appraisal Committee members and NICE project team

Appendix A. Appraisal Committee members and NICE project team

A. Appraisal Committee members

NOTE The Appraisal Committee is a standing advisory committee of the Institute. Its members are appointed for a 3-year term. A list of the Committee members who took part in the discussions for this appraisal appears below. The Appraisal Committee meets regularly and membership is split into two branches, with the chair, vice-chair and a number of other members attending meetings of both branches. Each branch considers its own list of technologies, and ongoing topics are not moved between the branches.

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 appraisal.

The minutes of each Appraisal Committee meeting, which include the names of the members who attended and their declarations of interests, are posted on the NICE website.

Dr Darren Ashcroft
Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester

Professor David Barnett
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester

Dr Peter Barry
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Mr Brian Buckley
Vice Chairman, InContact

Professor John Cairns
Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Mike Campbell
Statistician, University of Sheffield

Professor David Chadwick
Professor of Neurology, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Dr Mark Chakravarty
Head of Government Affairs and NHS Policy, Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals (UK) Ltd

Dr Peter I Clark
Honorary Chairman, Association of Cancer Physicians

Dr Mike Davies
Consultant Physician, University Department of Medicine & Metabolism, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Mr Richard Devereaux-Phillips
Public Affairs Manager, Medtronic Ltd

Professor Jack Dowie
Health Economist, London School of Hygiene

Dr Fergus Gleeson
Consultant Radiologist, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Ms Sally Gooch
Former Director of Nursing & Workforce Development, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Mr Sanjay Gupta
Stroke Services Manager, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Trust

Professor Philip Home
Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Peter Jackson
Clinical Pharmacologist, University of Sheffield

Professor Peter Jones
Professor of Statistics & Dean Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University

Dr Mike Laker
Medical Director, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr George Levvy
Lay representative

Ms Rachel Lewis
Nurse Advisor to the Department of Health

Mr Terence Lewis
Mental Health Consultant, National Institute for Mental Health in England

Professor Jonathan Michaels
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield

Dr Neil Milner
General Medical Practitioner, Sheffield

Dr Ruairidh Milne
Senior Lecturer in Health Technology Assessment, National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology

Dr Rubin Minhas
General Practitioner, Primary Care Cardiovascular Society

Mr Miles Scott
Chief Executive, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Lindsay Smith
General Practitioner, East Somerset Research Consortium

Dr Ken Stein
Senior Lecturer, Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), University of Exeter

Professor Andrew Stevens (Chair)
Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham

B. NICE project team

Each appraisal of a technology is assigned to a Health Technology Analyst and a Technology Appraisal Project Manager within the Institute.

Meindert Boysen
Technical Lead, NICE project team

Cathryn Fuller
Project Manager, NICE project team