Appendix B. Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

Appendix B. Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

A. The assessment report for this appraisal was prepared by Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group (Health Services Research Unit, and Health Economics Research Unit, Institute of Applied Health Sciences, University of Aberdeen).

I) Murray A, Lourenco T, de Verteuil R et al. Systematic review of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer, November, 2005.

B. The following organisations accepted the invitation to participate in this appraisal. They were invited to make submissions and comment on the draft scope, assessment report and the Appraisal Consultation Document (ACD). Consultee organisations are provided with the opportunity to appeal against the Final Appraisal Determination.

I) Manufacturer/sponsors:

  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery

  • Karl Storz Endoscopy (UK)

  • KeyMed (Medical & Industrial Equipment) Limited

  • Medical Innovations (Service Centre)

II) Professional/specialist and patient/carer group:

  • Association for Perioperative Practice (formerly National Association of Theatre Nurses)

  • Association of Cancer Physicians

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Association of Operating Department Practitioners

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Beating Bowel Cancer

  • British Association of Surgical Oncology

  • Cancer Research UK

  • CancerBACUP

  • Department of Health

  • Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign

  • Royal College

  • Royal of Physicians' Medical Oncology Joint Special Committee

  • Royal of Surgeons

  • Teenage Cancer Trust

  • Welsh Assembly Government

  • Welsh Cancer Networks

III) Commentator organisations (without the right of appeal):

  • Aberdeen Health Technology Assessment Group

  • EUCOMED

  • MRC Clinical Trials Unit

  • National Coordinating Centre for Health and Technology Assessment

  • NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency

  • NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

C. The following individuals were selected from clinical expert and patient advocate nominations from the professional/specialist and patient/carer groups. They participated in the Appraisal Committee discussions and provided evidence to inform the Appraisal Committee's deliberations. They gave their expert personal view on laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer by attending the initial Committee discussion and/or providing written evidence to the Committee. They were also invited to comment on the ACD.

  • Mr Mark Gudgeon, Consultant Surgeon, Frimley Park Hospital Foundation Trust – clinical expert nominated by the Association of Coloproctology for Great Britain and Ireland.

  • Mr David Howe – patient expert nominated by Cancer Voices.

  • Professor Timothy Rockall, Professor of Surgery, Royal Surrey County Hospital – clinical expert nominated by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI).