Appendix A. Appraisal Committee members and NICE project team

A. Appraisal Committee members

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 twice a month except in December, when there are no meetings. The Committee membership is split into three branches, with the chair, vice-chair and a number of other members attending meetings of all 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 (Chair)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester

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

Mr Brian Buckley
Lay Member

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, Liverpool

Dr Mark Chakravarty
Industry Member

Dr Peter I Clark
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, Merseyside

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

Mr Richard Devereaux-Phillips
Industry Member

Professor Jack Dowie
Health Economist, London School of Hygiene

Dr Fergus Gleeson
Consultant Radiologist, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Ms Sally Gooch
Independent Healthcare Consultant

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 and Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University

Dr Mike Laker
Medical Director, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr George Levvy
Chief Executive, Motor Neurone Disease Association, Northampton

Ms Rachel Lewis
Nurse Advisor to the Department of Health

Mr Terence Lewis
Lay Member

Professor Jonathan Michaels
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield

Dr Neil Milner
General Practitioner, Sheffield

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

Dr Rubin Minhas
General Practitioner and CHD Clinical Lead, Medway PCT

Dr Rosalind Ramsay
Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult Mental Health Services, Maudsley Hospital

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

Dr Lindsay Smith
General Practitioner, East Somerset Research Consortium

Mr Roderick Smith
Director of Finance, Adur, Arun and Worthing PCT

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

Professor Andrew Stevens
Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham

The following individuals representing the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, which is responsible for developing the Institute's clinical guidelines on detoxification and psychosocial interventions for drugs misuse, were invited to attend the ACD and FAD meetings as observers and to contribute as advisers to the Committee.

  • Dr Clare Gerada, Royal College of General Practitioners, Chair of the Guideline Development Group on drug misuse (detoxification).

  • Professor John Strang, Professor of Psychiatry of Addictions, National Addiction Centre (Institute), Chair of the Guideline Development Group on drug misuse (psychosocial management).

  • Mr Steve Pilling, Director, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.

B. NICE Project Team

Each technology appraisal is assigned to a team consisting of one or more health technology analysts (who act as technical leads for the appraisal), a technical adviser and a project manager.

Joanna Richardson
Technical Lead

Louise Longworth
Technical Adviser

Emily Marschke
Project Manager