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 NHS Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and Centre for Health Economics, University of York.

Baba -Akbari A, Burch J, Epstein D et al. Stapled haemorrhoidectomy (haemorrhoidopexy) for the treatment of haemorrhoids, February 2007.

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) Manufacturers/sponsors:

  • Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd

  • Tyco Healthcare UK Ltd

II) Professional/specialist, patient/carer and other groups:

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Association of Perioperative Practice

  • Royal College of Nursing

  • Continence Foundation

  • Department of Health

  • South Leeds PCT

  • Welsh Assembly Government

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

  • Department of Health,┬áSocial Services and Public Safety for Northern Ireland

  • NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

  • National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment

  • Centre for Reviews and Dissemination and Centre for Health Economics, University

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 Stapled haemorrhoidopexy for the treatment of haemorrhoids by attending the initial Committee discussion and/or providing written evidence to the Committee. They were also invited to comment on the ACD.

  • Mr Michael Parker, Consultant Surgeon, Darent Valley Hospital. Nominated as a clinical expert by the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Dr Judith Wardle, Director, Continence Foundation. Nominated as patient expert by the Continence Foundation.