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 three times a month except in December, when there are no meetings. The Committee membership is split into three branches, each with a chair and a vice chair. 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.

Professor Keith Abrams (2006–2007)
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Leicester

Dr Jeff Aronson (2006–2007)
Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, Radcliffe Infirmary

Dr Darren Ashcroft (2006–2007)
Senior Clinical Lecturer, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester

Professor David Barnett (Chair) (2006–2007)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester

Dr Peter Barry (2006–2007)
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Professor Stirling Bryan (2006–2007)
Director of the Health Economics Facility, University of Birmingham

Mr Brian Buckley (2006)
Vice Chairman, InContact

Professor John Cairns (2006–2007)
Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Mike Campbell (2006)
Statistician, University of Sheffield

Dr Mark Chakravarty (2006–2007)
Head of Government Affairs and NHS Policy, Procter and Gamble Pharmaceuticals (UK)

Dr Peter I Clark (2006–2007)
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHS Trust, Merseyside

Dr Mike Davies (2006)
Consultant Physician, University Department of Medicine & Metabolism, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Mr Richard Devereaux-Phillips (2006)
Public Affairs Manager, Medtronic

Professor Jack Dowie (2006–2007)
Health Economist, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Ms Lynn Field (2006–2007)
Nurse Director, Pan Birmingham Cancer Network

Professor Christopher Fowler (2006–2007)
Professor of Surgical Education, University of London

Dr Fergus Gleeson (2006–2007)
Consultant Radiologist, The Churchill Hospital, Oxford

Ms Sally Gooch (2006–2007)
Former Director of Nursing and Workforce Development, Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

Mrs Barbara Greggains (2006–2007)
Lay member

Mr Sanjay Gupta (2006–2007)
Former Service Manager in Stroke, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust

Professor Philip Home (2006–2007)
Professor of Diabetes Medicine, University of Newcastle

Dr Peter Jackson (2006)
Clinical Pharmacologist, University of Sheffield

Professor Peter Jones (2006)
Professor of Statistics and Dean, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Keele University

Dr Mike Laker (2006)
Medical Director, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr George Levvy (2006)
Lay member

Ms Rachel Lewis (2006)
Nurse Advisor to the Department of Health

Mr Terence Lewis (2006–2007)
Mental Health Consultant, National Institute for Mental Health in England

Professor Gary McVeigh (2006–2007)
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queens University, Belfast

Professor Jonathan Michaels (2006)
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield

Dr Ruairidh Milne (2006–2007)
Senior Lecturer in Health Technology Assessment, National Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment, University of Southampton

Dr Neil Milner (2006–2007)
General Medical Practitioner, Sheffield

Dr Rubin Minhas (2006–2007)
General Practitioner and CHD Clinical Lead, Medway PCT

Dr John Pounsford (2006–2007)
Consultant Physician, North Bristol NHS Trust

Dr Rosalind Ramsay (2006–2007)
Consultant Psychiatrist, Adult Mental Health Services, Maudsley Hospital

Dr Christa Roberts (2006–2007)
UK Country Manager, Abbott Vascular

Dr Stephen Saltissi (2006–2007)
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Mr Miles Scott (2006)
Chief Executive, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Mark Sculpher (2006–2007)
Professor of Health Economics, University of York

Dr Lindsay Smith (2006–2007)
General Practitioner, East Somerset Research Consortium

Mr Roderick Smith (2006–2007)
Finance Director, Adur, Arun and Worthing PCT

Mr Cliff Snelling (2006–2007)
Lay member

Dr Ken Stein (2006–2007)
Senior Lecturer in Public Health, Peninsula Medical School, University of Exeter

Professor Andrew Stevens (2006–2007)
Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham

Dr Rod Taylor (2006–2007)
Associate Professor in Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

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.

Helen Chung
Technical Lead

Elisabeth George
Technical Adviser

Reetan Patel
Project Manager