7 Appraisal committee members and NICE project team

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 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
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Leicester

Dr Jeff Aronson
Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

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

Professor Stirling Bryan
Director of the Health Economics Facility, University of Birmingham

Mr Brian Buckley
Vice Chairman, InContact

Professor John Cairns
Public Health and Policy,London 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 and Tropical Medicine

Lynn Field
Nurse Director, Pan Birmingham Cancer Network

Professor Christopher Fowler
Professor of Surgical Education, University of London

Dr Fergus Gleeson
Consultant Radiologist, Churchill Hospital, Oxford

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

Mrs Barbara Greggains
Lay Member

Mr Sanjay Gupta
FormerStroke Services Manager, Basildon and Thurrock Universities 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 Member

Ms Rachel Lewis
Nurse Adviser 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

Professor Gary McVeigh
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queen's University, Belfast

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

Dr Neil Milner
General Medical Practitioner, Tramways Medical Centre, Sheffield

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

Dr John Pounsford
Consultant Physician, North Bristol NHS Trust

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

Dr Stephen Saltissi
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Dr Lindsay Smith
General Practitioner, East Somerset Research Consortium

Mr Cliff Snelling
Lay Member

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

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

Professor Andrew Stevens
Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham

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.

Ebenezer Tetteh
Technical Lead

Janet Robertson
Technical Adviser

Reetan Patel
Project Manager