Appendix A: 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. The appraisal committee meets 3 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.

The following is a list of the committee members who took part in the discussions for this appraisal.

Professor David Barnett
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester

Professor Mike Campbell
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Sheffield

Dr Carol Campbell
Senior Lecturer, University of Teesside

Professor David Chadwick
Professor of Neurology, University of Liverpool

Ms Jude Cohen
Special Projects Consultant, UK Council for Psychotherapy

Dr Mike Davies
Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Dr Rachel A Elliott
Lord Trent Professor of Medicines and Health, the University of Nottingham

Mrs Eleanor Grey
Lay member

Professor Peter Jones
Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Enterprise, Keele University

Professor Jonathan Michaels
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield

Dr Eugene Milne
Deputy Medical Director, North East Strategic Health Authority

Dr Simon Mitchell
Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester

Dr Richard Alexander Nakielny
Consultant Radiologist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Dr Katherine Payne
Health Economics Research Fellow, The University of Manchester

Dr Philip Rutledge
GP and Consultant in Medicines Management, NHS Lothian

Professor Andrew Stevens
Chair of Appraisal Committee C and Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham

Dr Cathryn Thomas
Senior Lecturer, Department of Primary Care & General Practice, University of Birmingham

Mr William Turner
Consultant Urologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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.

Elangovan Gajraj
Technical Lead

Elisabeth George
Technical Adviser

Chris Feinmann
Project Manager

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