Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members and NICE project team
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 of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester
Director of Public Health, Derbyshire County PCT
Senior Lecturer, University of Teeside
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology
Senior Researcher, North Yorkshire Alliance R & D Unit
Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Reader in Pharmacoeconomics, Centre for the Economics of Health and Policy in Health, Bangor University
Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care Medicine, Alyth Health Centre
Clinical Pharmacologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Enterprise, Keele University
Practice Development Facilitator, Manchester PCT
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield
Deputy Medical Director, North East Strategic Health Authority
Consultant Neonatal Paediatrician, St Mary's Hospital, Manchester
Consultant Radiologist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Health Economics Research Fellow, University of Manchester
GP and Consultant in Medicines Management, NHS Lothian
Chief Executive, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Consultant in Public Health Medicine, North West Specialised Services Commissioning Team
Chair of Appraisal Committee C
Consultant Urologist, Addenbrookes Hospital
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.