Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members, guideline representatives 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
Senior Lecturer, University of Teesside
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Sheffield
Professor of Neurology, University of Liverpool
Senior Researcher, North Yorkshire Alliance Research and Development Unit
Consultant Physician, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Public Affairs Manager, Medtronic
Lord Trent Professor of Medicines and Health, University of Nottingham
Senior Research Fellow in Pharmacoeconomics, Centre for the Economics of Health and Policy in Health, University of Wales
Clinical Lecturer in Primary Care Medicine, Alyth Health Centre
Clinical Pharmacologist, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Professor of Statistics and Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Enterprise, Keele University
Practice Development Facilitator, Manchester Primary Care Trust
Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry, North Manchester General Hospital
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
Head of Outcomes Research, Janssen-Cilag
GP and Consultant in Medicines Management, NHS Lothian
Chief Executive, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Chair of Appraisal Committee C
GP and Associate Professor, University of Birmingham
Consultant Urologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
The following individual, representing the Guideline Development Group responsible for developing the Institute's clinical guideline related to this topic, was invited to attend the ACD meeting to observe and to contribute as an adviser to the Committee.
Sue Latchem, Guidelines Commissioning Manager, NICE
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.