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 Public Health Science, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol
Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust
General Practitioner, Stockwell, London
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester
Health Economist, University of York
Reader in Health Economics, University of Sheffield
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anaesthetic Department, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
Director of Finance, Barts and the London NHS Trust
Health Outcomes Manager, Johnson & Johnson Medical
Professor of Diabetes Medicine, Newcastle University
Consultant Neonatologist, Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sheffield
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician, Queens Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh
Lecturer in Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Chairman, Bournemouth and Poole Teaching PCT
General Manager, Facilities and Clinical Support Services, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust
Consultant Physician and Reader in Therapeutics, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.
Reader, Department of Epidemiology, Statistics and Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Wales, Cardiff