Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members and NICE project team

A 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 A E Ades
Professor of Public Health Science, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol

Dr Amanda Adler
Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals Trust

Ms Anne Allison
Nurse Clinical Adviser, Healthcare Commission

Dr Tom Aslan
General Practitioner, The Hampstead Group Practice, London

Professor David Barnett (Chair)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dr Matt Bradley
Head of HTA and Business Environment, Sanofi-Aventis

Mrs Elizabeth Brain
Lay Member

Mr David Chandler
Lay Member

Dr Karl Claxton
Professor of Health Economics, Department of Economics & Related Research, the University of York

Dr Simon Dixon
Reader in Health Economics, University of Sheffield

Mrs Fiona Duncan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anaesthetic Department, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool

Dr Paul Ewings
Statistician, Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust, Taunton

Mr John Goulston
Chief Executive, Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

Ms Eleanor Grey
Lay Member

Dr Richard Harling
Director of Public Health, Worcestershire PCT and Worcestershire County Council

Professor Philip Home (Vice Chair)
Professor of Diabetes Medicine, Newcastle University

Dr Vincent Kirkbride
Consultant Neonatologist, Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sheffield

Dr Simon Maxwell
Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology and Honorary Consultant Physician, Queens Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh

Dr Alec Miners
Lecturer in Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Rubin Minhas
General Practitioner

Dr Ann Richardson
Lay Member

Mrs Angela Schofield
Chairman, Bournemouth and Poole Teaching PCT

Mr Mike Spencer
General Manager, Facilities and Clinical Support Services, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust

Mr Cliff Snelling
Lay Member

Dr Simon Thomas
Consultant Physician and Reader in Therapeutics, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University

Mr David Thomson
Lay Member

Mr William Turner
Consultant Urologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Dr Norman Vetter
Reader, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Cardiff

B 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.

Georgios Vamvakas
Technical Lead

Janet Robertson
Technical Adviser

Eloise Saile
Project Manager

Bijal Chandarana
Project Manager from September 2008