7 Appraisal Committee members and NICE project team

Appraisal Committee members

The Appraisal Committee is one of NICE's standing advisory committees. 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. There are four Appraisal Committees, each with a chair and vice chair. Each Committee considers its own list of technologies, and ongoing topics are not moved between Committees.

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.

Dr Amanda Adler (Chair)
Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Professor Keith Abrams
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Leicester

Dr Ray Armstrong
Consultant Rheumatologist, Southampton General Hospital

Dr Jeff Aronson
Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, University Department of Primary Health Care, University of Oxford

Dr Peter Barry
Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care, Leicester Royal Infirmary

Dr Michael Boscoe
Consultant Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Professor John Cairns
Professor of Health Economics, Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Mark Chakravarty
External Relations Director – Pharmaceuticals & Personal Health, Oral Care Europe

Ms Sally Gooch
Independent Nursing and Healthcare Consultant

Mrs Eleanor Grey
Lay member

Mr Sanjay Gupta
YPD Service Case Manager, Southwark Health and Social Care, Southwark Primary Care Trust

Dr Neil Iosson
General Practitioner, West Sussex

Mr Terence Lewis
Lay member

Dr Ruairidh Milne
Director of Strategy and Development, and Director for Public Health Research at the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, University of Southampton

Dr Rubin Minhas
General Practitioner, Kent; Clinical Director, BMJ Evidence Centre

Mr Stephen Palmer
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Dr Sanjeev Patel
Consultant Physician and Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, St Helier University Hospital and St George's University of London

Mr Philip Pugh
Strategic Development Lead for Healthcare Associated Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, Health Protection Agency, London

Dr Florian Alexander Ruths
Consultant Psychiatrist and Cognitive Therapist, Maudsley Hospital, London

Mr Navin Sewak
Primary Care Pharmacist, NHS Trust – Hammersmith and Fulham

Dr Lindsay Smith
General Practitioner, East Somerset Research Consortium

Mr Roderick Smith
Finance Director, West Kent Primary Care Trust

Mr Cliff Snelling
Lay member

Professor Ken Stein (Vice Chair)
Professor of Public Health, Peninsula Technology Assessment Group (PenTAG), University of Exeter

Professor Andrew Stevens
Professor of Public Health, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham

Dr Rod Taylor
Associate Professor in Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth

Ms Nathalie Verin
Health Economics Manager, Boston Scientific UK and Ireland

Dr Colin Watts
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

Mr Tom Wilson
Director of Contracting and Performance, NHS Tameside and Glossop

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.

Fay McCracken and Panagiota Vrouchou
Technical Leads

Nicola Hay
Technical Adviser

Jeremy Powell
Project Manager

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