Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members, guideline representatives and NICE project team

A Appraisal Committee members

The Appraisal Committees are standing advisory committees of NICE. 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. There are four Appraisal Committees, each with a chair and vice chair. Each Appraisal Committee meets once a month, except in December when there are no meetings. 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.

Professor Darren Ashcroft
Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester

Dr Brian Buckley
Lay member

Professor Usha Chakravarthy
Professor of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, The Queen's University of Belfast

Professor Peter Clark (Chair)
Consultant Medical Oncologist, Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology

Dr Ian Davidson
Lecturer in Rehabilitation, The University of Manchester

Professor Simon Dixon
Senior Lecturer in Health Economics, University of Sheffield

Dr Alexander Dyker
Consultant Physician, Wolfson Unit of Clinical Pharmacology

Gillian Ells
Prescribing Advisor, NHS Sussex Downs and Weald

Dr Jon Fear
Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Head of Healthcare Effectiveness NHS Leeds

Paula Ghaneh
Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant, University of Liverpool

Niru Goenka
Consultant Physician, Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust

Susan Griffin
Research Fellow, University of York

Professor Carol Haigh
Professor in Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University

Alison Hawdale
Lay member

Professor John Hutton
Professor of Health Economics, University of York

Professor Peter Jones
Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Enterprise, Keele University
Professor of Statistics, Keele University

Dr Steven Julious
Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics, University of Sheffield

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

Rachel Lewis
Doctoral Researcher

Dr Anne McCune
Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Jonathan Michaels (Vice Chair)
Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield

Dr Neil Milner
General Medical Practitioner, Tramways Medical Centre

Professor Femi Oyebode
Professor of Psychiatry & Consultant Psychiatrist, The National Centre for Mental Health

Dr John Radford
Director of Public Health, Rotherham Primary Care Trust

Dr Phillip Rutledge
GP and Consultant in Medicines Management, NHS Lothian

Dr Stephen Saltissi
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital

Dr Brian Shine
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, John Radcliffe Hospital

Paddy Storrie
Lay member

Charles Waddicor
Chief Executive, NHS Berkshire

Dr Lok Yap
Consultant in Acute Medicine & Clinical Pharmacology, Whittington Hospitals NHS Trust

B Guideline representatives

The following individuals, representing the Guideline Development Group responsible for developing NICE's clinical guideline related to this topic, were invited to attend the meeting to observe and to contribute as advisers to the Committee.

  • Tim Kendall, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

C 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.

Jennifer Priaulx
Technical Lead

Eleanor Donegan and Rebecca Trowman
Technical Advisers

Kate Moore
Project Manager

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