Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members, guideline representative 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 the 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, London

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

Mrs Eleanor Grey
Lay member

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

Dr Neil Iosson
GP, Brighton and Chichester

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 at the University of Southampton

Dr Rubin Minhas
GP, Medway, Kent; Clinical Director, BMJ Evidence Centre

Dr Peter Norrie
Principal Lecturer in Nursing, DeMontfort University

Professor Stephen Palmer
Professor of Health Economics, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Dr Sanjeev Patel
Consultant Physician & Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, St Helier University Hospital, Surrey

Dr John Pounsford
Consultant Physician, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Dr Casey Quinn
Lecturer in Health Economics, Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham

Mr Alun Roebuck
Consultant Nurse in Critical and Acute Care, United Lincolnshire NHS Trust

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

Mr Navin Sewak
Primary Care Pharmacist, NHS Hammersmith and Fulham, London

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
Professor in Health Services Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth

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

B Guideline representative

The following individual, representing the Guideline Development Group responsible for developing NICE's clinical guideline related to this topic, was invited to attend the meeting to observe and to contribute as an adviser to the Committee:

  • Professor Jonathan Michaels, Professor of Vascular Surgery, University of Sheffield

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.

Panagiota Vrouchou
Technical Lead

Nicola Hay
Technical Adviser

Jeremy Powell
Project Manager

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)