Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members, and NICE project team
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.
Dr Kathryn Abel Reader and Consultant Psychiatrist/Director of Centre for Women's Mental Health, University of Manchester
Dr Daniele Bryden Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
David Chandler Lay member
Dr Mary Cooke Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester
Richard Devereaux-Phillips Director, Public Policy and Advocacy NW Europe, BD, Oxford
Professor Rachel A Elliott Lord Trent Professor of Medicines and Health, University of Nottingham
Dr Alan Haycox Reader in Health Economics, University of Liverpool Management School
Professor Cathy Jackson Professor of Primary Care Medicine, University of St Andrews
Professor Gary McVeigh Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queens University Belfast and Consultant Physician, Belfast City Hospital
Dr Eugene Milne Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, North East Strategic Health Authority, Newcastle upon Tyne
Ruth Oliver-Williams Head of Nursing/Quality Improvement Lead Surgical Services, Royal Derby Hospital
Professor Katherine Payne Professor of Health Economics, University of Manchester
Dr Danielle Preedy Lay member
Ellen Rule Programme Director, NHS Bristol
Dr Peter Selby Consultant Physician, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Surinder Sethi Consultant in Public Health Medicine, North West Specialised Services Commissioning Team, Warrington
Professor Andrew Stevens Chair of Appraisal Committee C, Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham
Professor Paul Trueman Professor of Health Economics, Brunel University, London
Dr Judith Wardle Lay member
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.
Dr Helen Starkie Technical Lead
Joanne Holden Technical Adviser
Lori Farrar Project Manager