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. 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.
Dr Amanda Adler (Chair) Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital
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
Mr Mark Chapman Health Economics and Market Access Manager, Medtronic UK
Professor Fergus Gleeson Consultant Radiologist, Churchill Hospital, Oxford
Mrs Eleanor Grey Lay member
Dr Neil Iosson General Practitioner
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 General Practitioner and Clinical Director, BMJ Evidence Centre
Dr Peter Norrie Principal Lecturer in Nursing, DeMontfort University
Dr Sanjeev Patel Consultant Physician & Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, St Helier University Hospital
Dr John Pounsford Consultant Physician, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol
Dr Casey Quinn Lecturer in Health Economics, Division of Primary Care, University of Nottingham
Dr John Rodriguez Assistant Director of Public Health, NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent
Mr Navin Sewak Primary Care Pharmacist, NHS Hammersmith and Fulham
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
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.
Raisa Sidhu Technical Lead
Joanna Richardson Technical Adviser
Jeremy Powell Project Manager