Appendix A: Appraisal Committee members 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 4 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 Jane Adam (Chair)
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, St George's Hospital

Professor Iain Squire (Vice Chair)
Consultant Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester

Professor A E Ades
Professor of Public Health Science, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol

Professor Thanos Athanasiou (from September 2012)
Professor of Cardiovascular Sciences & Cardiac Surgery and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Imperial College London and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Jeremy Braybrooke
Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Gerardine Bryant (from September 2012)
General Practitioner, Heartwood Medical Centre, Derbyshire

Dr Fiona Duncan
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Anaesthetic Department, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool

Mr Andrew England (from September 2012)
Lecturer in Medical Imaging, NIHR Fellow, University of Liverpool

Mrs Eleanor Grey
Lay Member

Mr Adrian Griffin
Vice President, HTA & International Policy, Johnson & Johnson

Professor Jonathan Grigg
Professor of Paediatric Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University London

Dr Brian Hawkins (from September 2012)
Chief Pharmacist, Cwm Taf Health Board, South Wales

Dr Peter Heywood
Consultant Neurologist, Frenchay Hospital

Dr Sharon Saint Lamont
Head of Quality and Innovation, North East Strategic Health Authority

Dr Ian Lewin
Consultant Endocrinologist, North Devon District Hospital

Dr Louise Longworth
Reader in Health Economics, HERG, Brunel University

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

Professor John McMurray
Professor of Medical Cardiology, University of Glasgow

Dr Alec Miners
Lecturer in Health Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Mohit Misra (from September 2012)
General Practitioner, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, London

Ms Sarah Parry (from September 2012)
CNS Paediatric Pain Management, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Ms Pamela Rees
Lay Member

Dr Ann Richardson
Lay Member

Dr Paul Robinson
Medical Director, Merck Sharp & Dohme

Ms Ellen Rule (from September 2012)
Programme Director, NHS Bristol

Mr Stephen Sharp
Senior Statistician, MRC Epidemiology Unit

Dr Peter Sims (from September 2012)
General Practitioner, Devon

Mr Cliff Snelling
Lay Member

Dr Eldon Spackman
Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Mr Mike Spencer
Assistant Director Patient Experience, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Mrs Amelia Stecher
Associate Director of Individual Funding Requests and Clinical Effectiveness, NHS Kent and Medway

Mr David Thomson
Lay Member

Mr William Turner
Consultant Urologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Dr Luke Twelves (until April 2012)
General Practitioner, Ramsey Health Centre, Cambridgeshire

Dr John Watkins
Clinical Senior Lecturer / Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Cardiff University and National Public Health Service Wales

Dr Anthony S Wierzbicki (until September 2012)
Consultant in Metabolic Medicine / Chemical Pathology, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Olivia Wu (from September 2012)
Reader in Health Economics, University of Glasgow

B 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.

Richard Diaz
Technical Lead

Fiona Rinaldi (until August 2012)
Technical Adviser

Raisa Sidhu (from August 2012)
Technical Adviser

Bijal Joshi
Project Manager

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