7 Appraisal Committee members, guideline representatives and NICE project team

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.

Professor Gary McVeigh (Chair)
Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Queen's University Belfast and Consultant Physician, Belfast City Hospital

Dr Lindsay Smith (Vice Chair)
General Practitioner, West Coker Surgery, Somerset

Dr Andrew Black
General Practitioner, Mortimer Medical Practice, Herefordshire

Professor David Bowen
Consultant Haematologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Matthew Bradley
Therapy Area Leader, Value Evidence and Outcomes (Global), GlaxoSmithKline

Miss Tracey Cole
Lay Member

Professor Peter Crome
Honorary Professor, Department of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL

Professor Simon Dixon
Professor of Health Economics, University of Sheffield

Mrs Susan Dutton
Senior Medical Statistician, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit

Dr Alexander Dyker
Consultant Physician, Wolfson Unit of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Newcastle

Mr Christopher Earl
Surgical Care Practitioner, Wessex Neurological Centre at Southampton University Hospital

Mrs Gillian Ells
Prescribing Advisor – Commissioning, NHS Hastings and Rother and NHS East Sussex Downs and Weald

Professor Paula Ghaneh
Professor and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, University of Liverpool

Professor Carol Haigh
Professor in Nursing, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Alan Haycox
Reader in Health Economics, University of Liverpool

Professor John Henderson
Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, University of Bristol and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Dr Paul Hepple
General Practitioner, Muirhouse Medical Group

Professor Steven Julious
Professor of Medical Statistics, University of Sheffield

Dr Tim Kinnaird
Lead Interventional Cardiologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Ms Emily Lam
Lay member

Dr Paul Miller
Director, Payer Evidence, AstraZeneca

Dr Malcolm Oswald
Lay member

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

Dr John Radford
Director of Public Health, Rotherham Primary Care Trust and Metropolitan Borough Council

Dr Murray Smith
Associate Professor in Social Research in Medicines and Health, University of Nottingham

Ms Pamela Rees
Lay member

Mr Cliff Snelling
Lay member

Professor Carolyn Young
Consultant neurologist, Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery

NICE project team

Each technology appraisal is assigned to a team consisting of 1 or more health technology analysts (who act as technical leads for the appraisal), a technical adviser and a project manager.

Dr Caroline Hall
Technical Lead

Dr Nicola Hay
Technical Adviser

Nwamaka Umeweni
Technical Adviser

Donna Barnes
Project Manager

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