7 Appraisal Committee members, guideline representatives 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 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 Amanda Adler (Chair)
Consultant Physician, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Professor Ken Stein (Vice Chair)
Professor of Public Health, University of Exeter Medical School

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

Professor John Cairns
Professor of Health Economics Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Professor Imran Chaudhry
Lead Consultant Psychiatrist and Deputy Associate Medical Director, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Lisa Cooper
Echocardiographer, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Neil Iosson
Locum General Practitioner

Dr Sanjay Kinra
Clinical Lecturer, University of Warwick

Dr Miriam McCarthy
Consultant, Public Health, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland

Professor Ruairidh Milne
Professorial Fellow in Public Health, Wessex Institute, University of Southampton

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

Dr John Pounsford
Consultant Physician, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol

Dr Danielle Preedy
Lay Member

Dr John Rodriguez
Assistant Director of Public Health, NHS Eastern and Coastal Kent

Mr Cliff Snelling
Lay Member

Ms Marta Soares
Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York

Dr Nicky Welton
Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics/Health Technology Assessment, University of Bristol

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.

Carl Prescott
Technical Lead

Eleanor Donegan
Technical Adviser

Jeremy Powell
Project Manager

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