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 Jane Adam (Chair)
Consultant Radiologist, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, St George's Hospital, London
Professor Iain Squire (Vice‑Chair)
Consultant Physician, University Hospitals of Leicester
Dr Graham Ash
Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Jeremy Braybrooke
Consultant Medical Oncologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Gerardine Bryant
GP, Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Professor Aileen Clarke
Professor of Public Health and Health Services Research, University of Warwick
Dr Andrew England
Senior Lecturer, Directorate of Radiography, University of Salford
Ms Pamela Rees
Dr Paul Robinson
Medical Director, Merck Sharp & Dohme
Ms Ellen Rule
Director of Transformation and Service Redesign, Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Brian Shine
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Dr Eldon Spackman
Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Mr David Thomson
Professor Olivia Wu
Professor of Health Technology Assessment, University of Glasgow
Dr Nerys Woolacott
Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
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.