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
Dr Justin Daniels
Consultant Paediatrician, North Middlesex University Hospital
Dr Andrew England
Senior Lecturer, Directorate of Radiography, University of Salford
Mr Adrian Griffin
Vice President, Health Technology Assessment and International Policy, Johnson & Johnson
Dr Anne McCune
Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Professor John McMurray
Professor of Medical Cardiology, University of Glasgow
Ms Sarah Parry
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Paediatric Pain Management, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
Ms Pamela Rees
Mr Stephen Sharp
Senior Statistician, University of Cambridge MRC Epidemiology Unit
Dr Eldon Spackman
Research Fellow, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Mr David Thomson
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 Anwar Jilani