Appendix A: Appraisal committee members

The appraisal committee is a standing advisory committee of NICE. Its members are appointed for a 3-year term. The committee meets twice a month except in December, when there are no meetings. The committee membership is split into three branches, with the chair, vice-chair and a number of other members attending meetings of all branches. Each branch considers its own list of technologies and ongoing topics are not moved between the branches.

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 interests, are posted on the NICE website.

The following is a list of the committee members who took part in the discussions for this appraisal.

Dr A E Ades
Senior Scientist, MRC Health Services Research Collaboration, University of Bristol

Dr Tom Aslan
General Practitioner, Stockwell, London

Professor David Barnett (Chair)
Professor of Clinical Pharmacology, University of Leicester

Professor Rosamund Bryar
Professor of Community & Primary Care Nursing, St Bartholomew School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Rodney Burnham
Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist, Oldchurch Hospital, Romford

Dr Gary Butler
Consultant Paediatrician/Endocrinologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Karl Claxton
Health Economist, University of York

Dr Christopher Eccleston
Director, Pain Management Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Bath

Ms Bethan George
Interface Liaison Pharmacist, Mile End Hospital, London

Mr John Goulston
Director of Finance, Barts and the London NHS Trust

Mr Adrian Griffin
Health Outcomes Manager, Johnson & Johnson Medical Ltd

Judith Paget
Chief Executive, Caerphilly Local Health Board

Dr Katherine Payne
Research Fellow, Health Economics, University of Manchester

Mrs Kathryn Roberts
Nurse Practitioner, Hyde, Cheshire

Ms Anne Smith
Lay Representative; Trustee, Long-Term Medical Conditions Alliance

Professor Andrew Stevens (Vice-Chair)
Professor of Public Health, University of Birmingham

Dr Cathryn Thomas
General Practitioner, and Senior Lecturer, Department of Primary Care & General Practice, University of Birmingham

Dr Norman Vetter
Reader, Department of Epidemiology, Statistics and Public Health, College of Medicine, University of Wales, Cardiff

Dr Paul Watson
Medical Director, Essex Strategic Health Authority

NICE Project Team

Each appraisal of a technology is assigned to a Health Technology Analyst and a Technology Appraisal Project Manager within NICE.

Joanna Richardson
Health Technology Analyst

Kathleen Dalby
Technology Appraisal Project Manager