Appendix B Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

A. The assessment report for this appraisal was prepared by Peninsula Technology Assessment Group.

Castelnuova E, Stein K, Pitt M et al. The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of dual chamber pacemakers compared to single chamber pacemakers for bradycardia due to atrioventricular block or sick sinus syndrome; systematic review and economic evaluation,May 2004.

B. The following organisations accepted the invitation to participate in this appraisal. They were invited to make submissions and comment on the draft scope and Assessment Report and the Appraisal Consultation Document. Consultee organisations are provided with the opportunity to appeal against the Final Appraisal Determination.

I) Manufacturer/sponsors:

  • Biotronik UK Ltd

  • ELA Medical UK

  • Guidant Ltd

  • Medtronic Ltd

  • Sorin Biomedica UK Ltd

  • St Jude Medical UK Ltd

II) Professional/specialist and patient/carer groups:

  • British Association for Nursing in Cardiac Care

  • British Cardiac Society

  • British Geriatrics Society

  • Department of Health

  • Havering PCT

  • Royal College of Physicians

  • Royal College of Physicians' Cardiology Committee

  • Action Heart

  • British Heart Foundation

  • Cardiac Risk in the Young

  • Long‑Term Medical Conditions Alliance

  • Welsh Assembly Government

III) Commentator organisations (without the right of appeal):

  • National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions

  • National Public Health Service for Wales

  • NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

  • NHS Purchasing and Supplies

  • British Society for Cardiovascular Research

  • Central Cardiac Audit Database

  • Cochrane Heart Group

C. The following individuals were selected from clinical expert and patient advocate nominations from the professional/specialist and patient/carer groups. They participated in the Appraisal Committee discussions and provided evidence to inform the Appraisal Committee's deliberations. They gave their expert personal view on dual‑chamber pacemakers for symptomatic bradycardia due to sick sinus syndrome and/or atrioventricular block by attending the initial Committee discussion and/or providing written evidence to the Committee. They were also invited to comment on the Appraisal Consultation Document.

  • Dr Janet McComb, President, British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group

  • Ms Jenny Tagney, Cardiology Nurse Consultant, British Association for Nursing in Cardiac Care

  • Dr William D Toff, Senior Lecturer in Cardiology, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

  • Dr Gerald Kaye, Consultant Cardiologist, Cochrane Heart Group and the British Cardiac Society.

  • Mr Anthony Roth, Havering PCT

  • Mrs Eddie Farrow, Cardiac Risk in the Young