NICE public health guidance
Issued: February 2008 (last modified: November 2013)
PH10

Smoking cessation services

This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/ph10

Appendix A: membership of the Programme Development Group, the NICE Project Team and external contractors

The Programme Development Group

PDG membership is multidisciplinary. It comprises researchers, practitioners, stakeholder representatives and members of the public as follows:

Deborah Arnott Director, Action on Smoking and Health, London

Dr Paul Aveyard Senior Scientist, National Institute of Health Research, Department of Primary Care and General Practice, University of Birmingham

Professor John Britton Head, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Nottingham

Ron Gould Member, Liverpool City Council; Community Pharmacist

Professor Hilary Graham Professor of Health Sciences, University of York; Director, Department of Health Public Health Research Consortium

Ian Gray Policy Officer, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

Professor Gerard Hastings Director, Institute for Social Marketing and Centre for Tobacco Control Research, University of Stirling & Open University

Andrew Hayes Tobacco Policy Manager, Regional Public Health Group for London

Paul Hooper Tobacco Policy Manager, Regional Public Health Group, West Midlands

(CHAIR) Sir Alexander Macara Public Health Physician; President, National Heart Forum Board of Trustees

Carmel O'Gorman Midwifery Lead, Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy, Goodhope Hospital, West Midlands

Dr Kiran Patel Consultant Cardiologist, Sandwell Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine; Chair, South Asian Health Foundation

Dr Mike Ward Consultant Physician, Sherwood Forest Hospitals

Professor Robert West Director, Tobacco Studies, UK Health Behaviour Research Centre, University College, London

Expert cooptees to the PDG:

Professor Peter Hajek Director, Tobacco Dependence Research Centre, Queen Mary University of London

Community members

Ruth Bosworth Director of Services, QUIT

David Geldard President of Heart Care Partnership (UK); Council Member, British Cardiovascular Society

Christine Owens Head of Tobacco Control, Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Pamela Rees Inequalities and Smoking Manager, Directorate of Public Health, Leicester City Primary Care Trust

NICE Project Team

Mike Kelly
CPHE Director

Tricia Younger
Associate Director

Patti White
Lead Analyst

Lesley Owen
Analyst

Hugo Crombie
Analyst

Alastair Fischer
Health Economics Adviser

External contractors

External reviewers: effectiveness reviews

Review 1: 'Rapid review of non NHS treatments of smoking cessation' carried by the University of Auckland and Queen Mary, University of London. The principal authors were: Professor Peter Hajek and Dr Hayden McRobbie (University of Auckland).

Review 2: 'The effectiveness of National Health Service intensive treatments for smoking cessation in England' carried out by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. The principal authors were: Dr Linda Bauld, Dr Kirsten Bell, Karen DeVries, Dr Lorraine Greaves, Natasha Jatageonkar and Lucy McCullough.

Review 3: 'Workplace policies for smoking cessation' carried out from May–September 2006 and updated in January 2007 by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. The principal authors were:
Dr Kirsten Bell, Karen DeVries, Dr Lorraine Greaves, Natasha Jatageonkar and Lucy McCullough.

Review 4: 'A review of the effectiveness of mass media interventions which both encourage quit attempts and reinforce current and recent attempts to quit smoking' carried out by the Cancer Care Research Centre and Centre for Social Marketing, the University of Stirling and the Alliance for Self Care Research, University of Abertay. The principal authors were: Fiona Harris, Gerard Hastings, Ruth Jepson, Nora Kearney, Steve MacGillivray and Neneh Rowa-Dewar.

Review 5: 'The impact of quitlines on smoking cessation' carried out by the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health. The principal authors were: Dr Kirsten Bell, Dr Lorraine Greaves and Lindsay Richardson.

External reviewers: expert report

Expert paper: 'Mass media interventions to stimulate and promote smoking cessation' prepared by Karen K Gutierrez, Director, Global Dialogue for Effective Stop Smoking Campaigns.

External reviewers: economic reviews and analysis for the update of NICE technology appraisal guidance 39

'Cut down to quit with nicotine replacement therapies (NRT) in smoking cessation: systematic review of effectiveness and economic analysis' carried out by the West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham. The principal authors were: Paul Aveyard, Pelham Barton, Martin Connock, Anne Fry-Smith, David Moore and Dechao Wang.

'Clinical and cost-effectiveness of nicotine replacement therapy for new licensed indications and combination therapy: a summary of best evidence' carried out by the Aggressive Research Intelligence Facility, West Midlands Health Technology Assessment Collaboration. The principal authors were: Anne Fry-Smith, Chris Hyde, David Moore, Jon Roberts and Josie Sandercock.

External reviewers: economic evaluations

The economic evaluation 'A rapid review of the cost effectiveness of non-National Health Service treatments for smoking cessation in England' was carried out by York Health Economics Consortium. The principal authors were: Sarah Flack, Matthew Taylor and Paul Trueman.

The economic evaluation 'A rapid review of the cost effectiveness of National Health Service treatments for smoking cessation in England' was carried out by York Health Economics Consortium. The principal authors were: Sarah Flack, Matthew Taylor and Paul Trueman.

The economic evaluation 'A rapid review of the cost effectiveness of workplace policies for smoking cessation in England' was carried out by York Health Economics Consortium. The principal authors were: Sarah Flack, Matthew Taylor and Paul Trueman.

The economic evaluation 'A rapid review of the cost effectiveness of mass media interventions for smoking cessation in England' was carried out by York Health Economics Consortium. The principal authors were: Sarah Flack, Matthew Taylor and Paul Trueman.

External reviewers: economic analyses

The economic analysis 'Cost effectiveness of interventions for smoking cessation' was carried out by the York Health Economic Consortium. The authors were: Sarah Flack, Matthew Taylor and Paul Trueman.

The economic analysis 'Cost effectiveness of interventions for smoking cessation: mass media' was carried out by the York Health Economic Consortium. The authors were: Sarah Flack, Matthew Taylor and Paul Trueman.

The economic analysis 'Cost impact analysis of interventions for smoking cessation aimed at pregnant women' was carried out by the York Health Economic Consortium. The authors were: Sarah Flack, Matthew Taylor and Paul Trueman.

Fieldwork

The fieldwork was carried out by Nigel Jackson of Dr Foster Intelligence.