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National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health (UK). Caesarean Section. London: RCOG Press; 2011 Nov. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 132.)

Appendix CDeclarations of interest

All GDG members' interests were recorded on declaration forms provided by NICE. The form covered consultancies, fee-paid work, shareholdings, fellowships and support from the healthcare industry. GDG members' interests are listed in this section. No material conflicts of interest were identified

Table C.1GDG members' declarations of interest

GDG memberInterest
Debbie Chippington DerrickPersonal non-pecuniary interests:

Co-owner of www​.caesarean.org.uk

Co-author of NCT publication ‘Caesarean birth: Your questions answered’
Malcolm GriffithsPersonal pecuniary interest

Medico-legal practice

Personal non-pecuniary interest

Writing a paper on decision to delivery interval in emergency CS. Expected date of publication 2012
Olujimi JiboduPersonal pecuniary interest

Principal investigator in York for Control of Hypertension in Pregnancy (CHIPS) study, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Health Research

Director of Optimum Prenatal Limited

Personal non-pecuniary interest

Lead on a departmental initiative to promote VBAC. This has involved using products manufactured by Cook® Medical

Contributed to presentations and publications, including as a first name author on reducing CS rates and encouraging vaginal birth after CS. These have been in the context of high CS rates for which there was no sound obstetric basis.

Co-authored departmental guidelines directed at reducing CS rates.
Christine JohnsonPersonal pecuniary interest

Shares owned in Aviva (health insurance)

Family pecuniary interest

Husband works for and holds shares in Aviva (health insurance)
Nina KhazaezadehPersonal non-pecuniary interest

Submitted an abstract to the International Confederation of Midwives providing trust audit data on VBAC rates.

Joint project-lead for developing a multi-component intervention on obesity in pregnancy.

Project lead for a health literature assessment tool.
Andrew LoughneyNon-personal pecuniary interest

Trust received funding for suppying patients into two studies run by drug companies: one investigated the use of misoprostol for induction of labour; the second investigated the use of tinzaparin for deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis

Personal non-pecuniary interest:

Paper submitted for publication on decision to delivery interval

Paper submitted for publication ‘The relationship of anemia and microcytosis to haemorrhage during and after caesaraean section’
Nuala LucasPersonal pecuniary interest

Has a private practice - the fee for an epidural is the same regardless of the mode of birth

Personal non-pecuniary interests:

Member of the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association Committee

Member of the UK obstetric screening system steering committee

Lectured on ‘30 minute decision to delivery interval’ at national meetings

Author of a commentary on RCOG guideline on classification of CS

Co-author of a text-book on high-dependency obstetric care

Author of article ‘Decision to delivery interval in morbidly obese women – 30 minutes is unrealistic’ (published October 2010)

Co-author of article ‘Classification of urgency of CS – numbers and colours’ (published September 2010)
Pippa NightingalePersonal pecuniary interest

Received payment for proofreading pregnancy book called Best friend's guide to pregnancy

Personal non-pecuniary interest

Paper submitted for publication on a VBAC scoring system including an audit of care

Table C.2NCC staff members' declarations of interest

NCC-WCH staffInterest
Zosia BecklesFamily pecuniary interest

Mother works for London school of hygiene and tropical medicine and receives grants from the Wellcome Trust, the WHO and UNAIDS
Shona Burman-RoyNone
Rupert FranklinNone
Maryam GholitabarNone
Paul JacklinNone
David JamesPersonal non-pecuniary interest

Senior editor of High risk pregnancy options (4th edition). Published January 2011
Roz UllmanPersonal non-pecuniary interest

Author of Cochrane review on opioid pain relief in labour and two papers on assessment of perineal trauma following childbirth

Table C.3External advisors' declarations of interest

External advisorInterest
Kate HardingPersonal pecuniary interest

Shares held in GlaxoSmithKlein

Has given talks for midwives on HIV in pregnancy – received £150 per talk

Family pecuniary interest

Father and sister hold shares in GlaxoSmithKlein
Kirstie McKenzie McHargPersonal non-pecuniary interest

Currently writing papers for publication on treatment of women with a fear of childbirth
Jeannie MeddPersonal non-pecuniary interest

Project lead working with maternity providers who have a higher CS rate than other providers to agree best practice measures
Mark TurnerPersonal non-pecuniary interest

Chair to the NICE guideline on neonatal antibiotics
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