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National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK). Preoperative Tests: The Use of Routine Preoperative Tests for Elective Surgery. London: National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care (UK); 2003 Jun. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 3.)

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Preoperative Tests: The Use of Routine Preoperative Tests for Elective Surgery.

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Guideline Development Group Membership and Acknowledgements

Guideline Development Group

Academic staff

(National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: responsible for managing the project and drafting the guideline)

  • Chair
  • Dr Barnaby Reeves, Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology
  • Project Manager
  • Miss Julia Langham, Research Fellow in Epidemiology
  • Systematic Reviewer
  • Dr Nirree Phillips, Research Fellow
  • Information Scientist
  • Mr Carlos Sharpin, Information Scientist
  • Health Economist
  • Mr David Wonderling, Health Economist

Clinical Specialists

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Mr Mark Emberton, Senior Lecturer in Oncological Urology/Honorary Consultant in Urology, Institute of Urology, Royal Free and University College of London, London
  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Dr Gavin Thoms, Consultant Anaesthetist, Director, Evaluation and Audit Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
  • The Royal College of Radiologists
  • Dr Paul Taylor, Clinical Director of Radiology, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
  • The Royal College of Pathologists
  • Dr Danielle Freedman, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Luton and Dunstable Hospital, Luton
  • The Royal College of Pathologists
  • Dr Mike Galloway, Consultant Haematologist, Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland

Additional expert advisory members to the Guideline Development Group representing professional stakeholder groups

  • Trainee Surgeon
  • Mr Sanjaya Wijeyekoon, Surgical Research Fellow, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
  • The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Mr Hamish Towler, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Whipps Cross Hospital, London
  • Consultant Nurse/Clinical Nurse Practitioner
  • Ms Dorothy Weeden, General Manager – Surgery, The North Middlesex Hospital, London
  • Consultant Anaesthetist
  • Dr John Carlisle, Consultant Anaesthetist, Torbay Hospital, Anaesthetic department, Torquay, Devon
  • Cardiologist Representative
  • Dr Bruce Keogh, Consultant in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham (retired from group)
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • Dr Jane Thomas, Director, Clinical Effectiveness Support Unit, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London (retired from group)

Four representatives from the patient liaison groups of the following Royal Colleges

  • The Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Mrs Ann Seymour
  • The Royal College of Radiologists
  • Mrs Barbara Greggains
  • The Royal College of Pathologists
  • Mr Alan Wright and Dr Charlotte Williamson
  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Mrs Daphne McKenzie

National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE), Guidelines Commissioning Manager

  • Observer
  • Ms Christine Sealey, Guidelines Commissioning Manager, NICE, London

Consensus Panel members

Dr Nicola Barham, Consultant Anaesthetist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Dr Alison Bliss, Consultant in Paediatric Anaesthesia, St James’s University Hospital, Leeds

Mr Christian Brown, Surgical Research Fellow, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London

Dr RJS Chinn, Consultant Radiologist, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

Mrs Celia Ingham Clark, Consultant in General Surgery, Whittington Hospital, London

Dr Bob Haden, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Alexandra Hospital, Redditch

Dr Andy Hartland, Consultant Chemical Pathologist, NW London NHS Trust.

Dr Sophie Jayamaha, Consultant Anaesthetist, Grantham Hospital, Grantham

Mr Sigi Jospeph, General Surgeon, London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr Sam Kaddoura, Consultant in Cardiology, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

Dr Zor Maung, Consultant Haematologist, University Hospital of North Tees

Dr Gwyn McCreanor, Consultant Clinical Biochemist, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering

Miss Pari Mohanna, Surgical Research Fellow, London

Dr Ndu Okonkwo, Consultant Anaesthetist, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham

Ms Penny Roberts, Gynaecology Nurse Specialist, Whittington Hospital Trust, London

Dr Natasha Robinson, Consultant Anaesthetist, Northampton General Hospital, Northampton

Ms Jackie Sambrook, Specialist Nurse, Whittington Hospital Trust, London

Mr Indie Singh, Surgical Research Fellow, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London

Dr Su Underwood, Consultant Anaesthetist, Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol

Dr Isabeau Walker, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London

Dr Eric Watts, Consultant Haematologist, Basildon Hospital, Basildon

Dr Charles Wright, Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Hillingdon Hospital, Middlesex

Interviewees

Surgical Trainees

Mr Frederick Banks, Surgical Research Fellow, London

Mr Marcus Bisson, Surgical Research Fellow, The RAFT Institute, Middlesex

Mr Christian Brown, Surgical Research Fellow, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Mr Jeremy Cundall, MRCS, Colorectal Research Fellow, South Yorkshire

Mr Joel Desmond, Surgical Research Fellow, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Miss Katie Grace, Surgical Research Fellow, London

Mr Ganesh Kuhan, Surgical Research Fellow, Hull

Mr Henry Lazarowicz, Surgical Research Fellow, Tyne & Wear, Newcastle

Mr Santbir Mehta, Surgical Research Fellow, RCS Research Fellow, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield

Miss Pari Mohanna, Surgical Research Fellow, London

Mr Imran Saeed, Surgical Research Fellow, Clinical Effectiveness Unit, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Mr Paris Tekkis, Surgical Research Fellow, Hunterian Professor and RCS Research Fellow, Kings College Hospital, London

Consultant Anaesthetists

Dr Andy Black, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Bristol Infirmary, Bristol

Dr Andy Dennis, Consultant Anaesthetist, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

Prof Chris Dodd, Consultant Anaesthetist, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough

Dr Bruce Ferguson, Consultant Anaesthetist, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust

Dr Paul Harvey, Consultant Anaesthetist, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

Dr Andy Kilner, Consultant Anaesthetist, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Dr Peter Sanderson, Consultant Anaesthetist, ICU, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Dr John Tomlinson, Consultant Anaesthetist, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton

Dr Paul Upton, Consultant Anaesthetist, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

Dr Kathy Wilkinson, Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital, Norwich

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to:

  • Professor Nick Black from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for advice about consensus methods and for facilitating all four consensus group meetings.
  • Miss Louise Klinger for her assistance with the systematic review.
  • The authors of the HTA review1, Dr James Munro, Mr Andrew Booth and Professor Jon Nicholl, Medical Care Research Unit, ScHARR, The University of Sheffield, who helped us get started on the systematic review by providing their search strategy and copies of the papers they had identified, and who have commented on various drafts.
  • All those who helped in the preparation of this guideline, in addition to those listed above, thanks to the two anaesthetists who kindly reviewed these guidelines, Dr Vicki Webster and Dr John Curran.
  • Dr Anthony Gray, Consultant in Anaesthesia, Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust, for helping identify the Consultant Anaesthetists who participated in our interviews.
  • Patient Liaison Groups of The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Royal College of Radiologists, which helped to produce the patient information guideline and helped provide a valuable patient perspective to the full guideline.

Reference

1.
Munro J, Booth A, Nicholl J. Routine preoperative testing: a systematic review of the evidence. Health Technol Assess. 1997;1(12) [PubMed: 9483155]
Copyright © 2003, National Collaborating Centre for Acute Care.
Bookshelf ID: NBK48496

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