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National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK). Alcohol-Use Disorders: Diagnosis, Assessment and Management of Harmful Drinking and Alcohol Dependence. Leicester (UK): British Psychological Society; 2011. (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 115.)

Appendix 2Declarations of interests by Guideline Development Group members

With a range of practical experience relevant to alcohol dependence in the GDG, members were appointed because of their understanding and expertise in healthcare for people with alcohol dependence and support for their families and carers, including: scientific issues; health research; the delivery and receipt of healthcare, along with the work of the healthcare industry; and the role of professional organisations and organisations for people with alcohol dependence and their families and carers.

To minimise and manage any potential conflicts of interest, and to avoid any public concern that commercial or other financial interests have affected the work of the GDG and influenced guidance, members of the GDG must declare as a matter of public record any interests held by themselves or their families which fall under specified categories (see below). These categories include any relationships they have with the healthcare industries, professional organisations and organisations for people with alcohol dependence and their families and carers.

Individuals invited to join the GDG were asked to declare their interests before being appointed. To allow the management of any potential conflicts of interest that might arise during the development of the guideline, GDG members were also asked to declare their interests at each GDG meeting throughout the guideline development process. The interests of all the members of the GDG are listed below, including interests declared prior to appointment and during the guideline development process.

CATEGORIES OF INTEREST

  • Paid employment
  • Personal pecuniary interest: financial payments or other benefits from either the manufacturer or the owner of the product or service under consideration in this guideline, or the industry or sector from which the product or service comes. This includes holding a directorship, or other paid position; carrying out consultancy or fee paid work; having shareholdings or other beneficial interests; receiving expenses and hospitality over and above what would be reasonably expected to attend meetings and conferences.
  • Personal family interest: financial payments or other benefits from the healthcare industry that were received by a member of your family.
  • Non-personal pecuniary interest: financial payments or other benefits received by the GDG member's organisation or department, but where the GDG member has not personally received payment, including fellowships and other support provided by the healthcare industry. This includes a grant or fellowship or other payment to sponsor a post, or contribute to the running costs of the department; commissioning of research or other work; contracts with, or grants from, NICE.
  • Personal non-pecuniary interest: these include, but are not limited to, clear opinions or public statements you have made about alcohol dependence, holding office in a professional organisation or advocacy group with a direct interest in alcohol dependence, other reputational risks relevant to alcohol dependence.

Declarations of interest

Professor Colin Drummond – Chair, Guideline Development Group
EmploymentProfessor of Addiction Psychiatry and Honorary Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, National Addiction Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, and South London and Maudsley Foundation NHS Trust
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestIn receipt of research grants on alcohol research from the Medical Research Council, the European Commission, the Department of Health, the Home Office, the Scottish Government, and WHO (declared December 2008).

A member of the WHO Expert Committee on Alcohol Problems and received travel and subsistence while working for WHO (declared December 2008).

I have received an educational grant from Alkermes Inc. (manufacturers of Vivitrol) to the value of £5,000 in 2008 which is held at the Institute of Psychiatry (declared December 2008).
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Mr Adrian Brown
EmploymentAlcohol Nurse Specialist, Addiction Services Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust, and St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College
Personal pecuniary interestConsultancy- attending focus groups of professionals and acting as ‘expert’ on site at conference presentation. Archimedes Pharma-educational material for Wernicke-Korsakoff and Pabrinex. Received £250 + £550 and travel for two events (declared July 2009).
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Professor Alex Copello
EmploymentProfessor of Addiction Research, University of Birmingham, and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Addiction Services, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Dr Edward Day
EmploymentSenior Lecturer and Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, University of Birmingham
Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestI am a principal investigator on two grants in the substance misuse field (ACTAS study and COMBAT studies). I have published papers on alcohol detoxification, management of Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome and liver transplantation for alcoholic liver disease (declared March 2009).
Mr John Dervan
EmploymentLay member and retired Alcohol Treatment Agency CEO
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestTrustee, CASA Alcohol Services (declared January 2009).
Ms Jan Fry
EmploymentCarer representative and voluntary sector consultant
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Mr Brendan Georgeson
EmploymentTreatment Coordinator, Walsingham House, Bristol
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestIndividual member of The Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (declared January 2009).

Member of the Society for the Study of Addiction (declared January 2009).

Associate Member of the Institute of Healthcare Management (declared January 2009).

Trustee of Positive Images, a charity that uses film production to produce mentoring/training resources (declared April 2010).
Dr Eilish Gilvarry
EmploymentConsultant Psychiatrist (with specialist interest in adolescent addictions), and Assistant Medical Director, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Ms Jayne Gosnall
EmploymentService User Representative and Treasurer of Salford Drug and Alcohol Forum
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Dr Linda Harris
EmploymentClinical Director, Wakefield Integrated Substance Misuse Services and Director, RCGP Substance Misuse Unit
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestIn receipt of an educational grant from Schering Plough to support clinical leadership development support across the health and social care stakeholder groups working in the Wakefield Integrated Substance Misuse Service. This is being delivered in the full knowledge of the local PCT and is being conducted within ABPI guidance (declared January 2009).

A grant has been deployed to fund an independent management consultancy firm called Healthskills Consulting Ltd, who have supported leadership development and O & D of the drug misuse treatment system. ABPI rules obeyed and PCT aware (declared March 2009).

Over the years RCGP SMU has been in receipt of educational grants to support special substance misuse workforce development and training standards (declared March 2009).
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Dr John Lewis (Co-opted specialist paediatric adviser)
EmploymentConsultant Community Paediatrician, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Professor Anne Lingford-Hughes
EmploymentProfessor of Addiction Biology, Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant, Central North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Personal pecuniary interestBristol Myers Squibb, member of Core Faculty; current though no monies in last 12 months (declared January 2009).

Janssen-Cilag-paid speaker: educational event, my talk on dual disorder was not about promoting one of their products (declared January 2009).

CINP psychopharmacology certificate – two lectures on psychopharmacology of alcohol abuse: sponsored by Servier (declared January 2010).

Meeting organised by pharmacology special interest group – presentation on comorbidity and managing substance misuse (declared March 2010).

Lecturing on an educational programme about alcoholism for Pfizer (declared September 2010).
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNIHR grant to study pharmacology in alcohol detox (declared July 2009).
Personal non-pecuniary interestCo-ordinated British Association for Psychopharmacology guidelines which covered treatment of alcohol dependence. Published 2004 (declared January 2009).

Leading revision of BAP guidelines in substance misuse and addiction (declared November 2009).

Putting in a grant for an RCT involving baclofen (declared November 2009).

Coordinating update of BAP guidelines in addiction (declared January 2010).

Shortlisted for HTA grant for RCT of baclofen in alcohol dependence (declared January 2010).

A meeting with Neurosearch (declared September 2010).
Mr Trevor McCarthy
EmploymentIndependent Addictions Consultant and Trainer
Personal pecuniary interest15 Healthcare - presenting at conferences, delivering training and national policy work at the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (declared September 2010).
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestSince September 2008 my employment has been as a self-employed consultant specialising particularly in work in the alcohol field. In this capacity I have worked with a voluntary sector provider; for a Drug & Alcohol Action Team and for Alcohol Concern, delivering services to PCTs and to the Regional Office on behalf of the Department of Health (declared January 2009).

My previous role included managing the production of the Review of effectiveness of treatment for alcohol problems which includes the research evidence relevant to this guideline. I was also involved in the development of Models of Care for Alcohol Misusers (declared January 2009).

I have also given presentations at conferences and other events which have included comment on the issues under consideration. The bulk of my employment experience has been gained in the non-statutory sector managing the delivery of community alcohol and drug treatment services (declared January 2009).

It could be that some might interpret such activities as my having compromised my views and objectivity. My own view is that this experience qualifies me to make an application to the Institute and I do not believe that my past work could reasonably have been construed as contentious or biased (declared January 2009).
Dr Marsha Morgan
EmploymentReader in Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician, University of London Medical School
Personal pecuniary interestI am a member of the Advisory board of the Institute of Alcohol Studies. I receive an annual stipend of £1,500 which I contribute to my University Research Account (declared January 2009).

I have taken part in symposia both in the UK and abroad on the Pharmacotherapy of Alcohol Dependence. On some occasions my travel and subsistence have been covered by one of the Pharmaceutical companies but I have not accepted lecture fees (declared January 2009).
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestBetween eight and 10 years ago I undertook pharmacotherapeutic trials in alcohol dependent patients for Du Pont Pharmaceuticals and Lipha Pharmaceuticals. Per capita fees were paid for recruited patients to the Royal Free Hospital Medical School for whom I worked (declared January 2009).
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Mrs Stephenie Noble
EmploymentRegistered Manager/Nursing Manager, Broadway Lodge
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Mr Tom Phillips
EmploymentConsultant Nurse in Addiction, Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestPI on two projects, as stated in application for post. Both explore screening and brief interventions. SIPS trial and AESOPS. SIPS trial DH funded and AESOPS trial HTA funded (declared April 2009).
NIHR – Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship in area of alcohol research from January 2010 to 2015 (declared October 2009).
Dr Pamela Roberts
EmploymentConsultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Cardiff Addictions Unit
Personal pecuniary interestSmall grant received from AERC with regard to small scale project studying the relationship between Pabrinex and cognitive functioning (declared March 2010).
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestWelsh Representative for the BPS Faculty of Addiction (declared April 2010).
Dr Julia Sinclair
EmploymentSenior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant in Addiction Psychiatry, Hampshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestMy husband, a psychopharmacologist has consulted for a number of companies who make treatments for anxiety or depression. His work does not include any treatments for alcohol-use disorders (declared January 2009).
Non-personal pecuniary interestPart of research project funded by MRC piloting Assertive Community Treatment in alcohol dependence (declared March 2009).
Personal non-pecuniary interestGave a talk on non-promotional training course run by the ‘Lundbeck Institute’ on complex depression. Talk was on suicide and comorbidity (including alcohol) (declared June 2009).
National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Staff
Professor Stephen Pilling – Facilitator, Guideline Development Group
EmploymentDirector, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health; Professor of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Effectiveness; Director, Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness, University College London.
Personal pecuniary interestFunding of £1,200,000 p.a. from NICE to develop clinical guidelines (declared December 2008).

Funding from British Psychological Society (2005 to 2011) £6,000,000 to establish the Clinical Effectiveness Programme at Centre for Outcomes Research and Effectiveness, UCL; with Professor P Fonagy and Professor S. Michie (declared December 2008).
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestRCT to evaluate multi-systemic therapy with Professor Peter Fonagy; Department of Health funding of £1,000,000 (2008 to 2012) (declared December 2008).

RCT to evaluate collaborative care for depression; with Professor D. Richards; Medical Research Council Funding of £2,200,000 (2008 to 2012) (declared December 2008).

Developing a UK Evidence Base for Contingency Management in Addiction with Professor J Strang; National Institute of Health Research Grant of £2,035,042 (2009 to 2013) (declared January 2009).
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Mr Matthew Dyer
Employment

Personal pecuniary interest
Health Economist, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

None
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Ms Esther Flanagan
EmploymentGuideline Development Manager, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Ms Naomi Glover
EmploymentResearch Assistant, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Dr Ifigeneia Mavranezouli
EmploymentSenior Health Economist, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Dr Suffiya Omarjee
EmploymentHealth Economist, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Mrs Kate Satrettin
EmploymentGuideline Development Manager, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Mr Rob Saunders
EmploymentResearch Assistant, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Ms Laura Shields
EmploymentResearch Assistant, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Ms Sarah Stockton
EmploymentSenior Information Scientist, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Dr Clare Taylor
Employment

Personal pecuniary interest
Senior Editor, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

None
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
Dr Amina Udechuku
EmploymentSystematic Reviewer, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health
Personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal family interestNone
Non-personal pecuniary interestNone
Personal non-pecuniary interestNone
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