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Public Minutes HTA Programme Oversight Committee (commissioned workstream) February 2022


Published: 24 March 2022

Version: 0.1 March 2022

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HTA Programme Oversight Committee

Date and time

Friday 11 February 2022, from 10.00am to 1.45pm


Virtual meeting


Professor Andrew Farmer (Chair)
Professor Julia Brown
Professor Anthony de-Soyza
Professor Marian Knight
Dr Kamal Mahtani
Mr Richard Parnell
Professor Olivia Wu


Mrs Steph Garfield-Birkbeck
Dr Lisa Douet
Dr Rob Gray
Ms Sharon Gray
Ms Tess Green
Dr Amy Halls
Dr Neil Henderson
Dr Jason Horsley
Dr Claire Kidgell
Miss Elizabeth Lemm
Mrs Carol Ozuak
Ms Elke Streit
Mrs Agnieszka Terry


Mr Michael Bowdery
Dr Alan McNair

Research priority decisions

The HTA Programme Oversight Committee considered a total of 16 detailed briefing papers (research briefs). The outcomes are listed below:

Prioritisation Committee: Integrated community health and social care

Call NoResearch typeTitle
 Advertise 22/36* Primary research Microsuction compared with irrigation to remove earwax
 Advertise 22/27 Primary research Antipsychotics for the treatment of borderline personality disorder
 Advertise 22/28 Primary research Management of antipsychotic-induced sexual dysfunction
Return to committee Primary research Chronic kidney disease education for patients, families and carers
Advertise 22/31 Primary research Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist therapy for people with severe mental illness living with overweight or obesity
Advertise 22/37 Evidence synthesis Non-pharmacological interventions for fatigue management in adults with long-term health conditions

Prioritisation Committee: Hospital based care

Call NoResearch typeTitle
Return to committee Primary research Surgical management of successfully reduced incarcerated inguinal hernia in children
 Delayed advert Primary research Benefits and harms of maintenance therapy for refractory acne vulgaris or previous relapses by reduced dose isotretinoin regimens
 Advertise 22/29 Primary research Pseudomonas aeruginosa eradication treatment in bronchiectasis
 Return to committee Primary research Positive airway pressure therapy in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-obstructive sleep apnoea overlap syndrome
 Advertise 22/30 Primary research Post-operative pain in patients undergoing spinal surgery
 Return to committee Primary research Comprehensive geriatric assessment for frail older heart failure patients with preserved ejection fraction
 Advertise 22/32 Primary research Biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in pregnancy
 Advertise 22/33 Primary research Botulinum toxin in the management of chronic masticatory myofascial pain
 Advertise 22/34 Primary research Surgical and non-surgical management of basal thumb arthritis
Advertise 22/35 Primary research Thromboprophylaxis in lower limb immobilisation

* This research priority is being re-advertised

Future HTA Programme Oversight Committee 2022 meetings: 2022 dates

• 17 June 2022
• 21 October 2022