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Public Minutes HTA Programme Oversight Committee (commissioned workstream) June 2020




HTA Programme Oversight Committee

Date and time

Friday 12 June 2020, 10.00am – 1.45pm


Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams


Professor Hywel Williams (Chair)
Professor Lucy Chappell
Professor Anthony de-Soyza
Professor Andrew Farmer
Professor Steve Goodacre
Dr Kamal Mahtani

Observing new members

Mr Richard Parnell
Ms Gail Thornton


Dr Lisa Douet
Mrs Steph Garfield-Birkbeck
Dr Amy Halls
Dr Neil Henderson
Dr Claire Kidgell
Dr Jemma Kwint
Mrs Carol Ozuak
Ms Elke Streit
Mrs Agnieska Terry
Dr Tara Cheetham-Blake


Mr Michael Bowdery
Dr Alan McNair


Research priority decisions

The Prioritisation Group considered a total of 15 detailed briefing papers (research briefs) which had previously been prioritised by  three Prioritisation Committees.  The outcomes for the research briefs are listed below:


Prioritisation Committee: Integrated community health and social care


Outcome/Call No Research type Title
 Return to prioritisation committee Secondary research The cost-effectiveness of different glucose self-monitoring systems in the management of type 2 diabetes
 Advertise 20/78 Secondary research Pharmacological treatment and prevention of chronic migraine
 Advertise 20/74 Primary research Antidepressants for post-stroke emotionalism


Prioritisation Committee: Hospital-based care


Outcome/Call NoResearch type Title
On hold Primary research Lumbar fusion for low back pain
 Advertise (delayed call until after 23 September) Broad brief Shorter vs longer fixed-course antibiotic treatments
 Advertise 20/75 Primary research Conservative management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax
 Advertise 20/79 Secondary research Anti-VEGF drugs compared with laser photocoagulation for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy
 Advertise 20/80 Secondary research Endoscopic treatments for obesity
 Advertise 20/76 Primary research Reverse vs conventional shoulder replacement for adults with osteoarthritis
Advertise (delayed call until after 23 September) Primary research Prophylactic antibiotics in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 
Advertise 20/96 Primary research Partial vs total nephrectomy for clinically localised renal cell carcinoma
 Advertise 20/77 Primary research Treatment of recurrent patella dislocation
 Advertise 20/81 Secondary research Perioperative Oxygen Therapy: An overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses  


Prioritisation Committee: Maternal, child and mental health care


Outcome/Call NoResearch typeTitle
 Advertise 20/721 Primary research Oxybutynin for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause
 Advertise 20/731 Primary research Surgery for endometrioma in women undergoing IVF

1 These research priorities are being re-advertised

Future HTA Programme Oversight Committee 2020 meetings: 2020 dates

  • 16 October 2020