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


04 November 2020





HTA Programme Oversight Committee

Date and time

Friday 16 October 2020, 10.00am – 1.00pm


Virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams


Professor Andrew Farmer (Chair)
Professor Lucy Chappell
Professor Anthony de-Soyza
Professor Steve Goodacre
Dr Kamal Mahtani
Mr Richard Parnell
Ms Gail Thornton


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


Mr Michael Bowdery
Dr Alan McNair
Dr Julie McCarroll

Research priority decisions

The Prioritisation Group considered a total of 11 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 NoResearch typeTitle
 Advertise call no 20/130 Primary research Intensive Interaction for children and young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities
 Advertise (delayed advert) Primary research Optimising treatment for hepatitis C
 Advertise call no 20/132 Primary research Sexual health promotion for people with severe mental illness
 Advertise call no 20/134  Primary research  Psychological intervention for treatment resistant generalised anxiety disorder in older adults

Prioritisation Committee: Hospital-based care

Outcome/Call NoResearch typeTitle
Advertise call no 20/127 Primary research Occupational advice initiated prior to planned surgery for lower limb joint replacement
 Advertise call no 20/128 Primary research Routine measurement of gastric residual volume in paediatric critical care 
 Advertise call no 20/129 Primary research Routine measurement of gastric residual volume in neonatal critical care
 Advertise call no 20/131 Primary research Corticosteroid induction regimens for children and young people with juvenile idiopathic arthritis
 Advertise call no 20/133 Primary research Pre-operative exclusive enteral nutrition for Crohn’s disease
 Return to prioritisation committees  Primary research Colpocleisis for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse in women


Prioritisation Committee: Maternal, child and mental health care

Outcome/Call NoResearch typeTitle
 Advertise call no 20/1261 Primary research Imaging in paediatric osteomyelitis
1 This research priority is being re-advertised

Future HTA Programme Oversight Committee 2021 meetings: 

  • 12 February 2021
  • 11 June 2021
  • 15 October 2021