Professor of Orthopaedics becomes Specialist Adviser to NICE
5 January 2016
Professor Anan Shetty has been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
A Leading knee and limb reconstruction surgeon, and Professor of Orthopaedics for the University’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Professor Shetty will offer advice to NICE’s Interventional Procedures Programme.
Specialist Advisers are selected because of their knowledge and experience of procedures and are fundamental to the Programme.
The Programme offers guidance on procedures used for diagnosis or treatment that involves making a cut through skin, using instruments to enter the body or the use of electromagnetic radiation such as lasers or X-rays. It also looks at whether current and future procedures are safe and work well for NHS patients, and whether doctors should consider specific interventional procedures to treat or diagnose their patients.
Peter Milburn, Director of the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University, said: “This role as a Specialist Adviser for NICE reflects the international standing Professor Shetty commands as a leader in the field of regenerative medicine. It will complement his role as Director of Stem Cell Research leading our work within the Stem Cell and Advanced Bioengineering Laboratory at the University."
The term of the appointment will last three years.
Notes to editors
- The Institute of Medical Sciences, based at the Medway Campus of Canterbury Christ Church University, represents a centre of excellence for postgraduate medical education and research.
- It specialises in areas of clinical practice within Cardiology, Otorhinolaryngology and Minimally Invasive Surgery related to General Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics and Urology and supports ground breaking research in the use stem cell technology within clinical practice.