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Ron Akehurst

Ron Akehurst

Chairman

Ron joined BresMed in 2011. Currently, he is a member of the NICE Highly Specialised Technologies Committee and the Rare Diseases Advisory Group at NHS England.

Ron is Professor Emeritus in Health Economics at the University of Sheffield and a visiting Professor at Eotvos Laurent and Corvinus Universities in Budapest. He was founding Dean of ScHARR at the University of Sheffield (1993–2010), and worked for 40 years as an academic, during which time he was involved in many methodological developments in HTA. He was a founding member of the NICE Appraisal Committee and served on the NICE Topic Selection Committee, the NICE Public Health Interventions Advisory Committee and the NICE Diagnostics Advisory Committee. He formerly served as an Economic Advisor at the Department of Health, as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Health Select Committee and as a Non-Executive Board Member of Rotherham Health Authority.

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