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Vicki Pollit, MSc

(2(2012)As a Health Economics Manager, Vicki is passionate about the scoping and production of high-quality health economics deliverables. Vicki enjoys exploring clients’ needs to tailor solutions for complex or unusual problems. Vicki brings experience in the application of different modelling techniques; from decision trees and Markov modelling to complex care pathway simulations. Her research has covered many diagnostic and therapy areas including pulmonary, cardiovascular, oncology, gastro-enterology, renal, as well as acute medical and trauma services research.

Prior to joining Symmetron, Vicki worked as a senior research consultant at York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) leading on economic deliverables, alongside working in the role of a health technology assessment analyst at NICE. Vicki also worked for six years at a national collaborating centre for NICE leading the economic component for a range of clinical and service delivery guidelines. Vicki achieved an MSc (merit) in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Publications

Rickets W, Lau KKW, Pollit V, et al. (2020) Exploratory cost-effectiveness model of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) compared with CT-guided biopsy (TTNA) for diagnosis of malignant indeterminate peripheral pulmonary nodules, 

Dymond A, Davies H, Mealing S, Pollit V, Coll F, Brown N, Peacock S. (2020) Genomic surveillance of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a mathematical early modelling study of cost effectiveness. Clinical Infectious Diseases; 18

Pollit V, Graham D, Leonard C, Filby A, McMaster J, Mealing S, Lovat L, Haidry R (2019). A cost-effectiveness analysis of endoscopic eradication therapy for management of dysplasia arising in patients with Barrett’s oesophagus in the United Kingdom, Current Medical Research and Opinion; 35(5):805-815.

Hodgkinson S, Pollit V, Sharpin C, Lecky F. (2014) Early management of head injury: summary of updated NICE guidance.  BMJ; 348.

Dworzynski K, Pollit V, Kelsey A, Higgins B, Palmer K. (2012) Management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: summary of NICE guidance.  BMJ; 344.

Rowson M, Smith A, Hughes R, Johnson O, Maini A, Martin S, Martineau F, Miranda JJ, Pollit V, Wake R, Willott C, Yudkin JS. (2012) The evolution of global health teaching in undergraduate medical curricula.  Globalization and Health 11; 8(1):35.

Rowson M, Willott C, Hughes R, Maini A, Martin S, Miranda JJ, Pollit V, Smith A, Wake R, Yudkin JS. (2012) Conceptualising global health: theoretical issues and their relevance for teaching.  Globalization and Health 11; 8(1):36.

NICE guidelines

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s: service delivery and organization. NICE guideline 94, 2018. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng94

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Fractures (complex): assessment and management. NICE guideline 37, 2016. Last updated: 2017. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng37

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Fractures (non-complex): assessment and management. NICE guideline 38, 2016. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng38

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Major trauma: assessment and initial management. NICE guideline 39, 2016. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng39

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Major trauma: service delivery. NICE guideline 40, 2016. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng40

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Spinal injury: assessment and initial management. NICE guideline 41, 2016. Available from: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng41

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Atrial fibrillation: Management Clinical guideline 180, July 2014. Available from:  https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg180

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Head injury: assessment and early management Clinical guideline 176, 2014. Last updated: 2019. Available from:  https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg176

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: the diagnosis and management of suspected idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  Clinical guideline 163, 2013. Available from:  https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg163

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Gastrointestinal bleeding: the management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Clinical guidelines 141, 2012. Available from:  https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg141