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Appliance Contractors:
Arrangements from 1 April 2006

 
 
     
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The Scottish Government established a National Steering Group to oversee the roll out of an Action plan that led to the new arrangements being implemented from April 2006. The matters that the Group were to over see included the establishment of standards for both the healthcare and appliance supply services for stoma patients. The Group was chaired by a senior NHS Board Executive (Mr Terry Findlay of NHS Greater Glasgow) and comprised representatives of patients and all other key stakeholders, ie appliance suppliers, stoma nurses, pharmacy representatives and relevant NHS administrators.

The work of this group has ended and a National Review Group has been established to oversee the ongoing implementation of the plan.


The membership of the National Review Group was:

NHS Boards
Terry Findlay NHS Greater Glasgow
David Thomson, NHS Greater Glasgow
George Downie, NHS Grampian
Ian McDonald, NHS Tayside
Pamela McLauchlan, NHS Quality Improvement
Graeme McIntosh, Scottish Health Care Supplies

Stoma Nurses
Frances MacKenzie, NHS Greater Glasgow
David Lawson, NHS Lothian
Eleanor Russell, NHS Tayside

Scottish Executive
Stephen Tither, SEHD
Jane Walker, SEHD
James White (Secretary) SEHD

Patient Groups
Hazel Pixley, Urostomy Association
Anne Demick, ia
Celia Waters, Colostomy Association

Community Pharmacy
Alasdair Macintyre, Scottish Pharmaceutical General Council

Appliance Suppliers
Mike Sawers, BHTA
Caroline Redmond, BHTA
Morag Henderson, B Braun

Click here to view the schedule and papers of National Steering Group meetings.

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