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Scottish Stoma Forum Background and Activities

Scottish Stoma Forum Background and Activities

The Scottish Stoma Forum (SSF), which was formed in 2007 has a broad membership made up of patients, patient groups, Healthcare Professionals, Industry bodies, NSS NHS National Procurement and the Scottish Government. It has worked tirelessly over many years to ensure the services provided to Scottish Stoma patients are maintained at the highest possible level. Over the last two years the membership was expanded to include representatives from NSS NHS National Procurement and the Pharmacy Division within the Scottish Government to ensure we work cohesively with all relevant stakeholders.

The members of the Scottish Forum are:

• Mark Potter: Chairman and Colorectal Surgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
• Param Mariappan: Consultant Urological Surgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
• Brian Roach: NHS NSS National Procurement Category Manager
• Alison Crawshaw: Association of Stoma care Nurses and Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association
• Brian Fretwell: Representing the Urostomy Association
• Libby Herbert: Representing Colostomy UK
• Jacqui Sibbald: Representing the Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association
• Anne Haston: Advanced Nurse Practitioner
• Tracey McMeekin: Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Lead of Scottish Stoma Nurse Group
• Tony Sinclair: Advanced Nurse Practitioner NHS Highlands
• Alasdair Macintyre: Community Pharmacy Scotland
• Amanda Rae: Community Pharmacy Scotland
• Mike Sawers: British Healthcare Trades Association Stoma Manufacturers Section
• Jeremy Stokes: British Healthcare Trades Association Dispensing Appliance Contractors Section Chair
• Margaret Smith: BHTA Public Affairs

• Bryan Lamb : Pharmacy Division, Scottish Government
• Maria Mcilgorm MM Nursing Directorate: Scottish Government

The Scottish Stoma Forum can be contacted via:
• Kevin Hodges: British Healthcare Trades Association Section Support Lead

To be kept informed Email: ssf@bhta.com

Scottish Stoma Nurses Community

Scottish Stoma Nurses Community

Welcome to the Scottish Stoma Nurses community.

From their link below you will find useful links to relevant stoma care web pages as well as the contact information for all NHS stoma care services within Scotland.

Stoma Nurse Specialists are pathfinders who help guide patients to obtain an optimum quality of life. However, adapting to life with a stoma involves a number of physical and psychological challenges, and the partnership formed between a patient and a stoma nurse specialist is central to making this transition a successful one. The stoma nurse specialist therefore plays a key role in the rehabilitation process, by providing information, education, as well as encouragement and counselling for patients and their carers, all of whom have a diverse range of fears, needs and aspirations. The comprehensive holistic care provided by stoma care nurse specialists has become central to enabling stoma patients achieve their optimum quality of life.

There is a separate tab for Scottish Stoma Care Nurse Specialists where they can join as a member. This will be a place to find and share useful links or articles. You will find instructions on this page how to join (how to join this community).

*Internet users will not be able to see all areas of our community website unless they apply for first; an NHS Scotland Athens username and password and second; membership of our community. Similarly, those possessing an NHS Scotland Athens username and password will not be able to see any areas of our community unless they first apply for membership.

**Disclaimer: External websites; we are not responsible for the contents.

http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/stoma.aspx

Specification of Requirements for Dispensing and Supply of Stoma Appliances to Patients in the Community for NHS Scotland

Specification of Requirements for Dispensing and Supply of Stoma Appliances to Patients in the Community for NHS Scotland

This document sets out the service standards to be met by all Dispensing Appliance Suppliers and Community Pharmacy Contractors for the purposes of being placed on a list of approved suppliers authorised to dispense and supply Stoma Appliances and associated services to patients in the community. This document also sets out the ongoing standards to be met by Dispensing Appliance Suppliers and Community Pharmacists for the purposes of remaining on that approved supplier list. Failure to continue to meet the standards set out in this service standards document, as assessed on behalf of Scottish Government by National Procurement, a division of the Common Services Agency, a statutory body constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 and having its headquarters at Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB (“Common Services Agency”) may result in such parties being removed from the list of approved suppliers.
This is a continuation of the arrangements previously sent out in 2016.

Specification of Requirements for Stoma Appliance in the Community

Specification of Requirements for Stoma Appliance in the Community

This document sets out the standards to be met by all Stoma Appliance Suppliers for the purposes of being placed on a list of approved suppliers authorised to supply Stoma Appliances to patients in the community via the Stoma Service Suppliers. Failure to continue to meet the standards set out in this document, as assessed on behalf of Scottish Government by National Procurement, a division of the Common Services Agency, a statutory body constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 and having its headquarters at Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB (“the Common Services Agency”) may result in such parties being removed from the list of approved suppliers.
This is a continuation of the arrangements previously put in place in March 2014.

Stoma Appliance Service in the Community – Review

Stoma Appliance Service in the Community – Review

The main focus of the stoma care quality and cost effectiveness review is the stoma appliance service provided to patients in the community across Scotland.
The Specification of Requirements for Dispensing and Supply of Stoma Appliances to Patients in the Community for NHSScotland provides the national framework for the stoma appliance service in the community. It determines the service standards to be met by all dispensing appliance contractors (DACs) and community pharmacy contractors for the
purposes of being placed on a list of approved suppliers authorised to dispense and supply stoma appliances to patients in the community. It also sets out the ongoing standards to be met for the purposes of remaining on that approved supplier list. The specifications for the service were first introduced in 2007 and updated in July 2011.
This report details the findings and recommendations following a multi-layered national audit involving patients, NHS Board staff, DACs, community pharmacies and manufacturers designed and conducted during 2014-15. The purpose of the national audit was to gauge whether the arrangements for the provision of stoma appliance services in the community remain fit for purpose and cost effective. It would also help to inform whether and what changes may now be appropriate.