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About the Scottish Stoma Forum

Last Updated on 15/06/2023 by Millie York

Formed in 2007, the Scottish Stoma Forum (SSF), has a broad membership made up of patient groups, healthcare professionals and industry bodies. It also works collaboratively with NSS NHS National Procurement and the Scottish Government on key initiatives and activities when required.

The Scottish Stoma Forum has worked tirelessly over many years to ensure the services provided to Scottish Stoma patients are maintained at the highest possible level.

The members of the Scottish Stoma Forum are:

  • Param Mariappan: Chairman and Consultant Urological Surgeon, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
  • Sarah Goodbrand: Colorectal Surgeon, Western General, Edinburgh
  • Stuart Hay: Representing the Ileostomy& Internal Pouch Association
  • Brian Fretwell: Representing the Urostomy Association
  • Libby Herbert: Representing Colostomy UK
  • Jacqui Sibbald: Representing the Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association
  • Cathie King: Advanced Nurse Practitioner NHS Highlands
  • Fiona-Mary Barling: Advanced Nurse Practitioner NHS Highlands
  • Isla Ramsey: Advanced Nurse Practitioner NHS Lothian
  • Louise Hoolighan: Specialist nurse and Giovanni Cinque CUK
  • Tony Sinclair: Advanced Nurse Practitioner NHS Highlands
  • Alasdair Macintyre: Community Pharmacy Scotland
  • Amanda Rae: Community Pharmacy Scotland
  • Paul Newman: British Healthcare Trades Association Stoma and Continence Product Manufacturers Section Chair
  • Jonathan Scott: British Healthcare Trades Association Dispensing Appliance Contractors Section Chair
  • Margaret Smith: BHTA Public Affairs
  • Kevin Hodges: Secretariat & British Healthcare Trades Association

Contact the Scottish Stoma Forum

The Scottish Stoma Forum can be contacted via email at