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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