Medical Devices Committee

Overview

This committee provides leadership and offers direction to NHS Scotland in its preparation for the future UK medical devices regulatory regime due to be implemented in 2025. 

It will:

  • seek to enhance preparedness by commissioning short life working groups with the relevant subject matter expertise to develop unified approaches or national guidance where useful
  • oversee the support required to NHS boards to comply with regulations and national guidance by supporting local board medical device policies and developing a Monitoring and Improvement Framework
  • advise the SG Medical Devices Policy Unit on the delivery of a Scottish Government Medical Device Policy Framework and Action Plan
  • direct issues to the appropriate national structures, where possible. For example, service-specific issues would be handled by their respective board governance groups, like the Diagnostics Steering Group, Digital Portfolio Board or National Infrastructure Board

Members

Co-Chairs

  • Professor Sir Gregor Smith, Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government 
  • Gordon James, Board Chief Executive, NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital

Members

  • Kirsty Brightwell, Medical Director, NHS Shetland
  • Malcolm Phillips, Healthcare Science Lead, NHS Lothian
  • Eddie Fraser, Chief Executive, COSLA
  • Marc Turner, Medical Director, NHS National Services Scotland
  • John Gebbie, Director of Finance, NHS 24
  • Lynsay Gracie, Head of Decontamination, and chair of the national Reusable Medical Devices Decontamination Expert Group (RMD-DEG), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Andrew Reilly, CMO Specialty Advisor for Clinical Physics, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Steven Friel, Chair of national Incident Safety Officers, NHS Golden Jubilee National Hospital
  • Janette Kennan, Nurse Director, NHS Fife
  • Amanda Wong, Allied Health Professionals (AHP) Director, NHS Fife
  • Sulisti Holmes, Head of Incident Reporting and Investigation Centre (IRIC), NHS National Services Scotland
  • Neil Smart, Chair of Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) Council, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Ewan Bell, Chair of Board Medical Device Committee for NHS Dumfries and Galloway
  • Kenny Rees, National Procurement, NHS National Services Scotland
  • Claire Fernie, Lay Representative, NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Jonathan Cameron, Digital Health and Care, Scottish Government
  • David Thompson, Chief Scientist Office, Scottish Government
  • Kerry Chalmers, Medical Devices and Legislation Unit, Scottish Government
  • Sara Davies, Medical Devices and Legislation Unit, Scottish Government
  • Iain Robertson, Medical Devices and Legislation Unit, Scottish Government 
  • Leanne Omar, Medical Devices and Legislation Unit, Scottish Government
  • Andrew Butter, Medical Devices and Legislation Unit, Scottish Government

Publications

Back to top