National Audiology Review Group

Overview

In January 2022, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care announced that a national audiology review group would be established to examine hearing services provided to both children and adults in health boards across Scotland, as well as to make recommendations on improvements for the service. It was also announced that an independent chair would be appointed to oversee the review.

This was announced in the context of failings highlighted in standards of care provided in the NHS Lothian Paediatric Audiology service, following an independent review conducted by the British Academy of Audiology.

In March 2022, the Cabinet Secretary announced the review group would be led by independent chair Professor Jacqueline Taylor and tasked with making recommendations to improve audiology services in Scotland. This work includes a separate reference group to ensure lived experience is at the heart of the review process and wider stakeholder views are understood and considered by the national audiology review group.

Documents

Further details of the remit and membership of the review group, reference group and any sub-groups supporting the review process will be published on this page. This includes terms of reference(s) and notes of any meetings.

Members

Below is a list of confirmed members of the National Audiology Review Group. Membership is near complete but is not final. This page will be updated with any additions to the Review Group. 

  • Jacqueline Taylor, independent chair
  • John Day, Clinical Director of Audiology, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, North Wales
  • Angela Bonomy, Chief Executive Officer, Sense Scotland
  • Jim Harrigan, Head of Paediatric in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Adrian Carragher, Head of Audiology, NHS Ayrshire and Arran
  • John Marshall, Ear Nose Throat Clinical Lead, Scottish Government
  • Catriona Johnson, Associate Director for Managed Clinical Networks, Hearing Impairment Network for Children and Young People
  • Susan Campbell, Clinical Lead, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Programme Scotland
  • Robert Farley, Associate Director (Healthcare Science), NHS Education for Scotland
  • Sandra McDougall, Deputy Director of Quality Assurance, Healthcare Improvement Scotland
  • Lyn Hutchison, Senior Programme Manager for the Pregnancy and Newborn Screening Programmes, National Services Division, National Services Scotland
  • Andrew Murray, Medical Director of Forth Valley, NHS Board Chief Executives Group
  • Kathryn Lewis, Head of Audiology (President of BAA), British Academy of Audiology
  • Donna Corrigan, Chair, British Society of Audiology
  • Sam Lear, Senior Audiology Advisor, National Deaf Children’s Society Scotland
  • Crystal Rolfe, Associate Director for Strategy – Health, Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID Scotland)
  • Dr Shankar Rangan, Consultant of Paediatric  Audio vestibular Medicine, The British Association of Paediatricians in Audiology Executive Committee (BAPA)
  • Agnes Allen, Head of Service/Consultant Clinical Scientist, Scottish Cochlear Implant Programme

Documents

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