Scottish Breast Screening Programme: major review

Major review of the Scottish Breast Screening Programme.

Independent Review Group & Review Team

Independent/ Expert Review Group

Group Represented: Nomination

Board Chief Executive (Chair):

Ms. Heather Knox, Chief Executive, NHS Lanarkshire

Director of Public Health:

Dr Joy Tomlinson, Interim DPH (Joint), NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Breast Screening Co-ordinators:

Dr Emilia Crighton, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Dr Regina McDevitt, NHS Ayrshire & Arran

UK Breast Screening expertise:

Dr Olive Kearins, Head QA, Screening Division Public Health England

Medical Director:

Dr Boyd Peters, NHS Highland

Director of Diagnostics:

Arwel Williams, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Director of Planning:

Lorraine Scott, Acting Director for Modernisation, NHS Grampian

Director of Finance:

Ms Margo McGurk, NHS Fife

Radiologist / Radiology Transformation Programme Director or Clinical Lead:

Mr Mike Conroy, NHS Tayside

Scottish Cancer Coalition Nominees:

Ms Moira Adams, Breast Cancer Prevention Scotland

Ms Melanie Sturtevant, Breast Cancer Now (From November 2020)

Mr Tom Beattie, Breast Cancer Now (Until November 2020

NHS NSS Digital and Security:

Mr David Proud, NSS Digital & Security

Healthcare Improvement Scotland:

Ms Karen Ritchie (Until December 2020)

Ms Donna O'Rourke, Programme Manager (From December 2020)

Public Health and Intelligence:

Mr Michael Muirhead, Head of Service (Until December 2020)

Ms Catherine Thomson, Service Manager for Population Screening (From December 2020)

Scottish Primary Care Cancer Group (SPCCG):

Dr Lorna Porteous, SPCCG

Breast Surgeon:

Ms Juliette Murray, NHS Forth Valley

Service Radiology*:

Dr Marzi Davies, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

National Oversight Function (NOSF)*:

Mr Gareth Brown, NSS National Oversight Function (Observer. From December 2020)

*Non-Voting Members.

Review Team Membership




Mr Peter McLoughlin

Programme Director (3 days per week until November 2020, Full time from November 2020)


Ms Karen Roberts

Programme Manager (2.5 days per week, until Oct 2020)


Mr Martin Kennedy

Programme Support Officer


Dr Tasmin Sommerfield

Consultant in Public Health Medicine for National Screening Programmes


Ms Alison Fraser

Strategic Programme Manager, SBSP - subject matter expert (as required)


Mr Bryan Davies (From February 2020 until December 2020)

Mr David Steel (From December 2020)

Associate Director – Screening


Dr Marzi Davies

Clinical Director, West of Scotland Breast Screening Centre (Sessional Input)

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Ms Marion Inglis

Administration Manager, West of Scotland Breast Screening Centre (Sessional Input)

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde



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