Stoma Appliance Service in the Community: Stoma Care Quality and Cost Effectiveness Review 2015

This report details the findings and recommendations following a multi-layered national audit involving patients, NHS Board staff, DACs, community pharmacies and manufacturers designed and conducted during 2014-15.




3. Source: Information supplied by ISD special request. This is an approximate figure derived from quarterly prescription numbers where a valid CHI number was recorded for stoma products dispensed during the period June 2012-July 2015.

4. PSD website -

5. Source: ISD National Statistics, NHS Scotland Workforce Information, Clinical Nurse Specialists as at 30 September 2015. Figure shown is Whole Time Equivalent (WTE)



8. Includes 4 patients who opt for either type of supplier to suit personal convenience and preference at that time

9. Patient Rights (Scotland) Act 2011



12. Dispensing Appliance Contractor is a term used to describe another provider of products classified as appliances, e.g. stoma products, dressings etc

13. Patient Rights (Scotland) Directions 2011

14. Patient Rights (Scotland) Directions 2011


Email: Elaine Muirhead

Back to top