STOMA: I received the new stoma contract from the Health Board. What do i need to do?

Health Board should have issued the ‘specification of requirement for dispensing and supply of stoma appliances to patients in the community for NHS Scotland’ document to all community pharmacies in their area. Contractors are required to sign and send back appendix 1 to the document to confirm that they wish to sign up to deliver this service.

Contractors who do not return the document will not be paid for stoma products supplied and will not be listed on the national master list of stoma suppliers published on the NSS website.

Appendix 1, the sign-up form should be returned to Paul Dishington at National Procurement either by email pauldishington@nhs.net or a hard copy sent to

Paul Dishington – Commodity Specialist, National Procurement, Gyle Square (NSS Head office), 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB.