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Find your Equipment Co-ordinator

Published on 22 October 2020

What do Equipment Co-ordinators do?

Equipment co-ordinators work closely with IRIC to manage equipment-related risks in NHS health boards or local authorities.

How we work with Equipment Co-ordinators

  • We share the information they give us with other health boards and local authorities
  • We organise meetings, conferences and workshops where they can raise specific issues and share their what they’ve learned with others
  • We work together with them on education and training programmes to promote the safety of medical devices and equipment

The chief executives in an organisation are responsible for appointing the Equipment Co-ordinator and making sure there is always someone in the role. If your Equipment Co-ordinator changes, let us know by emailing us at

If you work for an NHS board or local authority, find out who your Equipment Co-ordinator is below:

NHS boards

NHS Ayrshire and Arran – Katie Bryant

NHS Borders – Shona Milne

NHS Dumfries and Galloway – David F Bryson

NHS Fife – Iain Forrest

NHS Forth Valley – Carole Hunter

NHS Grampian – Andrew Wood

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – John Green

NHS Highland – Louise McInnes

NHS Lanarkshire – William McManus

NHS Lothian – Jo Bennett

NHS Orkney – Stewart Walls

NHS Shetland – Andrew Humphrey

NHS Tayside – Jean Ngoie

NHS Western Isles – Ross Munro

NHS Golden Jubilee – Steven Friel

NHS National Services Scotland – Norman Mclean

Scottish Ambulance Service – Sarah Jane Stevenson

The State Hospital – Nicola Watt

Local authorities

Aberdeen City Council – Carol Fraser

Aberdeenshire Council – Andy Priest

Angus Council – Paul Conroy

Argyll and Bute Council – James Littlejohn

Bon Accord Care – Liz Watt

City of Edinburgh Council – David Brown

Clackmannanshire Council – Seonaid Scott

Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) – Kirsty Street

Dumfries and Galloway Council – Ann-Marie Connolly

Dundee City Council – Mark Henderson

East Ayrshire Council – Craig Ross

East Dunbartonshire Council – Derrick Pearce

East Lothian Council – Keith Flockhart

East Renfrewshire Council – Chris Peacock

Falkirk Council – Michael Durrington

Fife Council – Emma Collins

Glasgow City Council (1) – Kirsten Paterson (Equipment Co-ordinator)

Glasgow City Council (2) – Anne Findlay (Loan Store Manager)

Highland Council – Gena Falconer

Inverclyde Council – Pauline Ramsay

Midlothian Council – Mark Hinchliffe

Moray Council – John Watson

North Ayrshire Council – Kenneth McQuade

North Lanarkshire Council – Hugh Holt

Orkney Islands – Alan Tait

Orkney Islands Council – Les Donaldson

Perth and Kinross Council – Mike Law

Renfrewshire Council – Steven Fanning

Scottish Borders Council – Stuart Ford

Shetland Islands Council – Fiona Johnson

South Ayrshire Council – Stephanie McClure

South Lanarkshire Council – Neil Addie

Stirling Council – Norman Macleod

West Dunbartonshire Council – Stephen Gallagher

West Lothian Council – Margaret Harris

About equipment co-ordinators

Equipment co-ordinators help to manage equipment-related risks in their organisation by liaising with IRIC.

How we work with equipment co-ordinators

  • We share information about reports sent to IRIC by their organisation.
  • We arrange meetings, conferences and workshops where they can raise issues and share learnings.
  • We work together on education and training programmes to promote medical device and equipment safety.

Chief executives are responsible for assigning equipment co-ordinators. They should ensure the role is always filled.

If your Equipment Co-ordinator changes, let us know. Email