Public Involvement Network Advisory Group
The Public Involvement Network (PIN) is made up of patient and carer groups who use their knowledge, experience and direct contacts with patients and carers to ensure the views of patients, carers and members of the public are captured and used to inform SMC processes.
The PIN Advisory Group helps SMC to continuously improve how we involve patients, carers and members of the public in our work. Membership includes four PIN patient group partners, each of whom has active contact with patients and carers and previous experience of submitting to SMC. To make sure we have a wide range of representation in the group, one representative is nominated through each of the following umbrella organisations: Scottish Cancer Coalition, Alliance, Genetic Alliance UK and Carers' Trust. The group also includes all SMC Public Partners and some members of the SMC team, including an Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) representative and an SMC committee member.
Jill Booth, (Area Drug and Therapeutics Committees) Clinical Adviser - Pharmacist
John Dally, Healthcare Improvement Scotland Public Partner
Jennifer Dickson, SMC Public Involvement Co-ordinator
Yvonne Hughes, (Cystic Fibrosis Trust) Genetic Alliance UK nominated member
Lindsay Lockhart, SMC Public Involvement Adviser
Peter McGrath, Healthcare Improvement Scotland Public Partner
Kate Morgan, (Myeloma UK) Scottish Cancer Coalition nominated member
Eileen Moulton, (Skin Conditions Campaign) Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland nominated member
Marina Shannon, (NHS Lanarkshire) SMC Committee Member
David Standley, Healthcare Improvement Scotland Public Partner
Vacant, Carers Trust nominated member
Find out what patient groups thought of the changes to our processes when we asked them for feedback at our first patient group event in March 2015.