Medical Devices Committee

Medical Devices Committee, chaired by Dr Damien Carson is to "provide evaluation of devices to include aspects of high risk, safety, quality and variation in user practices".


1.   The committee will carry out 2 user evaluations of equipment per annum on topics agreed by the Strategic Committee of GAIN. 

2.   The committee will provide resolved advice to the strategic committee of GAIN on which topics should be selected for evaluation having assessed these in terms of priority against agreed criteria. 

3.   The evaluation will include careful attention to high risk, safety and quality and recognised variation in user practices. 

4.   The committee will develop appropriate methodologies for evaluation based on relevant up to date best practice. 

5.   The committee will liaise with NIAIC, MHRA, RSA, RQIA and the safety forum as appropriate.

The organisation and Terms of Reference will be subject to review after 18 months by the Strategic Committee of GAIN.


Name Designation Organisation
Damien Carson Medical Devices Chair GAIN
Susan Baxter Clinical Manager South Eastern HSC Trust
Claire Cairns Senior Manager Corporate Governance Services Belfast HSC Trust
Robert Cassells Clinical and Decontamination Engineering Services Manager Northern HSC Trust
June Champion Co-Director, Risk & Governance Belfast HSC Trust
Gillian Kelly Nursing Advisor DHSSPS
Catherine Le Guiniec Secretary GAIN
Dalrene Masson Regional Audit Facilitator GAIN
Paul Megarity GP Bloomfield Surgery
John McDermot Senior Procurement Manager Business Services Organisation
Paul McFarland Estate Services Contracts Manager South Eastern HSC Trust
Tom McGarey Risk Manager NI Ambulance Service
Brendan McGrath Assistant Director of Nursing Western HSC Trust
Ian Porter Senior Medical Engineering Manager Western HSC Trust
Nicola Porter GAIN Manager GAIN
Michael Ross Head of Technical Services for the Southern Trust Southern HSC Trust
Michael Scott Head Of Pharmacy & Medicines Management Northern HSC Trust
Bryan Snoddy Assistant Director of Operations NI Ambulance Service
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