NHS Partnership Team Overview:


Dan Baldwin, National NHS Partnership Manager

Dan has over 20 years industry experience and market knowledge to fully understand the needs of, and challenges faced by the NHS. Salts Healthcare partner with various NHS Trusts and CCGs to deliver patient centric Stoma Services in England & Wales, by working collaboratively and ensuring openness and transparency with consistent lines of communications to all NHS stakeholders.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-baldwin-02892250/


Gary Hetherington, Healthcare Development Manager

Gary has worked with the NHS in various roles for over 15 years and with CCGs since their inception in 2013. He has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by the NHS and is highly motivated to support informed decision making through accurate data. Gary has a wide remit to work with anyone looking at stoma care design, whether that be the CCG, ICS or Stoma Care Nurses across the UK.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gary-hetherington-305b7822/

Explanation of the market

Over the last couple of years there has been more of a spotlight than ever on stoma care. There have been a number of national projects running with results expected soon as well as multiple regional projects. There is variation and often a lack of understanding in the way stoma services are run across the UK with some areas now even prescribing through specialist hubs.

Unlike the vast majority of disease areas in the NHS, there is no register for stoma patients, this makes informed decision making incredibly challenging. For this reason we have a team of analysts able to use a vast array of different data to create models that accurately predict the number of stoma patients and expected spend in each CCG.

If you’d like to see the data on your CCG and how your spend compares with those you match demographically please get in touch.

Examples of our data:

Stoma Patient Analyser

Because there is no register of stoma patients, running reviews in GP practices can be tricky, to make the process as quick, easy and accurate as possible we have developed a Stoma Patient Analyser (SPA) tool that identifies all stoma patients and prioritises their need for a review.

If you’d like to see a demo of SPA in action or discuss using it in your CCG please contact us today.

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Working in Partnership

Depending on local circumstances we may be able to work with you to offer a bespoke Specialist Stoma Nursing pathway for your CCG, if you’d like more information or a copy of the details please get in touch.

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Ostomy Glossary of Terms

If you’re new to stoma care you may find a glossary of terms useful, to request a full copy of our glossary of ostomy terms please get in touch.

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Informative Videos

The NHS Partnership Team regularly host a series of educational and informative videos for Stoma Nurses, to aid their understanding of CCGs and the projects currently being undertaken. 

Please keep an eye on this page for new videos to watch.


NHS Updates: September 2021

NHS England Structural Changes in Primary Care: How may this affect stoma care? | Salts Healthcare:


CCG Webinar:

On Thursday 10th September 2020 the NHS Partnership Team held their first webinar specifically aimed at CCG Medicines Management who have been asked to look at stoma care. “A focus on stoma spend” will highlight what we are able to share regarding stoma data in your CCG.

If you were unable to attend but would still like to see the content please contact us for a password to view the recording below:


NHS Partnership Contact Details:

Email: NHS.partnership@salts.co.uk

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