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17th May 2019

World IBD Day 2019 | Raising awareness of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

World IBD Day is held every year on the 19th May and unites the world in the fight against Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, also known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Over 300,000 people in the UK are living with IBD and with no cure or known cause, it’s so important to raise awareness of…

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11th February 2019

How will my stoma affect my relationship?

For many people across the globe, February represents a month of love, compassion, flowers and maybe even a little bit of chocolate. With 14th February just around the corner, we decided that the perfect time to discuss relationships and dating for ostomates would be now. One of the biggest worries on the mind of many…

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6th February 2019

It’s time to talk about your stoma

Every year on February 7th, Time to Talk Day is celebrated across the world in a bid to raise awareness of the stigma that is associated with mental health. Astonishingly, figures have shown that at least a quarter of people are troubled by mental health issues, yet many sufferers do not feel comfortable opening up…

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11th May 2018

Nurses Day 2018 – Celebrating Stoma Care Nurses

As 12th May marks Nurses Day 2018 this year, we wanted to take the opportunity to show our respect and celebrate the fantastic SCN’s who show incredible patience and care all year round. Stoma care nurses have an incredibly difficult job helping patients through the stoma surgery process, right through to rehabilitation and beyond. They…

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14th March 2018

Should you name your stoma?

Stoma patients are quite commonly advised to name their stoma as a lighthearted way to start dealing with life as an ostomate. Many nurses will advise this for postoperative stoma patients and many do find it a useful way to begin coping, sometimes giving their stoma a humorous name by which to refer to it.…

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14th December 2017

Living with a hidden disability, you’re not alone! Read Natalie’s story and help her to make a change.

An article on the BBC website caught our eye recently, the story of Natalie Toper from London who was told: “have a stoma and live or don’t have one and die”. It’s a story that we have heard before, and one that many of our customers have lived through. What’s great about the story is…

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