Tidings magazines

With over 23,000 readers nationwide, Tidings is the UK’s most read magazine for ostomates, their families and their carers.

Released every quarter, each issue of Tidings contains real life stories, features on ostomate issues, updates from the Colostomy Association as well as information on the latest products, government legislation and medical advice.

Tidings is written specifically by the Colostomy Association with contributions from ostomates and stoma care professionals. Subscription to Tidings is completely free – just follow this link or contact us to get the latest copy posted through your door.

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Year 2017

Tidings Summer 2017, Issue 46Tidings Summer 2017, Issue 46

Inside...Looking back and moving forward, Colostomy Day, Diverticular Disease, Focusing on a better life, Irrigation Past and Present, Dear Nurse, Readers Writes and much more

Tidings Spring 2017, Issue 45Tidings Spring 2017, Issue 45

Inside...Your chance to win £2500! Obtaining stoma supplies, From one ostomate to another, Irrigation and you, Skin care, Diverticulitis, Online support, Dear Nurse, Readers writes and much more

Tidings Winter 2017, Issue 44Tidings Winter 2017, Issue 44

Inside...Colostomy Association 50th Anniversary, Stoma Aid - one year one, Granulomas explained, Real life stories, To irrigate or not to irrigate, Travel tips, JOSH, Facebook, Dear Nurse and Readers Writes

Year 2016

Tidings Autumn 2016, Issue 43Tidings Autumn 2016, Issue 43

Inside...Finding a new challenge, the first five years after cancer, looking forwards not backwards, from one ostomate to another, young adults page, JOSH, Stoma aid, Dear Nurse, Readers writes and much more...

Tidings Summer 2016, Issue 42Tidings Summer 2016, Issue 42

Inside...Managing a parastomal hernia, life with a wet stoma, going to a music festival, life aboard a narrow boat, Colostomy Day 2016, Dear Nurse, Irrigation, Readers writes and much more

Tidings Spring 2016, Issue 41Tidings Spring 2016, Issue 41

Inside...Special feature: holiday & travel including hints and tips for travellers and holiday insurance, hernias and hernia support, from a carers perspective, colostomy day 2016, Stoma aid, dear nurse, readers writes and much more

Tidings Winter 2016, Issue 40Tidings Winter 2016, Issue 40

Inside...A guide for new ostomates, From a carer's perspective, Pathways to a colostomy, A day in the life of a volunteer, Stoma Aid, A better quality of life, Irrigation, Dear Nurse, Readers rights and much more

Year 2015

Tidings Autumn 2015, Issue 39Tidings Autumn 2015, Issue 39

Inside...10th Anniversary Presentations, Prescription Management, What A Difference An Operation Or Two Can Make, From One Ostomate To Another, Stoma Aid, Irrigation, Dear Nurse, Readers Writes and much more...

Tidings Summer 2015, Issue 38Tidings Summer 2015, Issue 38

Inside...Cover Story...Artist and Ostomate, CA News 10th Anniversary, Four Years On, Pathway To A Colostomy, Pathway To A Reversal, Employment Rights, Prolapse and Retracted Stomas, What Should I Eat? Dear Nurse, Readers Rights, From One Ostomate To Another and much more...

Tidings Spring 2015, Issue 37Tidings Spring 2015, Issue 37

Inside...Cover Story...Get Well And Be Positive, CA News, New Products, Colostomy Reversal, What Should I Eat? Happy Stomaversary, Dear Nurse, Readers Writes and much more...

Tidings Winter 2015, Issue 36Tidings Winter 2015, Issue 36

Inside...Cover Story...Patient Associations attend Stoma Care Nurses' Conference, New Year messages, Update on new products and services, CA news, CA 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Dear Nurse, Readers Writes, Aled's Story, You Only Live Twice, Addendum to Wills article, Sex and the stoma, JOSH and much more...

Year 2014

Tidings Autumn 2014, Issue 35Tidings Autumn 2014, Issue 35

Inside...Cover Story...Dreams Do Come True, Update On New Products And Services, A New Lease Of Life, I Survived, Coming To Terms With A Colostomy, The Rectal Stump explained, The MACE Procedure Explained, Obtaining Prescription Supplies, Irrigation, Dear Nurse, Readers' Writes and much more.

Tidings Summer 2014, Issue 34Tidings Summer 2014, Issue 34

Inside...Cover story...Trevor living life to the full, Other readers share their experiences, Fistulae explained, Choosing the right pouch, Irrigation and You, Readers' writes, Dear Nurse and much more...

Tidings Spring 2014, Issue 33Tidings Spring 2014, Issue 33

Inside...Cover story...Introducing our new president, Mr Ian Daniels FRCS...Pathways to a Colostomy...Irrigation and You...Bowel Cancer Screening...Dear Nurse...Travel Hints and Tips and much more

Tidings Winter 2014, Issue 32Tidings Winter 2014, Issue 32

Inside...Cover story...Jo-Ann's second chance at life...Additional products...Irrigation and You, Readers' writes...Dear Nurse and much more

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