Information for Medical Professionals

The Colostomy Association provides a range of services and literature to medical professionals:

  • Mail out service for Open Days. We do not charge nurses for this.
  • A local volunteer to offer support to new patients if required
  • Volunteers to attend local meetings if required
  • Literature and factsheets offering support and advice to ostomates (Posted within the UK only, you may download the information if you are outside the UK)

All our volunteers have a colostomy and have undergone a specialised training programme.

Stoma Prescribing Guidelines

For information on what needs to be considered when prescribing supplies please click here.

Literature and factsheets
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Support Literature for Professionals

We have a comprehensive list of support literature available. To order, please fill in your details in the form below and submit your requirements.

Book/Leaflet Title Quantity
Welcome Pack (folder with Tidings, living with and travel booklet)
Tidings Magazine (A4, back copies may be included)
Active Ostomates: Sport and Fitness after stoma surgery
About Rectal Discharge
About Stoma Reversal
An Introduction to Irrigation
Colostomy Irrigation DVD - A Reference Tool For Clinical Nurse Specialists
Colostomy Irrigation And You DVD - An Educational DVD For Healthcare Professionals And Patients (1x free copy, additional copies cost £4.99)
Pain and Discomfort in the Rectum and Perineum following Stoma Surgery
Parastomal Hernias
Colonoscopy through the Stoma
Caring for Colostomates (A5 leaflet for carers)
Healthy Eating
Living With a Colostomy (A5 booklet)
How Will A Colostomy Affect Me? (A5 booklet)
One to One (CA Registration)
Sam has a stoma (A4 booklet for children)
Travel Advice
Travel Certificate

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