Pancaking Day

04 March, 2019

It’s Pancake Tuesday and so I thought I’d take a minute to talk about the OTHER kind of pancaking. Pancaking is when output is collected around the stoma instead of going into the bag. This is quite a common issue for ostomates and so I wanted to ask YOU for your tips, hints and tricks on dealing with this problem…

Swim with a stoma: free liverpool sessions

26 February, 2019

Colostomy UK are pleased to announce that our first Active Ostomates swimming session of 2019 will take place at Sport Liverpool on Wednesday April 10th from 3pm to 5pm.

Behind the scenes at a stoma care department

25 February, 2019

Have you ever wondered what life is like in a busy stoma care department? Well towards the end of last year I took the opportunity to find out and interviewed Judy Pullen who is the clinical nurse specialist in charge at the Great Western Hospitals NHS trust in Swindon…

2 Airports In One Day

20 February, 2019

Airport security is a major source of anxiety for many ostomates and we have been leading the conversation with UK airports as to how to improve the experience. Last Tuesday, Libby and Oliver attended two events for two airports…here is their insight into the progress and challenges in our pursuit of a stoma friendly society.

Stoma Friendly Toilets: 4 years later

18 February, 2019

Incredible as it may seem, our campaign to ensure that toilet facilities across the UK are stoma friendly is now in its fourth year. During this time we have focused on two things: Firstly, ostomates’ requirements in relation to the facilities themselves. Secondly, raising awareness of ‘hidden’ conditions and disabilities. Sadly, we still receive reports of ostomates being challenged and even having to endure verbal abuse for using accessible toilets.

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