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This is the place to come for help and advice from our in-house healthcare professionals and ostomates like yourself.

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Could ostomates benefit from therapy dogs?

8th August 2018

August 26th marks National Dog Day, a time to celebrate our four legged friends, and rightly so. Dogs are amazing creatures that can carry out a number of tasks, not...

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ASCN UK Annual Conference 2018 – Come and see us!

2nd August 2018

Between September 9th – 11th Oakmed will be heading down to the ICC in Birmingham to exhibit at the 6th annual meeting of the Association of Soma Care Nurses UK...

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What is a stoma cap and what can they be used for?

20th July 2018

Most ostomates will be familiar with the various sizes available for stoma pouches, but there is one more that many might not be as familiar with, the stoma cap. Much...

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The NHS turns 70 years old today

5th July 2018

One of the UK’s most important institutions, the NHS is celebrating its 70th birthday today. So what better time than to take a moment to appreciate the role the NHS...

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Can ostomates play football and other contact sports?

4th July 2018

As World Cup fever well and truly grips England, some people with a stoma might be wondering whether it’s safe to play football themselves. It’s a question that those who...

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Ostomates guide to dealing with hot weather

4th July 2018

It seems the UK is enjoying one of the hottest Summers on recent record, and whilst many will be taking advantage and enjoying the sun, it does present a few...

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