Useful links

Useful links

Beating Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is the second biggest cancer killer in the UK. Only lung cancer kills more people. 35,500 people will be diagnosed with the disease this year, and around half of these will die.


The UK's leading cancer information site: your one-stop site with over 6,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Colon Cancer Concern

Bowel Cancer UK is a leading charity dedicated to raising awareness of bowel cancer, improving the quality of life of those affected by the disease, and, ultimately, reducing deaths from the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK, affecting men and women equally

Colostomy Association

The Colostomy Association was set up in November 2005 to provide support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who may be about to have, or already has a colostomy. Appropriate support and advice is also provided to families and carers both before and after surgery.

CUI Wear

A proprietary support system which is unobtrusive and conceals the appliance within the underwear.

Department of Health

Government web site providing health and social care policy, guidance and publications.

Great Comebacks® Award Programme

The Great Comebacks® Programme began in 1984 under the leadership of Rolf Benirschke, with support from ConvaTec.

Health Protection Agency

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) is an independent body that protects the health and well-being of the population.


IA is a UK registered charity whose primary aim is to help people who have to undergo surgery which involves the removal of their colon (known as a colectomy) and the creation of either an ileostomy or an ileo-anal pouch.


ncontact is a leading national organisation that provides information and support to people with bladder and bowel problems, their carers and health professionals that look after them


The National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC) brings together people of all ages who have Ulcerative Colitis or Crohn’s Disease, their families and the health professionals involved in their care.

National Patient Safety Agency

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is concerned with improving the safety and quality of care through reporting, analysing and learning from adverse incidents and 'near misses' involving NHS patients.


The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

NIHR - National Institute for Health Research

The National Institute for Health Research provides a key mechanism through which the Department of Health will deliver the new R&D strategy set out in 'Best Research for Best Health'.

PPA - Drug Tariff

The electronic Drug Tariff provides access to the current edition of the National Health Service Drug Tariff for England and Wales.


SASH stoma support and parastomal hernia belts are suitable for Colostomy, Ileostomy, Urostomy, Umbilical and waistline Insisional hernias

The Continence Foundation

The Continence Foundation is an excellent site for resources


Information on the resources and services available within the NHS.

The NHS Confederation

The NHS Confederation brings together the full range of organisations that make up the modern NHS in the UK. It acts as an independent force in the drive for better health and healthcare.

Urostomy Association

The Association was formed in 1971 as the Urinary Conduit Association to help people who are about to undergo or have undergone surgery resulting in diversion of the urinary stream. In 1984 the name was changed to the Urostomy Association (UA).

White Rose

White Rose Collection Ltd bring you useful products to make life with a stoma more comfortable, including Ladies and Men's underwear, swimwear and accessories.