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Australian Council Of Stoma Associations

This association publishes a journal ‘Ostomy Australia’, which contains interesting articles, stories and tips for persons living with a stoma.

The journal was established in 1992, and is published three times a year.  It is provided free to every member of an Australian Ostomy Association.

A pdf. version of the current and past issues can be downloaded from the Australian Council Of Stoma Association’s website.

Charter Healthcare

‘Charter’ journal is a publication for users of ostomy and continence products, produced by Coloplast UK.  It is available free to clinical nurse specialists and to all patients on Coloplast’s mailing list.

Contents of the journal cover topics including practical care, medical insights and psychological issues.

An ostomate can register to receive copies by telephoning 0800 132 787 (Charter Healthcare). Alternatively, some editions can be found online on the Charter Healthcare website.

Colostomy UK

This association produces an informative, quarterly, glossy magazine ‘Tidings’ for colostomates, their families and carers.  It is written specifically by the Colostomy Association, with contributions by ostomates and stoma care professionals.  Features include real life stories, the latest reviews on new stoma care products, ostomate tips, etc.

The latest issue or any back issues can be obtained by telephoning 0800 328 4257.  In addition, pdf. files of the latest issue or back issues are available to download on their website.



Complex Child

Complex Child is a free online only magazine.  The Urology and Nephrology section includes articles on urinary tract infections, cathing, urostomies, foley catheters, neurogenic bladder, voiding problems, abnormalities of the genitalia, kidney disorders and blood pressure regulation.

Federation Of New Zealand Ostomy Societies

The official journal, ‘N.Z. Ostomate’ of this association is published three times a year.  It is delivered free to all ostomates, whether they are members of the Society or not, being available from ostomy supply sources.

The journal features stories from ostomates, product and medical information, reports from local areas, useful contact information, and much more.

It can also be downloaded from their website.


Fittleworth, the medical home delivery company, offers clients a printed newsletter - the ‘Fittleworth Post’.  An electronic version is sent to everyone, who has subscribed via their main website.

The newsletter contains interesting stories, diary dates and useful information.

The latest issue and back issues are also available to download.

Hollister USA

The quarterly ‘Secure Start’ publication is created by Hollister for the American market, but it is available worldwide.  It is designed specifically for ostomates.

The newsletter includes ostomate stories, product information, company news, the latest insurance reimbursement updates, questions and answers with Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses (WOC nurses), ostomy community news and events.

The publication is delivered free to mailing list members via email, and ostomates can subscribe online to receive the publication.

Ileostomy And Internal Pouch Support Group

This support group publishes the IA journal, which is sent to all IA members, quarterly, free of charge in March, June, September and December.

The journal is a valuable source of regular information for both ileostomates and internal pouch patients.  It normally includes various articles about new products and appliance equipment, ostomy management, and many other matters involving life with an ileostomy or internal pouch.  There are usually several pages of letters from members and personal stories.  In addition, the journal keeps members in touch with what is happening within the IA.

A sample of the journal, and some recent articles can be view online.

SecuriCare (Medical)

SecuriCare (Medical) produce a six-monthly journal ‘Hand In Hand’, which is available on request to stoma patients.

The magazine covers many aspects of ostomy life, stoma care and management advice, with letters, inspirational stories, poems, recipe ideas, etc.  In addition, there are features about the SecuriCare company, and the products of its sister company, CliniMed.

A paper copy of ‘Hand In Hand’ is available by telephoning SecuriCare’s Careline on

0800 585 125.


Select’ Magazine is the magazine published by the Select Home Delivery company.  The popular magazine contains patient stories, articles, new product information, hints and tips, and more.

Registered users receive the Select magazine annually.  To be added to the mailing list, please email  The most recent copy can be downloaded from the website.

United Ostomy Associations Of America

The Phoenix magazine provides solutions to the many challenges of living with a colostomy, ileostomy, urostomy or continent diversion (J-pouch, Kock pouch, etc.).  From skin care to nutrition to intimacy, in-depth articles written by medical professionals, authors and ostomates show readers how to return to a full and rewarding life with an ostomy.  Topics addressed in each eighty-page issue include:

     Advice from medical professionals.

 New ostomy products.

 Skin care and treatment.

 Odour control.

 Sex and intimacy.

 Emotional and psychological issues.

 Diet and exercise.

 Surgery techniques and advancements.

 Personal stories of recovery.

Get instant access to The Phoenix magazine by ordering the Premier Online Version.  Read the magazine through any web browser on a computer, iPad or any other device that ostomates can browse the internet.  Subscriptions to the Premier Online Edition are valid for one year and renew automatically.  Click here for a free preview.

Urostomy Association

The ‘UA Journal’ is published three times a year, and is distributed to members of the association, to stoma nurses, consultant urologists and other interested healthcare professionals.

This journal provides an interesting forum for people, who have undergone urinary diversion surgery and those associated with them, by offering up-to-date information news and advice. The journal also provides membership details, and news about activities of the Urostomy Association, including branch details.

Mitrofanoff Support

The Mitrofanoff support group publish a journal online with articles covering charity news, fundraising, details of patient education days and other general information of interest for people, who are living with a Mitrofanoff.

Ostomy Canada Society

The Ostomy Canada Society offers a full-colour magazine ‘Ostomy Canada’  (by subscription), which is dedicated to the interests of ostomates, their families, friends and carers.  It is published twice a year and is sent to all members and supporters of the Ostomy Canada Society.

Subscriptions to Ostomy Canada are now available to individuals residing in the United States.

Ostomy Canada Society

The Ostomy Canada Connects is a newsletter outlining current events of the Ostomy Canada Society and is published ten times per year.  It is sent to all presidents of chapters affiliated with Ostomy Canada Society or anyone interested in being added to the email list.  The most recent issue is available to view online.


On request, Medilink, the home delivery company for ostomy appliances, offer a free magazine, ‘Linkline’, to all ostomates on their company mailing list.

The magazine keeps ostomates informed about the Medilink home delivery service, Salts Healthcare products, nurse news, updates of all the Associations, customer feedback, industry news and various forthcoming events.

The latest ‘Linkline’ magazine can be read online.


Respond offer a very useful magazine, Connect. This is full of real life stories, hints and tips and great advice in respect of many ostomy lifestyle subjects.

Several issues can be found by clicking Connect.