Ostomy & Pouch patient & carer support charity group for all. “Ostomy Mates” is a trademark of  Swindon-IA+  Reg. Charity  1038734

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Ostomy Mates members benefit from the quarterly Midlands IA journal which is for all ostomists and internal pouch patients. We can also get one of those official looking loo access cards…

Ostomy Mates are affiliated to a larger regional ostomy patient support group, Midlands IA, which is also a UK registered charity in its own right.

 In March, July and November, the Midlands IA publishes a magazine for its members in A5 format, the Midlands News Bulletin. Printing costs are met due to the support of major ostomy appliance manufacturers and suppliers in the UK who generously purchase advertising space within the magazine.

     The Midlands News Bulletin’s editorial team are all volunteers and view the many hours of work spent producing the magazine as a ‘labour of love’. Each affiliated local group is expected to produce a news report for each edition, outlining their groups activities and achievements.

 Readers are invited to submit articles, photographs, letters etc. for publication within the Midlands News Bulletin.