“Talking to people makes a world of difference”

Even though stoma surgery can be life enhancing - and often is - most patients will go through periods of self-doubt. Salts has a range of support services to help. Join patient support groups or attend open days and exhibitions to keep yourself updated. Regular patient meetings take place to allow you to meet other ostomists face-to-face; and the FREE delivery service, Medilink, has walk-in customer service centres and a 24-hour helpline for advice when you need it.

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Salts runs a series of sessions all over the UK, giving talks on the issues that affect you every day, from leaks to skin protection. It’s a chance to meet with other ostomists and get specialist advice, while learning more about Salts products and how to use them. Here’s a list of the upcoming meetings happening near you:


Call Freephone 0800 626 388 for more information and to let us know you are coming.
The dates and venues are as follows:

Coffee Morning/Meeting:
  • Wednesday 8th February 2017
  • 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • St Mark’s at Northwick Park Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 3UJ

Stoma Care Clinic (For problematic stoma and/or AUR):
  • Tuesday 24th January 2017
  • Tuesday 21st March 2017
  • 9am – 4.00pm
  • Birmingham Central Medilink Branch
  • You must call Freephone 0800 626388 to book an appointment slot

Patient Support Group:
  • Saturday 11th February 2017
  • 10.00am – 12.00pm
  • Bradford and Airedale Cancer Centre,
  • 44 Smith Lane, Bradford, BD9 6DA
  • For more details, call Stoma Care Nurse, Lisa Hall, on 07552276747

Moray Ostomates
  • 1st April from 1pm-4pm
  • Moray Resource Centre, Masondieu Road, Elgin IV30 1RX
  • Speaker Mr MacIntyre on stomas - ante and post op Contact Meggie 01343 552449 or Kathleen 07789684285

Scottish Open Days

The Inverness Branch will be holding a Health & Wellbeing Open Day at the following venue:-

Eight Acres Hotel
  • Morriston Road,
  • Elgin
  • IV30 6UL
  • Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2017
  • Time: 2-5pm

Dundee Branch will be holding a Health & Wellbeing Open Day at the following venue:-
Apex Hotel
  • 14th October 2016
  • 1 W Victoria Dock Road
  • Dundee
  • DD1 3JP
  • Date: Friday 27th October 2017
  • Time: 11am-2pm

Useful linksMore info

Organisation Web address

Arthritis Research UK
Bladder and Bowel Foundation
British Dietetic Association
Cancer help UK
Colostomy Association
Diabetes UK
Disabled Living
Health Professions Council
IA (The Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group)
Independent Living Association
Inside Out Stoma Support Group
International Ostomy Association
Macmillan Cancer Relief
National Association for Colitis and Chrohn's
Nutritionist Resource
Oxfordshire Ostomy Fellowship
Swindon Ileostomy Association
The Urostomy Association
Wessex Urology Support Group
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