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A guide on the best ostomy magazines

There are many ostomy magazines and publications regularly produced which offer advice and information by various ostomy support charities or by ostomy product manufacturers.

Ostomy magazines

We take a look at some of the ostomy magazines currently available around the world, where you can get them, what content you can expect to find and how much they cost. 

UK

Tidings

Tidings is a quarterly magazine by the UK Colostomy Association with contributions from ostomates and stoma care professionals for Colostomates and their families. It provides supportive information and educational material, along with latest product news. 

Cost: Delivered free to members of the CA or can be obtained as a free PDF download on their website

IA journal

The IA Journal is a quarterly magazine by the UK Ileostomy Association. The magazine includes information about new products, ostomy management and other sources of information for both ileostomists and internal pouch patients. 

Cost: Delivered free to members of the IA or selected issues can be obtained as a free PDF download on their website

UA journal

The UA Journal is published three times a year by the UK Urostomy Association for members of the association, Stoma Nurses and healthcare professionals. It provides information and advice for people who have undergone urinary diversion. 

Cost: Delivered free to UA members, Stoma Care Nurses and healthcare professionals. 

The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief is a quarterly newsletter by UK based Healthcare company Pelican Healthcare. The newsletter provides customers and ostomates with latest product news and advice. 

Cost: Delivered free to mailing list members and is available free to download as a PDF from their website

The Pelican Post

The Pelican Post is the young ostomates equivalent of the Pelican Brief. It focuses on paediatric products and advice along with fun activities such as puzzles and competitions.

Cost: Delivered free to mailing list members and is available free to download as a PDF from their website

Ostomy News

Ostomy News is a quarterly newsletter by the charity Ostomy Lifestyle. It provides information on where donations are making a difference, as well as upcoming events in your local area and product updates from suppliers. 

Cost: Delivered free to subscribers by post or email. Also available free to download as a PDF from their website

USA and Canada

The Phoenix

The Phoenix magazine is published quarterly and is the official publication of the United Ostomy Associations of America. It is aimed at patients living with a colostomy, ilesostomy, urostomy or continent diversion. It covers everything from ordering ostomy supplies to skin care and treatment, advice from medical professionals and personal ostomates stories. 

Cost: Subscription fee for one year - $29.95 or two year - $49.95.

Ostomy Canada

Ostomy Canada is a biannual magazine by the United Ostomy Association of Canada for ostomates, their families and carers. It offers updated product information and motivational personal stories. 

Cost: Delivered free to members and available on subscription worldwide. 

Australia and New Zealand

Ostomy Australia

Ostomy Australia is a quarterly magazine by Australia Council of Stoma Associations. It offers tips and advice for people living with a stoma. 

Cost: Free to every member of an Australian Ostomy Association or can obtained as a free PDF download on their website

NZ Ostomate 

NZ Ostomate is the official magazine of Federation of New Zealand Ostomy Societies which is published three times a year. The journal features stories from ostomates, product and medical information, reports from local areas and useful contact information.

Cost: Free to all Federation of New Zealand Ostomy Society members or can be obtained as a free PDF download on their website

 

  • Eakin have recently started to send a monthly e-newsletter for both ostomates and healthcare professionals who sign up to receive product updates along with lifestyle advice, skincare issues, case studies using Eakin products and much more. If you are interested in signing up for a monthly e-newsletter please sign up on our eakin.eu homepage
If there are any ostomy magazines in your country which we haven’t listed here please feel free to leave the details below.