Stoma Tips is a free biannual magazine full of practical information and inspiring stories to help ostomates live with comfort and confidence.

As an independent and unbiased free magazine, we provide clear, frank and honest advice on ostomy products to help readers find the stoma routine that works best for them.

We also encourage people to open up about their stoma and to break down the stigmas and taboos that can keep them silent. Stoma Tips is a place for ostomates to share stories of things that have made them laugh and smile, as well as the more challenging moments.

Our aim is to help ostomates of all ages and backgrounds live a life that’s as active, social and independent as before.


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Reading Stoma Tips is completely free and can be done in a number of ways. To have a copy sent to your home address or your department just complete our order form here. If you work with a charity, clinic or support group and you would like to order multiple copies, please email your name, the name of your organisation and how many copies you would like to Benjamin.Wakefield@markallengroup.com

Alternatively you can read every issue published online with our easy to use digital page turner. Pick from our issues below and start reading in seconds.

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Stoma Tips is looking for articles about life with an ostomy. We welcome guides to getting the best out of particular stoma accessories or to navigating challenging situations, as well as personal stories about the highs and lows of life with an ostomy.

You are welcome to contribute an article to any of our four sections:

  • Stoma stories – Personal experiences of living with an ostomy, in ostomates’ own words
  • Pouch life – How to make sure an ostomy isn’t a barrier to living the life you want, from people with a stoma of their own
  • Ostomy essentials – Guides on how to manage a stoma and take care of problems, written by qualified health professionals
  • Gut together – Providing services and support for people with a stoma, submitted by companies, charities and support groups

The style can be chatty or formal, funny or serious, depending on what works best for you. Articles can be anywhere between 400 and 1600 words, and accompanying photos are very welcome. Any scientific claims should make it clear where the information comes from

Articles should be emailed as a Microsoft Word document to the editor, and all images should be sent separately in the highest resolution possible. If you haven’t written before, or if grammar isn’t your strongest point, don’t be put off! The editor is on hand to help with the nuts and bolts of writing.

If you have any ideas or questions, please email the editor at benjamin.wakefield@markallengroup.com


Editor: Benjamin Wakefield (benjamin.wakefield@markallengroup.com)

Consultant Editor: John Walsh, founder of StomaWise

Editorial board

  • Rebecca Davenport, Director of Nursing Services, Hollister
  • Sinéad Kelly O’Flynn, Clinical Research Nurse, Cork, Ireland
  • Yvette Perston, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Queen Elizabeth, Hospital Birmingham
  • Vicky Preece, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
  • Elaine Swan, Colorectal Nurse Consultant, Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

Commerical Manager: Samuel Eades (samuel.eades@markallengroup.com)

Publisher: Andrew Iafrati (andrew.iafrati@markallengroup.com)


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