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DO YOU HAVE AN OSTOMY? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PAID FOR YOUR OPINIONS?
EMS research are going to be conducting some PAID research with Ostomy patients who use
EITHER HOLLISTER OR DANSAC STOMA APPLIANCES
It will involve being on the computer for approx 45 mins per day for 4 days in February
YOU WILL BE PAID £90 AS A THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME
If you are interested – please call
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The Stoma Teams from Bristol Hospitals are having an open day on 24/3/12.
This day is being organized by & is aimed at all stoma patients.
UK Wins First Prize for World Ostomy Day 2009
World Ostomy Day takes place every three years. This was celebrated on 3rd October 2009. The worldwide campaign in the lead up to this day is designed to raise awareness by highlighting to the general public and global community the challenges faced by ostomates. The theme for 2009 was "Reaching Out".
The UK embarked on a campaign designed to ‘reach the masses’ with activity including targeting highly populated city centres with an interactive exhibition stand within several leading UK Shopping Malls including Manchester, Glasgow, Reading and Birmingham.
In addition to education and the chance to talk to a representative from the specialist nursing organisation, WCET UK, and representatives from the patient support groups, IA, UA, CA and the children’s’ charity BreakAway, activities such as free face painting for the children were offered as this provided an opportunity to talk to the adults. The time it took to paint the childrens’ faces gave the adults an opportunity to learn more about World Ostomy Day, buy promotional items and make donations.
Branded promotional items such as attractive canvas shopping bags (bags for life), trendy wristbands and pin badges were available for a minimum donation in addition to a free prize draw to win a Nintendo Wii.
In recognition of the intense level of activity and success in terms of communicating with the general public on mass, the UK entry was awarded first prize in the European Region of the Merit Award sponsored worldwide by Coloplast.
Commenting on the award, Anne Demick, national secretary of IA, said “We are delighted that the UK has been recognised in this way and it is a wonderful end to our 2009 campaign. The activity does not finish here and we will continue to develop more weird and wonderful ways to get our messages across to the UK general public.”
For further information please contact:
Anne Demick, National Secretary, IA
Telephone: 0800 0184 724, email: email@example.com
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Department of Health Consultation:
Arrangements under Part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and incontinence appliances and related services to Primary Care.
An overview of the new arrangements under Part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and urology appliances – and related services – in primary care has been published on the Department of Health website at:
Some of the key points are:
- The new arrangements were implemented on 1 April 2010.
- Dispensing Appliance Contractors (DACs) and Pharmacy Contractors (PCs) who dispense prescriptions can choose to offer either Essential Services or Essential Services plus either both or one of the Advanced Services.
- Essential services that must be provided include a repeat dispensing service, appropriate advice, a home delivery service and a supply of wipes and disposal bags.
- There is also a requirement to provide urgent supplies, prior to receipt of a prescription, provided the prescriber undertakes to provide a prescription within 72 hours.
- Advanced services include stoma appliance customisation and appliance use reviews (AURs).
- AURs must be conducted by a specialist nurse working on behalf of the DAC or PC or by a pharmacist, either in the home of the user or at the DAC or PC premises, where there must be a specially designated area for confidential consultation, away from areas to which the public have access. At all times, these specialists must maintain close contact with the NHS healthcare professional looking after the user and also their General Practitioner and advise of any proposed changes. The request for an AUR must be prompted by the patient and not the contractor.
- All contractors must be able to describe to patients how the electronic prescription service will work when it is available
- The new arrangements have been put in place to ensure that DACs operate within a similar clinical governance framework to PCs and that PCs offer a similar level of service as the DACs. The Department of Health lists the key aims as:
- Maintain – and where applicable – improve patient care;
- Ensure equitable payment to DACs and PCs for the provision of equivalent services;
- Achieve transparency between what is paid for services and what is reimbursed for items.
- The detail is in the remuneration and reimbursement arrangements that apply to the contractors (DAC & PC).
Please note that these arrangements do not apply to dispensing GPs, who will continue as before. If you have any queries, please contact the UA National Secretary.
Cancer patients will be exempt from prescription charges
From 1st April 2009, cancer patients will be exempt from prescription charges. People who have cancer, and are currently paying prescription charges should ask their GP, or other healthcare professionals for details of the new scheme, to ensure that they are registered for the new exemption.