Stomas in Parliament - driving a 'call to action'

Coloplast UK and Four Communications

People with a stoma face many physical and emotional challenges. However, access to specialist stoma care is highly variable across the UK. Coloplast UK, in partnership with Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, Urostomy Association, and Colostomy UK articulated the challenges people with stomas face, in order to inspire conversations amongst patients, clinicians, and policymakers on how to solve them. ‘Stomas in Parliament’ saw members of the stoma community carry ‘calls to action’ in a baton from patients to policymakers, before a Parliamentary reception with 20+ MPs. Chi Onwurah MP mentioned Stomas in Parliament in opening remarks when she brought forward her Bowel Conditions (Assessment) Bill (October 2022).