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award-winning stoma and continence service

Specialists in stoma and continence care
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Award-winning service 

Whatever stoma or continence care product you need, as long as it’s available on prescription you can rely on us to deliver it quickly and with absolute discretion.

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our care range 

We champion quality of life for people living with a stoma and continence issues.
Our care range of products are designed to solve a wide variety of stoma related problems.

global assistance

Our global assistance service is here to help you with emergency stoma supplies when you are travelling outside of the UK.

a real hero’s story

My name is Paul Ian Wilkie, I was born in Perth Scotland in 1970 and joined the Armed Forces when I was 18. I served all over the world with the Royal Engineers in a multitude of units ranging from Amphibious, Combat, Bomb Disposal, Armoured, & Field Park. I even...

meet lynette

Lynette Robson-Rose is one of Respond's community nurses. She completed her nurse training at Nottingham University in 2004 and then worked for 3 years on a General Surgical Ward at Lincoln County Hospital. During this time, she developed a particular interest in...

heather’s story

I am a 41 year old mother of three and have a supportive gorgeous hubby. I was diagnosed with Chron's disease in my 20's and suffered quite badly and was in remission for 20 years. I stopped taking my medication and developed strictures (narrowing's in my large bowel,...

Flying with a stoma doesn’t need to be scary

This is the time of year when the excitement about summer holidays starts to build but for people with a stoma that excitement can be over shadowed by the fear of air travel.  As a hidden disability, the most common anxieties are centred around passing through airport...

WINNERS of the NHS DAC Patient Services Award

We had a fantastic evening at Alton Towers last Thursday for the BHTA Awards ceremony evening, hosted by the admirable Simon Weston CBE. We are extremely proud to share with you that we WON the DAC patient service awards based on our fantastic service to you. Thank...

HIGHLY COMMENDED Certificate for Most Effective Marketing Award

We were also HIGH COMMENDED for the most effective marketing award. This was recognised for our Connect magazines that are produced and published for you. The magazines are filled with associations support, customers stories along with recipes, puzzles and news from...

my first holiday with two stoma bags!

Laura Mackenzie from Wemyss Bay Scotland has two stomas a urostomy and a colostomy. She has recently returned from a week in the Algarve and had a super time. ‘I have always been a frequent airline passenger for both work and holidays, but this was my...

surviving with cancer

In January this year I was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. After three rounds of chemotherapy I was approved for major surgery. I had a fourth round of treatment and then went to Aberdeen for my operation. I had a full hysterectomy, my appendix, spleen and...

couch potato to brighton half

Every year Respond Healthcare raise money for a chosen charity in order to support and promote such a great cause. This year Respond have teamed up with the GetYourBellyOut campaign as 'Fundraising Partners' and we plan to take part and host many exciting and...

security staff trained at Belfast Airport

We have carried out specialist training with security staff at Belfast International Airport with the aim of creating awareness of people travelling with stomas. A stoma is an opening made on the abdomen through which bodily waste can pass into a stoma bag and in...


We have a wide range of brochures offering advice, tips and practical help

returning to work

Thinking about getting back to work after your operation and what you need to plan for?

tips for travelling

Practical advice on how to plan and enjoy your travel or holiday

our nurses

Here’s a list of frequently asked colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy questions and answers, expertly answered.

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