LAMS January Newsletter

Happy New Year to you all.  Did you know that National Compliment Day is January 24th ?

National Compliment Day helps promote others to be kind to those around them. Who doesn’t love a good compliment? It boosts your self-esteem, makes you feel great about yourself and overall puts you in a better mood.

Many studies have shown that compliments can have positive effects to the one receiving the compliment and the one giving it. Having such positive interactions between people can improve environments such as the workplace and the home.

Fun facts:

One study showed that receiving a compliment has the same effects as receiving cash reward

Smiling burns calories

Smiling causes less wrinkles than frowning

Those whose eyes wrinkle when smiling are more sincere

Why don’t you see how many peoples day you can make better by giving a compliment?

 Online ordering

Did you know that you are able to request your medication directly from your personal health record?

If you have access to the internet and would like to know more about this, then please ask our coordinators when you next call in.

 Stoma support groups

Would you like to be in touch with other individuals who may have shared the same experiences as you? The following groups all welcome new members and contact details are below;

Colostomy UK; Support – Colostomy UK – Supporting and empowering you

Ileostomy association We are strong – Ileostomy & Internal Pouch Association

Urostomy association. The Urostomy Association – Support & Information for patients and carers

 Connect Prescription Services Website

We will be posting live information on the service phone-lines on the website. There’s information on how to order your prescriptions, frequently asked questions, and some useful contacts. The link to access this is below;

 Ways to Order

In addition to telephoning in your order you can also email your prescription when it is due. Simply confirm your details (Name, DOB, address) and the items required. We will process the request and respond to your email with confirmation of receipt. Please forward your request to;


Please be aware, if you are planning a holiday to order your supplies within plenty of time.

 Busy times on the phone lines

Our busy periods on the phone lines tend to be Monday all day.

Our quietest times on the phones tend to be our extended hours between 17.00-20.00 Monday and Wednesday and Saturday mornings between 09.00-13.00.

Bank Holiday Closed Dates 2023

7th April 2023

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