Welcome to NAMS April Newsletter.
April is Stress Awareness Month
After some of the most challenging and difficult years in recent times, it is no surprise to learn that more of us are experiencing stress and anxiety in our life. nhs.uk have a great website with ideas and on how to manage your stress. The top stress busters are;
Connect with people
Have some “me time”
Avoid unhealthy habits
Help other people
Try to be positive
For more information on these areas and helpful guides just click on the link below.
10 stress busters – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Whilst we hope our NAMS patients will only order stock when needed, we recognise that sometimes circumstances may mean that you end up with unused items. One charity that you can send unused products to is Jacobs Well.
Jacob’s Well Appeal distribute stoma supplies to poorer countries where patients have to pay for their supplies and the price of the items is often beyond most peoples wages. Without these bags the patients are effectively housebound and there life is very desperate. Jacob’s Well Appeal are very grateful to receive any donation of unwanted Ostomy products including pouches (even if they have been pre-cut). They can also accept lotions, powder, sprays, gels and wipes – provided they are unopened.
You can either post them via the post office, using www.parcelmonkey.co.uk or www.myhermes.co.uk which usually works out cheaper for items over 2kg. They can come and pick up the item from your home and courier it to us.
Their address is
Jacob’s Well Appeal,
Jacob’s Well Yard,
Did you know we have clinics in 3 locations across Nottinghamshire?
The clinics are held on Monday afternoons in the Education Centre at Kingsmill Hospital, Mansfield. Tuesday afternoons at The Old Library Building, Memorial Avenue, Worksop. And Monday – Saturday at NAMS, Unit 1, Phoenix Centre, Millennium Way West, Nottingham.
In addition to these clinics, we can organise review by video, or for those of you less mobile we can visit you are home
If you would like to see one of our Stoma Nurses please call us at NAMS on 0800 085 3745.
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
29th May 2023
28th August 2023
25th Dec 2023
26th Dec 2023