Early Summer News from NAMS

Recipes for the warmer weather

If you’d like to make changes to your diet, but you’re not sure where to start, or if you’re feeling constricted by what you’re able to eat due to your stoma, Ostomates Kitchen provides recipes designed specifically for you.

The recipes have been thoughtfully created by Chef Sylvain Gachot, and Dietitian Laura Coster. If there are foods you know don’t agree with your stoma, Laura can suggest alternatives and not just that – if you’d like to try a more plant-based approach, there is also a recipe book for vegetarians and vegans.

Take control of your healthcare needs

If you haven’t yet heard of the Airmid app, it’s worth investigating. The app is designed to give you more control over your personal health.

Benefits include; access to your medical records, online appointments, medication management and a direct messaging service. This video tutorial will guide you on what to do and you can find out more information at airmidcares.co.uk


Stoma clinics

Did you know we have clinics in three locations across Nottinghamshire? The clinics are held in the following locations:

  • Monday afternoons in the Education Centre at Kingsmill Hospital, Mansfield
  • Tuesday afternoons at The Old Library Building, Memorial Avenue, Worksop
  • Monday to 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 at home

If you would like to join one of these clinics, or see one of our Stoma Nurses, please call us at NAMS on 0800 085 3745. 

Men’s Health Week, 12th-18th June

Men’s Health Week is an important annual event to raise awareness about the unique health challenges faced by men and encourages them to prioritize their well-being. It serves as a platform to address physical and mental health issues, such as prostate cancer, heart disease, mental health stigma, and the importance of regular check-ups. Men’s Health Week encourages open conversations, and is an opportunity to emphasise the significance of self-care, preventive measures, and seeking support when needed, ultimately empowering men to lead healthier and happier lives. 

Andy Adamson is Fittleworth’s Spinal Cord Injury Specialist.

He plays a pivotal role as a primary contact for patients joining the Fittleworth service, working closely with the Navigator team to ensure the best level of care is provided. Dedicated to his mission, he travels up and down the country, visiting Spinal Care Units and connecting with nurses and patients with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).

Andy’s personal journey has been marked by immense challenges, allowing him to empathise with the courage and resilience required to embark on the journey of rebuilding life after a spinal injury. In this article, he candidly shares insights into his career trajectory, both before and after his accident, shedding light on his current way of life and the profound impact it has had on him. Resilience and Reinvention: My Career Journey Post-Spinal Cord Injury

Last and by no means least, we are celebrating Pride Month this June. Pride Month is an annual celebration and recognition of the LGBTQ+ community. LGBTQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and other diverse sexual and gender identities.

It takes place every year in June and serves as a time to honour the LGBTQ+ rights movement, commemorate historical milestones, and promote visibility, acceptance, and equality for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather and we’ll be in touch again soon with further news and updates.