Patients Industry Professionals Forum – PIPs

The PIPs Forum is a partnership between Patient Groups, Industry and Professional Groups involved in stoma and continence care, which officially launched in 2001 to address issues and challenges for patients, professionals and industry working in stoma and continence  care.

PIPs Forum stoma and urinary continence guidelines for prescribers are available now; please scroll to the bottom of this page to download these, together with the Collaborative Standards written with industry.

PIPs Forum
c/o The Loom
Suite 4.06
14 Gowers Walk
E1 8PY
Tel: 020 7702 2141
Fax: 020 7680 4048

Participating organisations

User support groups

IA (the ileostomy and internal pouch Support Group)

British Colostomy Association


Urostomy Association of Great Britain and Ireland

Professional groups

Association for Continence Advice

Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland Nurses Forum

Association for Nurse Prescribing

Association of Stoma Care Nurses (formerly World Council of Enterostomal Therapists UK)

Paediatric Stoma Nurse Group


Royal College of Nursing

Industry groups

British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA):

Dispensing Appliance Contractors

Stoma & Continence Product Manufacturers

PIPs Types of Stoma guidelines – Jan 2014.pdf

PIPs Stoma prescribing guidelines – Jan 2014.pdf

PIPs Urinary continence guidelines with additional information – Jan 2014.pdf

PIPs Collaborative Standards 6th edition 2014.pdf