If you are interested in advertising on the ACA website or in the quarterly newsletter contact Fitwise at email@example.com. The ACA offers corporate membership to companies with an interest in continence care and advice.
Corporate Membership Benefits
Corporate Member Fee:
Corporate Member (UK & Ireland) £500 for one year
(please note VAT at 20% is applicable to this membership - price shown is exclusive of VAT)
Corporate Member (Overseas) £650 for one year
(please note VAT at 20% is applicable to this membership - price shown is exclusive of VAT)
As a corporate member of the ACA you will be have access to the following benefits
ACA Conference & Exhibition
- Corporate members will have three weeks priority booking of exhibition stand space at the ACA Annual Conference and Exhibition
- Corporate members will receive a corporate member’s certificate stating that the company is a corporate member, for display at ACA exhibitions and study days.
- A poster will be displayed at the conference registration desk thanking all corporate members by name for their continuing support of the Association.
- The conference and exhibition handbook will include a page with corporate members’ names and logos, thanking corporate members for their support.
The ACA’s quarterly Newsletter provides members with articles covering clinical issues, research, product news, information and updates on courses and conferences as well as regional and national news. This is circulated free of charge to members via a pdf link to the online digital newsletter.
- Pdf link to digital newsletter for each quarterly edition
- Corporate members will be able to place one product news piece in one of the 4 editions of the Newsletter, free of charge.
- There will be automatic acceptance of two corporate press statements per year in the Newsletter, though all press statements/photographs may be subject to editing. One press release per edition.
- The members section of the website provides information on latest research, regional updates, corporate links, a members’ discussion forum and much more including opportunity for website sponsorship. A personal password is issued to all new members to allow full access to the website: www.aca.uk.com
- Logo (with link to own company page) and company information entry will be listed on the Website under the Corporate Membership section
Use of ACA Corporate Member Logo
- Corporate members will be allowed to use the ACA corporate member’s logo on company headed paper, compliment slips and business cards.
- Where corporate membership is not renewed it is incumbent on the corporate member to cease using the logo with effect from the last day of the month of membership.
Directory of Members
This comprehensive directory of ACA members is an invaluable resource and is available online through the ACA members section of the website.
The ACA regional Branches provide local support for members and are run by a volunteer Committee of elected local members. Details of the ACA branches and Branch Organisers are provided on joining.
The ACA Branch Handbook has been produced to provide guidance and information for branch committee members.
Study Days are held regularly in the Branches. Education is seen as the single most important requirement of members. Branch activity programmes are varied, covering a mixture of clinical and professional issues combined with social and networking activities and opportunities to share experience.
ACA MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)
Understanding Continence Promotion: Effective Management of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction in Adults (available from FutureLearn at www.futurelearn.com )
This eight week course runs twice yearly and is free to access while running and for 14 days after it ends. One free upgrade per year will be provide per corporate company, which allows an individual unlimited access to the course materials for as long as it exists on FutureLearn and a certificate of achievement on completion of the course. For full details of how to register contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Companies may apply for their educational material to be endorsed by ACA. In these circumstances material is reviewed by the ACA Education Group for an agreed fee (see below). The Educational group would approve or recommend changes to the material as they see fit. The endorsement does not apply to product instructions and does not imply any support for the companies’ products and services. Items endorsed by ACA can carry the endorsement the relevant ACA endorsement logo.
Non Corporate Members
Book (+50 Pages)
Booklet (2 Pages + to 50 Pages)
In introducing these benefits the ACA recognises the contribution of its corporate members by maintaining the corporate membership fee at the current level.
ABENA is a leading manufacturer and provider of continence care products for all ages. We were the first manufacturer in the world to hold the Nordic Swan Eco-Label for disposable incontinence products and continue to innovate, bringing unique products to market. Our range of products also includes skincare, gloves, bed protection and an attractive range of washable
AGHealth is dedicated to improving women’s health by introducing innovative medical products to the NHS. We pursue this mission by partnering with forward-thinking manufacturers that have developed world-leading products and ensuring that customers receive high-level clinical training and resources. We are proud to have teamed up with Efemia to raise awareness of Stress Urinary Incontinence and introduce Efemia Bladder Support to the UK, a novel reusable vaginal insert available on NHS prescription.
Attends are a leading provider of continence products worldwide to consumers, retail and the NHS. Offering a full range of products for all levels and types of incontinence. The products are designed to provide outstanding leakage protection, skin dryness, odour protection and comfort.
For more than a century, C. R. Bard, Inc. has been at the forefront of developing innovative medical devices that solve the challenges of Healthcare Professionals and patients. We are committed to pursuing technological innovations that offer superior clinical benefits to patients and Healthcare Professionals while helping to reduce overall health care costs. Bard offer a choice of solutions for continence care, with a range of products for use from diagnosis to treatment, all designed to help people manage a variety of continence issues
B. Braun is one of the world's leading manufacturers of medical devices and pharmaceutical products and services. B. Braun develops high quality product systems and services for users around the world. The Actreen Mini and Actreen Hi-Lite range of intermittent catheters offer discreet and easy to use solutions to ISC users to help manage urinary disorders. Our IryPump bowel irrigation system for bowel dysfunction is an easy to use electrical system offering freedom at the touch of a button. For further information on the products and services offered by B Braun please visit www.bbraun.co.uk or contact Emerald on 0800 526116
At Bullen Healthcare, our mission is to help life go smoothly, by shouldering some of the burden, so that our customers don’t have to. For over 150 years we have been trusted to deliver life-changing stoma, urology and wound care appliances and medication prescriptions. Inspired by our customers and a drive to do the right thing we have developed an innovative home delivery model that goes above and beyond simply box-shifting. Committed to excellence and continual improvement our service is underpinned by methodical, precise and efficient systems that allow us to accurately and speedily respond to our customers’ needs.
Clinisupplies are an experienced healthcare organisation and among the UK’s leading providers of medical devices. We are committed to making a real difference to our customers’ lives with our range of high-quality products and services.
To learn more about us and our products visit www.clinisupplies.co.uk
For healthcare professionals and patients to learn more about the leading services we offer, please visit www.clinidirect.co.uk
Working closely with the people who use them, Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs.
ConvaTec Improving the Lives of the People We Touch
ConvaTec is a global medical products and technologies company, with leading market positions in ostomy care, wound therapeutics, continence and critical care, and infusion devices.
Products and further information are available via the Amcare Group www.amcaregroup.co.uk
Tel: 0800 88 50 50 The Amcare™ Group are dedicated providers of patient support services, and have built a 25 year reputation based on the delivery of the highest quality home care services.
De Smit Medical Systems Ltd
De Smit Medical provide an innovative range of quality products including our highly successful CubeScan family of bladder scanners, a range of stimulators and biofeedback systems along with a selection of women’s health related products. De Smit Medical is proud of the quality service we offer having achieved ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO22301. Educational training is also high on our agenda, with clinical courses run on pelvic floor dysfunction. We pride ourselves on offering competitively priced products with unparalleled customer service providing technical support to the NHS, private healthcare and individual customers.
The TENA® brand is the worldwide leader in continence health care and incontinence management with products and services for individual consumers and for healthcare facilities in over 100 countries. With the TENA® brand, Essity is at the forefront of developing products that minimize the impact of incontinence and improve the dignity and everyday lives of people living with light, moderate or heavy incontinence.
Founded in 1950 by Dr Frederik Paulsen, Ferring Pharmaceuticals is focused on the research and commercial development of peptides - natural compounds that play a role in virtually all of the body's systems. Ferring produces pharmaceuticals in specific therapeutic areas to help clinicians treat patients on the body's own terms.
As a dedicated, research-driven biopharmaceutical company, Ferring identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the fields of fertility, obstetrics, endocrinology, urology and gastroenterology. Ferring continues to invest in R&D to enable the introduction of new and enhanced medicines. At present, there are a number of major projects in the Ferring R&D pipeline, which complement the existing portfolio and offer innovative development of current brands. They also fit neatly into the core expertise areas of peptide chemistry, pharmacology and drug delivery systems. Ferring's developmental activities are on a global scale and are conducted in collaboration with leading academic centres and teaching hospitals worldwide. Co-ordination of development is maintained from the International PharmaScience Center in Copenhagen, Denmark. The accumulated knowledge and experience of Ferring are paving the way for novel compounds that will become tomorrow's pharmaceuticals.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Drayton Hall, Church Road, West Drayton. UB7 7PS , Tel: 0844 931 0050
With over 35 years of experience in design, development & manufacture of medical devices, Flexicare has developed a world class reputation. Flexicare distributes to 102 countries through a network of distributors and subsidiaries.
Forma-care (UK) Ltd.
The forma-care offers a full range of continence care products, with a proven record for quality and service spanning over 30 years in Europe. Forma-care pads, fixation pants and body care products provide outstanding value to NHS, hospitals and residential homes. www.forma-care.co.uk
Gama Healthcare Ltd
GAMA Healthcare is a dynamic, innovative company at the forefront of infection prevention technology. We specialise in the manufacture and distribution of revolutionary infection prevention control products and technologies with the provision of exceptional aftercare support.
Today, our products are used in every NHS hospital within the UK and are sold in over 60 countries worldwide.
Science is at the heart of everything we do. Our products are supported by clinical evidence and are rigorously tested to ensure unparalleled quality. We believe that constant innovation is vital. Emerging MDROs and established pathogens present new and unique challenges, hence we opened our state-of-the-art research laboratory in Halifax where our scientific team work to create novel infection prevention solutions and continuously improve our existing products.
Great Bear Healthcare
Great Bear is a manufacturer of Urology devices – Leg & Night Drainage Bags, Sheaths and other Accessories.
We have our own DAC – Nightingale Home Delivery Service – which supplies all brands of continence products to customers in the comfort of their own home/care home. This service is supported by a Team of 8 independent Nurse Advisors.
Hollister Continence Care is committed to making life more rewarding & dignified for the people who use our products & services. Hollister offers a range intermittent catheters & accessories to help improve the quality of people’s lives.
iMEDicareLtd is a dynamic and rapidly growing Medical Device Distributor (established 2004) offering an exciting range of unique and market leading medical products for patient use in the fields of Urology and Continence Management / Treatment throughout the UK and Ireland. Our motto is Pelvic Health Naturally – premised on the ability of living tissues to react positively to clinically approved therapeutic measures in a pelvic health context.
JADE-EURO-MED is a family run business with its priorities firmly fixed on customer care. Located in rural Hanningfield, near Chelmsford in Essex our roots can be traced back to the mid 1800’s.
We are a major supplier of body worn continence supplies. By manufacturing ‘on site’ we maintain our independence and high standard of quality control. We are suppliers of disposable continence products to the healthcare market.
MacGregor Healthcare Ltd is focused on providing quality medical products and world class service within bowel and bladder, so that people have a more fulfilled life. We have the largest range of rectal irrigation products to suit all patients’ needs. Each of our Qufora IrriSedo systems (Mini, Cone, Balloon and bed) have been designed with patients in mind. They are innovative medical devices that are trusted and used by healthcare professionals and patients in 15 countries around the world. Qufora products are easy to use and effective, so that your patient or their carer can perform bowel management both easily and quickly
Manfred Sauer UK
Manufacturer of innovative urology products with a difference, often designed by end users with unique features and benefits!
Our product range includes the P. Sure self-adhesive sheaths with a buffer zone to prevent backwash, available in 11 different sizes from 18mm to 40mm. The IQ Cath with the flexible, rounded tip that is great for passing enlarged prostates. The unique Nephsys nephrostomy system which is available on NHS prescription along with our vast range of legs bags for all occasions.
Manfred Sauer UK - www.manfredsauer.co.uk
Optimum Medical - www.optimummedical.co.uk
Optimum Medical are specialists in creating healthcare lubricant gels and urology products. Our medical devices are used in every NHS hospital and in over 60 countries around the world. So when you use products from Optimum Medical, you can feel confident you’re using a brand that you can trust. The Ugo Urology range offers patients a choice of high-quality yet cost-effective catheter drainage and fixation products, all widely available on prescription across the UK.
Paul Hartmann Ltd
HARTMANN are the supplier of the continence product range MoliCare®. HARTMANN work closely with customers to improve their services; leading the way in IT systems, education, products and customer service to fully support your service.
Peak Medical Ltd, based in rural Oxfordshire markets, sells and distributes a range of specialist catheters for intermittent self-catheterisation, meatal dilatation and Mitrofanoff catheterisation. The company is committed to delivering excellence and innovation in its products and services for both continence and ostomy care.
A Little Extra Care
For the last 30 years, we’ve been providing customers just like you with a free, high quality prescription service.
We offer a discreet service supplying prescription products for all of your ostomy needs (colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy) and your bladder and bowel management (catheters, leg bags and night bags, and syringes, bed pads, wet wipes etc.)
We are a family-run company and one of the only independent organisation’s of our kind in the United Kingdom. This allows us to provide a friendly, professional service with also a little extra care; the kind of service we’d be happy for our own friends and family to receive
Renew Medical Ltd
Renew Medical aims to improve the quality of life and restore the dignity of people suffering from Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL). The Renew Insert was researched, developed and clinically tested for over 7 years in the USA and Europe. The resulting product is unique in its combination of safety, effectiveness, comfort and ease of use, assisting patients to independently and discreetly manage their ABL.
Richardson Healthcare Ltd
Richardson Healthcare Ltd specialises in manufacturing advanced wound care products, surgical equipment and medical devices. We develop exciting new products for wound care, surgery, infection control and patient safety. Our ethos is a continuous process of research, development and innovation, taking ongoing feedback from medical staff at all levels to produce the best possible products. Working in partnership with healthcare professionals, we strive to develop exciting new products for wound-care, surgery, infection control and patient safety. And when availability and prompt delivery are key requirements, our warehousing and logistics operation ensures that the right products are on hand, on time, every time!
Website link, https://www.richardsonhealthcare.com/
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Teleflex is a global provider of specialty medical devices used for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. We serve hospitals and clinicians in more than 130 countries with well known, trusted brands in Urology, vascular access, general and regional anaesthesia, respiratory care, cardiac care, and surgery. We also provide products and services for device manufacturers. Our products are designed to cost effectively provide clinical benefits and enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety.
Stirling Anglian Pharmaceuticals is committed to medicines optimisation and improving patient care. We have sourced and developed a portfolio of high quality, patient-centric medicines designed to benefit health outcomes and help curb waste. We work closely with stakeholders to identify real-world problems and develop value-based solutions that support the delivery of efficient and cost-effective healthcare. By addressing patient compliance issues we offer real and practical solutions to waste management and supply these at the lowest possible cost.
Thornton and Ross
At Wellspect we develop innovative continence care solutions that change people’s lives. We are committed to inspire our users to build self-confidence and independence as well as good health and well-being. We have been leading the industry for over 30 years with our product brands LoFric® and Navina™. Creating reliable and user-friendly products for bladder and bowel management with as little environmental impact as possible. We passionately strive to become climate neutral and work closely together with users and healthcare professionals who constantly inspire us to improve our products and services in a sustainable way, now and for the future.
Win Health Medical
Win Health Medical supplies medical devices for urology, continence therapy and pelvic floor rehab, including ultrasound bladder scanners, EMG, stimulators, probes, pelvic floor exercisers, male non-catheter urinals, bed protection and more.