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
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
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.
Clinicept Healthcare Ltd product’s primarily target two key areas; Surface disinfection & Care and Patient Care & Hygiene.
All our products have been carefully developed by highly qualified UK scientists and rigorously tested to strict European (EN) standards.
The Patient Care & Hygiene products include Bed Bath Wipes, Rinse free Shampoo Caps, Hand & Face patient wipes, which have been independently assessed and proven gentle, yet effective at cleansing patients’ skin due to the selection of high performing and caring skincare ingredients.
In addition to this, we also have a range of patient care wipes, which are macerator friendly.
The continence care wipes are proven effective at preventing onset of Incontinence associated dermatitis (IAD) and moisture lesions. They leave a barrier protection film on the surface of the skin, to help lock unwanted moisture out, caused by further episodes of incontinence.
Our 2% Chlorhexidine products, are highly effective at skin disinfection and include 2% Chlorhexidinewash cloths, 2% Chlorhexidine wash mitts and a 2% Chlorhexidine rinse free Shampoo
Clinimed - www.clinimed.co.uk
Clinisupplies Ltd - www.clinisupplies.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
Fittleworth is a trusted and dedicated NHS dispenser for urology products that caters for the individual needs of patients at a local level. Clinical Respect is central to our health provider promise to deliver excellence in patient care and helping achieve best value in prescribing whilst respecting the healthcare professional decision.
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.
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.
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.
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 - www.manfredsauer.co.uk
Ontex is a leading international manufacturer of disposable personal hygiene solutions for all generations, due to our focus on quality, innovation and value-for-money, our products are distributed in more than 110 countries and are manufactured across 17 different production sites. Our disposable continence care brands iD and Lille provide solutions for all types and levels of incontinence.Our iDand Lille brands are supplied to medical distributors and also to the NHS. We are currently Scotland, Wales and Irelands preferred and sole supplier.
Optimum Medical - www.optimummedical.co.uk
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.
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.
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.
Wellspect Healthcare - www.wellspect-healthcare.com
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.